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Old 18th June 2011, 03:29 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Maurice
Thanks Gene, very stylish handle, I love it!

The reason why I asked you to show me a picture from the front, was to look at the shape. In this case it's getting narrower in the middle of the "beak".
There are also handles which are getting wider along the middle....

So here some Nias swords with "similar" handles which are getting narrower.
Source: the Leiden museum.....
Ah, I see Excellent, thanks for the examples.
How unusual are they compared with the more elaborate carved head hilts?
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