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Old 6th May 2012, 12:37 PM   #1
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Default Horn kris hilts

Is it just my ignorance or else, but I do not seem to remember many hilts made of buffalo horn.
Gardner mentions this material only re. K. Bahari.
Is it true? How specific is it?
Is it a sign of a recent production?
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Old 6th May 2012, 04:06 PM   #2
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Hello Ariel,

I have in my collection horn hilts from Java, Bali and Sumatra and have seen horn hilts from Sulawesi, all old or antique.

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Old 6th May 2012, 04:43 PM   #3
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Some examples from my collection.

First two are from Java, third one from Bali, fourth from Sumatra (Minankabau), fitfth from Peninsula and the last again from Sumatra (again Minangkabau).

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Old 6th May 2012, 07:54 PM   #4
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these are also old one's made of buffalo horn
(the Panjang has also the Warangka of horn)
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Some examples from my collection.

First two are from Java, third one from Bali, fourth from Sumatra (Minankabau), fitfth from Peninsula and the last again from Sumatra (again Minangkabau).

Regards,

Detlef


Hello Detlef,

Based on these pictures, I would guess the first 2 from java to be wood. (not horn)

Imho, buffalohorn hilts are most of the time found on "outer Island" type keris.
I have this example in my collection.


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Hello Detlef,

Based on these pictures, I would guess the first 2 from java to be wood. (not horn)
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Hello Willem,

I every time was sure about the material but when I look at the pictures I get doubts. Will test them and post the result here.

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Old 7th May 2012, 09:35 AM   #7
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Some of the hilts shown appear recently made.
Attached are 3 specimens from my collection and made from black horn, 2 from Sumatra and one from Bali (with ivory inserts).
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