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Old 27th October 2012, 08:18 AM   #1
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Seeing as I had the chance to pick this up for literally next to nothing on epray I would really appreciate the experts assistance with determination its age. I do not at the present time have any information on the dimensions of this piece but from what I have been able to find out by reading the various posts on these I am assuming that the shape of the hilt is one of the main points in determining age. With that in mind I would guess that this would have possibly been made anywhere from the 1920's to the 1940's. Any and all help with this would be greatly appreciated. As for the present condition of gunong I think that it will be a easy restoration project. Here are the pictures from the auction.

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Old 27th October 2012, 11:14 AM   #2
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Hello Robert,

good catch, think that it is a early one, around 1920. Don't think that it is much later. I agree, after some restore work it will be a nice looking piece. Try to etch it, don't think that it isn't laminated. Please keep us updated.

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Old 27th October 2012, 04:34 PM   #3
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Definitely worth more than "next to nothing".
I pretty much agree with Detlef. Definitely pre-WWII i'd say. This should be a fun restoration job. I image it will clean up nicely.
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Old 27th October 2012, 07:11 PM   #4
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Good call for the 1920s. I also agree in that it maybe a laminated blade.
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Old 27th October 2012, 11:12 PM   #5
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Sweet! Love the hilt shape.
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Old 27th October 2012, 11:36 PM   #6
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I would like to thank everyone who has commented so far for your interest and help in confirming the age of this gunong. As soon as it arrives I will clean and take a very close look at the blade to see if it is laminated or not but just by enlarging and looking at the above pictures I already believe that it more than likely is. I am also looking forward to cleaning the left over glue "from where the hilt at one time had been wrapped with tape" to see if the hilt is of burled wood as I also suspect it to be. Again, I would like to thank you all for your kind words and help with this piece.

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Old 28th October 2012, 01:37 AM   #7
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If there are any designs in the guard, please post that too.......
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