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Old 22nd November 2020, 04:44 PM   #1
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Default Pitted keris with seed pod hilt

Hi, Can anyone share info on this keris? The hilt seems to be a type of seed pod. Thanks!
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Old 22nd November 2020, 08:06 PM   #2
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Never seen that before.
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Old 27th November 2020, 04:04 AM   #3
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banksia seed pods make cool knife handles, the pores can be cast with coloured resin. Not very old tho...
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Old 28th November 2020, 08:14 AM   #4
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looks like cacao pod. probably just a case of anything will do until something better is found?
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Old 29th November 2020, 06:33 AM   #5
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Shape of hilt is very similar to this recently posted sewar
http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=26496
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Old 2nd December 2020, 02:49 PM   #6
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Hello David,

I don't think there is any relationship between these designs (aside from that oval hilts allow for a decent grip/push).

The Sumatran sewar has a round hilt while the keris hilt exhibits faceting.

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Old 2nd December 2020, 08:31 PM   #7
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Would it be possible to get a shot looking down onto the top of the gonjo?
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