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Old 3rd July 2009, 01:03 PM   #2
Emanuel
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Hello Hotspur,

Nice to see you here, in the past I've enjoyed your posts on swordforum.

What you have is a gunong from the Philippines. Search the forum, you'll find quite a bit of discussion on them.

I have one similar to yours, but the blade is not plated and it has luks (waves). The fittings are white metal - aluminium likely, so I guess dating from after WWII. I will post some pics when I get home. It seems as though mine is pattern-welded and I've been meaning to try an etch on it. Try to etch yours, you might find a pattern.

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Emanuel
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