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Old 31st May 2021, 07:23 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by colin henshaw View Post
Well its a Somali sword certainly, but the pommel is wrong. From the images, looks like someone has added a piece to the end of the hilt from a New Guinea or Solomons Islands object ?? which is strange.
HI Colin,

I have the feeling that you have a strong interest for Indonesian and Polynesian/Oceanian islands.
For me a patinated wood looks like patinated wood.
Please look at this link

The pattern of the wood carvings are very similar and IMHO there is no reason to believe that the pommel was replaced.

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