Thread: Extra-LG Barong
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Old 31st October 2015, 01:10 AM   #5
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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.
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