In the early days, the spear was used as a weapon to protect the king during a parade. Today, the spear functions as a symbol of the Sultan’s powers. It is still used and placed in front of the parade. There are 16 ceremonial spears. Each one measures 2.14-metre long (7 feet and 5 inches) and has seven-curve, pointy blades.
The spear blades made of steel are shaded with the motif of black pepper leaf and gambier, as well as the symbol of the moon and the star that indicates Islam as the state religion. The spears, which are without tassel, are called Ceremonial Spears.