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Old 12th January 2021, 02:03 PM   #18
Mickey the Finn
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 77

Psst... The previous owner had the hilt on backwards. I suspect that it's because people unfamiliar with keris see the greneng as having a function similar to what they think the function of "Spanish notches" on the forte of certain knives from the western hemisphere is. They see them as blade catchers on a knuckleguard. They certainly could function as blade catchers, as could "Spanish notches".
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Mickey the Finn
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