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Old 10th June 2023, 01:43 PM   #1
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Default Bugis? Keris hilt

Previously I posted images of this hilt asking if it might be rhino as it was sold as such. I can now confirm it is buffalo horn. However a nice surprise that emerged were the tiny faceted, sparkling stones set into the horn. The hilt is very well carved too. The mendak pendok bolster? is unusual and it seems a decent enough keris to me. Opinions welcome.
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Old 11th June 2023, 08:40 AM   #2
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very nice, the sleet, which may be silver (test it or have it tested ) looks a bit rough to me considering the level of carving Involved. I have modern versions of buffalo Bugis hilts with similar intricate carving.

On the leafs of the sleet, there seem to be remnants of glued (or perhaps soldered) round things which may have been stones or things like that.
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