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Old 20th June 2019, 06:35 PM   #1
Bob A
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Default Horn material in Rencong

Stimulated by Ibrahiim al Balooshi's recent post regarding identification of rhino horn in khanjar hilts, I was reminded of the translucent nature of the hilt in a recently acquired rencong. I took several photos - apologies for single-handed cell phone pics - using a bright flashlight to illuminate the innards of the horn.

I lack the expertise to determine the origin of the horn. Comment encouraged.
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Old 20th June 2019, 07:05 PM   #2
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My guess it is buffalo, cow or some other ruminant.
Rhino is a conglomerate of hair, not layers like buffalo.
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Old 20th June 2019, 08:09 PM   #3
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Agree complete with Ariel, buffalo or cow horn, think it's the first one.
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Old 20th June 2019, 08:25 PM   #4
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Thank you for your observations, gentlemen.
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Old 20th June 2019, 10:56 PM   #5
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Albino water buffalo horn has been a common choice for these rencong.

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