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Rafngard 8th October 2017 04:44 PM

Wow!

Absolutely stunning.

Would the Brass inlay have talismanic properties here? Or is this likely just decorative?

Thanks,
Leif

Sajen 8th October 2017 04:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rafngard
Wow!

Absolutely stunning.

Would the Brass inlay have talismanic properties here? Or is this likely just decorative?


Hi Leif,

thank you! :) Frankly said, I can't answer your good question. :shrug:
But what's funny, I purchased this little beauty from a german website similar like ebay.

Regards,
Detlef

F. de Luzon 16th October 2017 10:27 AM

A beautiful addition to your impressive collection! :)

Fernando

Sajen 16th October 2017 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by F. de Luzon
A beautiful addition to your impressive collection! :)

Fernando


Thank you Fernando! :)

Regards,
Detlef

Battara 6th November 2017 10:50 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rafngard
Wow!

Absolutely stunning.

Would the Brass inlay have talismanic properties here? Or is this likely just decorative?

Thanks,
Leif

I believe the answer is "yes". Bronze, brass, and copper blades appear to be talismanic, and by extrapolation, their use on blades (along with silver) is used for talismanic purposes. In fact often they appear on blades lnlaid in talismanic forms like animals, the sun, stars, other symbols, and even script.

Sajen 4th March 2018 03:23 PM

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Another new addition to the collection, just bought so here a few modified seller pictures.

kai 4th March 2018 05:11 PM

Neat - am looking forward to seeing the blade etched, Detlef!

Sajen 4th March 2018 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by kai
Neat - am looking forward to seeing the blade etched, Detlef!


Hello Kai,
thank you! Will need a little bit. I like this early gunongs with inlaid blades. I think it's a late 19th to very early 20th century piece.

Regards,
Detlef

Battara 4th March 2018 05:41 PM

I agree Detlef. I also like walker gunongs andd this one is a good one with great Maranao silver inlay.

Congratulations!

Sajen 4th March 2018 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Battara
I agree Detlef. I also like walker gunongs andd this one is a good one with great Maranao silver inlay.


Thank you Jose for confirming my age guess. What you mean by "walker gunong"?

Regards,
Detlef

Battara 6th March 2018 12:13 AM

I hate auto-correct! :mad:

This was a typo. It was supposed to say "earlier" gunongs.

In fact, I love this inlay best because it has truly traditional Maranao okir. Not seen one like it till now.

kronckew 6th March 2018 05:58 AM

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thanks, had visions of an 1847 Walker Colt .44 gunong running thru my head. ;)

Sajen 7th March 2018 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by kronckew
thanks, had visions of an 1847 Walker Colt .44 gunong running thru my head. ;)



:D :D

F. de Luzon 23rd March 2018 01:55 PM

Interesting details on that gunong, Detlef!

Fernando

Sajen 25th March 2018 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by F. de Luzon
Interesting details on that gunong, Detlef!


Thank you Fernando, wait a little bit, there are hidden some more interesting details! ;)

Regards,
Detlef

Sajen 29th April 2018 05:01 PM

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A recent addition, later version around the 1940s but I like this style.

Rafngard 2nd May 2018 02:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Sajen
A recent addition, later version around the 1940s but I like this style.



Ahh, so you're the one who out bid me. No worries. It left me money to buy something else ;-)

I also like this style. It is a nice one. I really like the grain on the pommel and the okir.

I hope you enjoy it!

Have fun,
Leif

Sajen 2nd May 2018 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Rafngard
Ahh, so you're the one who out bid me. No worries. It left me money to buy something else ;-)

I also like this style. It is a nice one. I really like the grain on the pommel and the okir.

I hope you enjoy it!


Thank you Leif,

but for this you've won the very nice Visayan daga! ;)

Regards,
Detlef

Sajen 10th August 2018 02:09 PM

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Time for a family update picture!

Battara 10th August 2018 03:06 PM

W😳W! Nice collection there Detlef. You are now officially Tito Gunong 2 😃! (Tagalog for Uncle Gunong)

Sajen 10th August 2018 03:49 PM

:D Thank you Jose! :)

Robert 12th August 2018 07:17 AM

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Detlef,
What a wonderful collection of gunongs you have been putting together. If ask I would have to say that even though they are all beautiful examples of the pandays art that the third one from the left and the one with the deeply cut blade that is ninth from the right are my favorites ones in this grouping. I am looking forward to seeing many more photos of new pieces as you find and adopt them into this family. :D


Best,
Robert

CharlesS 12th August 2018 10:22 AM

NICE Collection! You clearly have good taste and have been quite selective in your gunong acquisitions. Lovely pieces!

Sajen 12th August 2018 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Robert
If ask I would have to say that even though they are all beautiful examples of the pandays art that the third one from the left and the one with the deeply cut blade that is ninth from the right are my favorites ones in this grouping.


Thank you Robert as well for the work you have done on some of this examples. The two mentioned ones are also my favorites.

Best regards,
Detlef

Sajen 12th August 2018 05:04 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlesS
NICE Collection! You clearly have good taste and have been quite selective in your gunong acquisitions. Lovely pieces!


Thank you Charles! Nice compliment! :) :cool:

Regards,
Detlef


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