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Old 31st July 2014, 03:54 PM   #1
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Default Small ivory hilted gunong restore project

Just bought this small (8,5'') gunong which need some restauration, the guard and nearly all ferrule parts are missing. The pommel seems from ivory. It will be send to a well known member I have contacted before and he think that he will be able to do this job.
I think it is a early 20th century piece because the elongated pommel. I am small by money but by this price I can't resist.

All comments are welcome, special thoughts how the missing parts could has looked.
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Old 31st July 2014, 07:34 PM   #2
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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 unnoticable when the missing ferrule has been added. The blade is well formed and does not look to have any serious rust or pitting. The only damage to the silver sheath looks to have been caused by its being dropped resulting in some slight distortion to the metal. When all missing pieces are replaced and after a good polishing it will be an absolutely stunning addition to your collection. One question, is the braided band made from gold wire as it appears to be in the photos? Please be sure to post more photos showing all the details of this when the restoration is completed for us to drool over.

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Old 31st July 2014, 08:03 PM   #3
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Hello Robert,

thank you for your kind words! You have shown recently how a neglected gunong can come back to old glory again and I hope that it will be by this one the same. And I agree with you that the missing parts from the pommel will be hidden by the new ferrule.
I have looked already longer for a gunong with such an elongated pommel.

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Old 31st July 2014, 10:33 PM   #4
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Congratulations Detlef, I was trying to negotiate with the seller to post to Australia. But you beat me to it! I'm glad it is going to a good home, I'm sure you will do a fine restoration.

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Old 31st July 2014, 10:57 PM   #5
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Congratulations Detlef, I was trying to negotiate with the seller to post to Australia. But you beat me to it! I'm glad it is going to a good home, I'm sure you will do a fine restoration.

Cheers, Russel


Thank you Russel,

I am sure the seller told you a very high shipping price, to Germany he want about $60! The restauration will be done by Jose. I have seen that there has been already five watchers so I buy it direct.

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Old 31st July 2014, 10:40 PM   #6
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I'm not as disappointed as I might have been, as I have recently won a similar (but not as good) Gunong, I will post images in a separate post.
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I'm not as disappointed as I might have been, as I have recently won a similar (but not as good) Gunong, I will post images in a separate post.


I am curious already to see the pictures!
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Old 1st August 2014, 09:36 AM   #8
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One question, is the braided band made from gold wire as it appears to be in the photos?


Hello Robert,

just noticed your question. I think it is silver but not sure.

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The braided band does look silver to me.......
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Old 1st August 2014, 10:14 PM   #10
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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 like the guard and ferrule were.

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Very true Robert. I am surprised it stayed with the piece.
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