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Old 15th October 2020, 03:15 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by Battara
Xasterix, the Maguindanao pommel looks like aged Mother-of-Pearl in silver frames to me. I have seen it darken like this.

The other pommels are ivory. The red coloration is the result of the presence of sulfur which oxidizes the ivory from red to a dark reddish brown or a honey-is brown.

I find the T'boli bells interesting.
Thanks sir! Here are "raw" pre-restoration pics of the hawkbell-guard kris.
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