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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By Robert
I was just wondering, in photos above (the second...

I was just wondering, in photos above (the second one in particular) to me the band has a gold/swasa look to it. Either way gold or silver it is nice that it is still with the gunong and was not lost...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Robert
David, I am in total agreement with you on this...

David, I am in total agreement with you on this as well as your last posting:



This gunong (as well as the bolo/itak that I recently posted) and others like it I believe were intentionally made...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By Robert
Ah Ha, Now I know who it was that outbid me on...

Ah Ha, Now I know who it was that outbid me on this gunong. :D If was not for the hole that some A##%*&e had drilled through the hilt I would have bid higher, but as I already have way too many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 318
Posted By Robert
Detlef, I stand corrected. My mistake.:o...

Detlef, I stand corrected. My mistake.:o

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By Robert
Detlef, Even with the missing parts and minor...

Detlef, Even with the missing parts and minor damage this is still a very nice late 19th early 20th century gunong. The damaged areas of the ivory hilt I think will be hidden from sight and quite...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By Robert
I totally agree on this, though well made this is...

I totally agree on this, though well made this is not something I would consider purchasing. As to dating I will have to agree with Jose that this in all aspects looks to be a piece of fairly recent...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 318
Posted By Robert
Not a Binangon wrong hilt style, Talibong yes (a...

Not a Binangon wrong hilt style, Talibong yes (a general description of a fighting sword from this area) but not a talibon as misstated in the original title, Tenegre possible because of the figural...
Forum: Swap Forum 30th July 2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Robert
The last two are now SOLD. Hopefully I will have...

The last two are now SOLD. Hopefully I will have more in the future.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By Robert
As David has pointed out, to help keep threads...

As David has pointed out, to help keep threads from becoming sidetracked it would be appreciated if from now on anyone who would like to discuss an item not related to the main topic of any thread...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Robert
Just a quick update on this piece, it has arrived...

Just a quick update on this piece, it has arrived and as I had hoped the fittings are indeed made from silver. I will post more photos after the stripping agent has arrived (I had hoped that it would...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Robert
Kubur, I very much agree with Stu and Detlef and...

Kubur, I very much agree with Stu and Detlef and believe that not much more than a possible cleaning after it has passed through so many hands should be done to this piece. I had fully intended to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Robert
Here are the photos associated with the original...

Here are the photos associated with the original thread.

Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By Robert
Hello Nirghosa, There is one other thing about...

Hello Nirghosa, There is one other thing about this I would like to make mention of. The grip area of the hilt seems to be of a constant diameter on this example where on most other barongs the grip...
Forum: Swap Forum 27th July 2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Robert
Only two sheets left.

Only two sheets left.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 318
Posted By Robert
In the pictures it looks like it might be...

In the pictures it looks like it might be automotive body filler or possibly an epoxy putty like Devcon. Either one can be a pain to remove from an item like this. It almost looks as if this was...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Robert
Trenchwarfare, Please re-read the rules. Items...

Trenchwarfare, Please re-read the rules. Items currently for sale ARE NOT to be discussed on the open forum. PERIOD !!!

Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Robert
Hello Nirghosa, I was about to ask if you could...

Hello Nirghosa, I was about to ask if you could add something to the gunong photos that might help give a better indication of their actual size, but I see David has already requested their...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 26th July 2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Robert
Nice nail polish there Rick. :D

Nice nail polish there Rick. :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Robert
Detlef, I will be very happy to post more photos...

Detlef, I will be very happy to post more photos of this after it has arrived and I have had a chance to clean it up a bit. I am hoping that the mounts are silver as I have always wanted one of this...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Robert
Give that man a cigar !! That is exactly what is...

Give that man a cigar !! That is exactly what is unusual about this, it is the smallest one of these that I have seen with detailing of this quality. Here is a photo that shows the scabbard for an...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By Robert
Hello Russel, I have seen a few with this style...

Hello Russel, I have seen a few with this style of panel on the hilts before but never any evidence of splitting where the panel was mounted. I would think that these are a purely decorative feature...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Robert
Though it would be great if it were black coral...

Though it would be great if it were black coral the hilt is made from buffalo horn, but good guess.

Best,
Robert
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Robert
Question Game, What's Different About This Bolo ???

Though it does not look like it there is something very unusual about this bolo/itak. I will be chemically removing the plating after it has arrived. This is going to be a game to see who can tell...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th July 2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By Robert
Hello Jose, This is the only gunong that I have...

Hello Jose, This is the only gunong that I have seen so far with this style of inlay on the blade, especially the "star"? inlays. I have only seen yhose on Kris and other larger blades. To be honest,...
Forum: Swap Forum 24th July 2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Robert
Brass Sheeting For Repair Work FS

I have some extra brass sheeting for doing repair work that I am willing to part with. Great for making missing bands or other missing or damaged parts. These sheets are 12"X12" and 24 gage or .020"...
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