Join Date: May 2006
Here are some pics of North Coast hilts with seluts & ferrules --- sorry I've forgotten the correct Javanese name for a ferrule used on a knife or keris handle.
The image with 7 hilts has two hilts with ferrules in the middle of the bottom row.
In the image with two hilts both have heavy seluts, one of brass, one of iron.
The image with a single keris hilt & the selut detached from the hilt demonstrates the setback required for this type of selut.
The handle showing a Dutchman is from a pelecok and has a ferrule. This handle is intended as a visual joke:- the Dutchman is working for the user, not the user working for the Dutchman.