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Old 26th October 2017, 09:00 PM   #1
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Default African or Philippine ??

I just picked this up(it hasn't been shipped yet), and it was listed as African, but I'm thinking it could possibly be Philippine.The blade almost looks like a barong profile.
Any thoughts?
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Old 26th October 2017, 09:24 PM   #2
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This is African. Besides if the carving were Philippine it would be Igorot, but they donít have blades like this, and if the blade were somehow Sulu, they donít have carvings like this.

African or somewhere else.
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Old 26th October 2017, 11:32 PM   #3
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Thanks for the information.
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Old 27th October 2017, 02:19 AM   #4
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I am not so convinced like Jose, the pommel carving is remindful of Bicol inaso pommels, somewhat unusual but similar. I would like to see better pictures, special from the cleaned blade and the top of the pommel, is the tang peened in up? At least I can understand why Drac2k ask the question. Please provide better pictures when you have received it.

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Old 27th October 2017, 03:00 AM   #5
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Will do and thanks for your imput.The total length was given to be 19".
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Old 27th October 2017, 11:13 PM   #6
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Detlef, I considered the carving being Bicolano, but again the style and motif don't fit well at all in my opinion.
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Old 28th October 2017, 06:04 PM   #7
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I don't know what this is, except to say I am fairly positive its not African.
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Old 28th October 2017, 10:52 PM   #8
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what's the dimension?
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Old 29th October 2017, 01:30 AM   #9
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19" long(total length), and 3.75" at it's widest.
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Old 29th October 2017, 03:25 AM   #10
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The handle looks like it's wrapped with the kind of wire one uses to hang pictures; or is it just a wire loop around the pommel?

Is there a ferrule or is it just (wire?) wrapping?
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Old 29th October 2017, 04:28 AM   #11
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The handle looks like it's wrapped with the kind of wire one uses to hang pictures; or is it just a wire loop around the pommel?

Is there a ferrule or is it just (wire?) wrapping?



It looks like the grip may be wrapped with insulated electrical wire, and that the end at the blade junction has been stripped to reveal the copper core, appearing as a ferrule of sorts.
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