Join Date: May 2006
Jean, that hilt that you have shown would originally have had one of those Cirebon style iron seluts.
The usual Central Jawa older selut has a scalloped rim. I have only ever seen cheap modern Jogja seluts with a straight rim.
Do we know of any hilt anything like this one from Cirebon?
Do we know of any Balinese hilt that uses a selut that would require deep cutting into the hilt?
If we do, then maybe we can give a "possible" to this hilt as a keris hilt, but the geometry of it looks much more like a generic sword/knife/dagger/tool hilt than a keris hilt. The only handle I've seen that looks something like this is a Lombok pelecok handle, but this hilt is not from a pelecok.