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Old 7th February 2020, 08:48 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by A. G. Maisey
Personally I doubt that it is a keris hilt.

A ferrule like this is very, very non-typical for a keris hilt. But it could be a keris hilt, a person who was outside the mainstream may have carved and fitted it.

It looks more like nondescript knife/dagger/tool handle than a keris hilt.

If I could handle it I could form a better opinion, from a photo these things are always difficult.


I'd bet it was originally made as a handle for a betel nut chisel.
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