Sorry I took so long to get back on my post. Here are some more pictures of the bell. A magnet did not stick to the bell so it is painted bronze.
The infomation I have on the bell is from a pamphlet called “A Selected Number of Bells and Gongs” by A.C. Meyer who is my great-grandfather, who also describes the bell as being a dangerous combination of bell and weapon. My grandmother describes the bell as being a Huin Chung bell, which I cannot find any information about. Looking at a publication called “A Guide to the Bells of the Orient” by Sidney Gelman on page 15 has a picture of a Tiger Bell which looks similar.
This is the information that I have about the bell:
It is a four paneled heavy Chinese iron bell. The sides contain each 9 sharp points, 36 in all. Size of the bell 4 1/2 inches at either end, at middle 4 inches, so it cannot be set in upright position.
I also have that it’s a Huin (?) Chung chinese bell. Not sure of the spelling or what exactly it means.
The handle looks original.
Any help would be appreciated!