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Old 26th June 2022, 06:37 AM   #1
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Default moro hilt


Supposedly from an old kris hilt (?). Is the pommel ivory (if so from which possible animal source?).


Many thanks in advance for any info on this piece.

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Old 28th June 2022, 09:58 PM   #2
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I would say that yes, it is ivory, though i don't think it is elephant. Possibly whale tooth?
Shame about the damage.
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Old 29th June 2022, 02:41 AM   #3
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I don't know, looks like elephant ivory to me, just cut differently, and probably from Indian elephant ivory.
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