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Old 1st January 2018, 08:49 PM   #9
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Yes Detlef, there may be other factors here that led you to that conclusion, but i was responding to you response to the size and how that guided your souvenir conclusion. This is certainly not the highest quality manufacture, but in the old days we encounter many different levels of quality and it is not because the lower quality knife is necessarily meant for tourists, just for people with less money to spend. But really any modern made gunong is not really being made for native use in the field, is it? No one is actually carrying these blades day-to-day for their original intended purpose so really all these modern gunongs are made for collectors or tourists. My point about the size of Shayde's gunong is that it is actually a reasonable repro at this size to many original old models.
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