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Old 19th September 2014, 10:09 PM   #1
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Default My gunong collection and some thoughts

Ian has recently asked in a other thread why and what we collect. I have given the answer in his thread already but here some deeper aspects. By threads in this forum, special by threads from Steve Ferguson I get interest for this beautiful daggers. I asked myself some time ago if I should collect only the old/antique ones but decided to collect all which was made for real use. Some interesting pieces I have to let go, by some I was outbid, others has been to expensiv, one very intersting piece get confiscated by german customs. I will show my collection piece by piece, my thoughts about them and what I think about the age. Some of them was discussed before, I will post the links. It is interesting to see how this daggers has looked in different times. In my opinion are the newer pieces also very worthy for a collection as long as they worked for real use, here two threads where I have shown two very interesting gunongs, not antique but worked for use: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ighlight=gunong & http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ighlight=gunong Both are worth to enter a gunong collection.
This interesting gunong get confiscated by german customs because the seller write on the custom declaration "bear tooth handle": http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ighlight=gunong , a very interesting piece IMHO.
Here an very informative link: http://home.earthlink.net/~federico...oroweapons.html

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Old 19th September 2014, 10:19 PM   #2
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Here my centerpiece of my gunong collection, it was dicussed before in this thread: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ighlight=gunong

Scabbard and handle attachments are from silver with two small bands from suassa, pommel from ivory. Blade seems to be laminated but it need more polishing to be sure. Age: 1900-1910. 29,5 cm inside scabbard, blade approx. 19 cm.
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Old 19th September 2014, 10:25 PM   #3
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A little and simple gunong but with outstanding patina to the wooden parts, all fittings are from brass. Age I would guess around 1920. Blade still need more polishing and a etch to tell if it's laminated. 20,5 cm inside scabbard, blade 12,5 cm.
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Old 19th September 2014, 10:39 PM   #4
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Here a little gunong with MOP handle, it was disscussed here: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ighlight=gunong
Scabbard from bamboo with brass fittings is maybe a later replacement. The gunong could be from Sulu, age 1930-1940?, ferrule from silver. Laminated blade. 23,5 cm inside scabbard, blade 14 cm.
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Old 19th September 2014, 10:47 PM   #5
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A beautiful gunong which was discussed here before: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showt...ighlight=gunong
Fittings are from silver (not plated as thought before) and suassa. Wavy blade, not etched until now. 25 cm sheathed, blade 16 cm. Age 1920-1930.
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Old 19th September 2014, 10:55 PM   #6
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One of my very first gunongs, fittings are from white metal (german silver?), good worked blade with engravings, guard from horn. Age I would guess 1930-1940, blade from mono steel. 27 cm overall, blade 15 cm.
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Nice thread.

Here are my 4.

From left to right the hilts are:- M.O.P, wood, wood, bone.
The left hand one shows signs of blade lamination.

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Hello Roy,

I really like the second from the left, a very early example, turn of the 19th century. The one with MOP is also a nice one. The both on the right are post WWII, but the one with wooden handle has a very nice okir work.

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Another one which will enter the family soon.
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i love gunongs,
my favourite lives on the nigghtstand next to the bed.

justincase
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Very nice addition Detlef. You are starting to acquire quite the collection of these. You need to start showing a family group photo every once in awhile too.

Kronckew, I've a "justincase" too. Though not as pretty as yours it does hold 15 rounds.

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Old 23rd November 2014, 11:37 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by kronckew
i love gunongs,
my favourite lives on the nigghtstand next to the bed.

justincase


For "this" case I have a long blade! Are the mounts from silver or aluminium?

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i love gunongs,
my favourite lives on the nigghtstand next to the bed.

justincase


If Justincase came through the door I think I'd rather just shoot the bastard .
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Another one which will enter the family soon.


Have received the gunong, it's a very big one, 36 cm inside scabbard with a blade lenght from 23,5 cm. Fittings are from silver but poorly done. The blade wasn't plated and after a quick polish and etch it show a beautiful lamination. Will show pictures later at the day and also a group picture.
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Will show pictures later at the day and also a group picture.


Great, looking forward to seeing your little family all together.

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Very nice blades, the patterns on one of them really give its uniqueness.
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