Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Greenville, NC
Another Nice Ball Pommel Moro Kriss
I know ball pommel krisses are not popular with some Moro collectors, but I really like them.
This is another one with a lovely wood grain(matching its scabbard). The blade is rather typical pattern welding with tempered edges. The hilt is fully dressed in silver alloy bands and woven wire, the bands with heavy copper content.
Note the unique flaring of the last piece of the grip towards the pommel. I have wondered if the pommel represents an opening flower with the flared silver its sepal and the ball pommel its unopened pedals and with the "nipple" on the pommel cap its stigma. ...just a thought.