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FilAmfighter1 30th October 2015 01:47 AM

Extra-LG Barong
 
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Hello everybody,
I have been busy with life but recently I came across this Barong, Please tell me as much as you can, it is larger and longer than any others I have seen or have in my collection. It has an over all of about 30 inches long! I got this blade for $ owed to me, I am trying to figure out how old and where was it made. Blade is spring steel and ring tone to it and was hand forged. The sheath is wrapped with a flat wire, the sheath was decorated with what looks to be thin sheet aluminum or silver. I was guessing made early 1900s. Please share your thoughts!

ariel 30th October 2015 01:13 PM

Post WW2?

Sajen 30th October 2015 03:16 PM

Agree with Ariel, WWII or slightly after. Nice, nearly complete piece. :) Similar to one of my collection, see here: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ighlight=barong

Regards,
Detlef

kronckew 30th October 2015 08:46 PM

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didn't the visayans prefer these longer barongs?
my more recent one has a 19.25" (49cm.) blade.

Battara 31st October 2015 02:10 AM

Close ups would be helpful.

Based on what I can see, this is Sulu and yes WWII or post-WWII. The form of the scabbard, the angle of the upturned toe give some of this away. Also the use of all that mother-of-pearl points to the same time period. The style of hilt also point to a later period as well, but the carvings look Sulu.

What is not as common in earlier periods is the size of the blade. This does somewhat remind me of a sipput style of barong blade, which is longer and narrower than what is usually seen.

Rick 31st October 2015 02:48 AM

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Originally Posted by kronckew
didn't the visayans prefer these longer barongs?
my more recent one has a 19.25" (49cm.) blade.


Interesting grind on this one .
A sharpened false edge, Wayne ?

kronckew 31st October 2015 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Rick
Interesting grind on this one .
A sharpened false edge, Wayne ?



the false edge/yelman is NOT sharp. it has about a 1mm 'edge'.
the blade itself is scandy ground rather than chisel.

FilAmfighter1 1st November 2015 12:27 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sajen
Agree with Ariel, WWII or slightly after. Nice, nearly complete piece. :) Similar to one of my collection, see here: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ighlight=barong

Regards,
Detlef



Read the rules.

Robert

Sajen 1st November 2015 12:35 AM

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Originally Posted by FilAmfighter1
So around WW-2 period ...

We don't discuss prices at the forum, better you modify your both posts, I will pm you. And read the forum rules! ;)

Regards,
Detlef

FilAmfighter1 1st November 2015 04:10 PM

My Bad!
 
Sorry guys, my Bad!


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