After the inception, the keris culture reached it’s peak and affiliated with the royal courts. It is also part of royal regalia for sultanates and kingdoms throughout the Malay world. The regal affiliation elevated it’s status hence creates a distinction, to differentiate keris made for the commoners and those specially made for the kings and the nobles. Keris are also used as symbols in coat of arms and emblems, showing loyalty and allegiance to the ruling sultans. These factors are key to the survival of keris as these royal traditions sustain until today.