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Old 28th October 2017, 07:36 PM   #1
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Default Piha Kaetta off the bucket list

I've been looking for one of these priced reasonably, in decent condition for some time and I finally got one; nothing fancy, but I think a good honest piece.
The blade measures 8"x 1.75" at it's widest and the spine measures 7/16" at the base.
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Old 28th October 2017, 10:02 PM   #2
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And what an exceptionally lovely one!!! Congrats!
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Old 28th October 2017, 10:06 PM   #3
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Very nice piece .
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Old 28th October 2017, 10:11 PM   #4
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Yes, very hard to find in this condition! Good catch!
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Old 28th October 2017, 10:15 PM   #5
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With scabbard and all


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Old 29th October 2017, 01:27 AM   #6
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Thank you all for the kind compliments!
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Old 30th October 2017, 01:06 AM   #7
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...nothing fancy, but I think a good honest piece.

LOL! Fancy enough. I have certainly seen much plainer examples. The hilt appears to be ivory. Are the mounts silver or some other form of white metal.
This is a complete and as you say "honest" example. A lot of times you don't find these with the scabbards. So i'd say you did well, especially if you found to at a reasonable price. One of these is on my bucket list as well, though i am a bit frightened that i might not be able to stop at just one.
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Old 30th October 2017, 04:40 AM   #8
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Once again thanks to all for the kind words.You are correct on all counts; the mounts are silver and the inlays are brass.
I believe that is the way we all started;"thinking we would only get one," of this or that.
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Here are a couple of examples .. The Royal Workshops would have several craftsmen expert in the various materials and would have carved in Horn, Ivory and Coral to name but 3. Is the picture showing a skewer as noted by the Met or is it a pen for writing on leaves? The Hilt on the right is Coral.
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... One of these is on my bucket list as well, though i am a bit frightened that i might not be able to stop at just one.

Especially if you find a whole bunch of them in one only auction, David

Silver, brass, ivory, rhino horn ...
(Palácio do Correio Velho, 1989)

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