Thread: hilt material ?
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Old 7th January 2010, 12:07 AM   #62
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Originally Posted by Gustav
A rather bad picture (sorry!) of an early balu mekabun or veiled Durga hilt (in Europe before 1590), made from rhino-horn. This is the Deutschordens-Keris in Wien, I don't have the Krisdisk, but there must be a much more better depiction of it.

There is a chinese source (also Hasrinuksmo/Lumintu 1988: 19)mentioning short swords with rhino-horn hilts, send as a gift from Maharadja of Kahuripan to China (11 century?).


I also would appreciate if you could say a bit more about the original citation and the genuine source of the information.

Thank you in advance,
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