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Old 28th October 2008, 09:57 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by mandaukudi
On Timor however you find Kampilans with hughe handles....

In my opinion they have more in common with the head of a hornbill.

Hi Arjan,

I see what you mean and it looks indeed at a hornbill's head.
Did you noticed that the last pic of your Timor-examples has the hilt upsidedown?

The ,hairy, part of the hilt normally is on the ,edge, side of the blade.
To this one the ,hairy, side is at the backside of the blade (non-edge).
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