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Old 27th December 2017, 02:31 AM   #1
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Default Gunong...recent or vintage?

Happy (almost( New Year, everyone!

I have some time on my hands to finally post some recent additions to my budding collection.

Here is my first gunong. I was attracted to the presence of silver (a jeweler says it is silver, at least). I have looked around, and only have seen one with a similar bone hilt and scabbard. That said, the use of bone for these parts of the knife seems gimmicky, and suggests ethnographic art intended for tourists.

However, I shall let the experts here weigh in with their impressions.

Thanks!
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Old 27th December 2017, 04:05 AM   #2
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Greetings.

I would place this in the 1950s-60s. The pommel and scabbard are made of bone and the mounts look to be brass.

Hope this helps.
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Old 27th December 2017, 05:43 AM   #3
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I agree with Battara. This looks like a mid-20th C. piece--bone and brass fittings

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Agree with Jose and Ian. May I ask how long this dagger is? The fittings will be from silver plated brass.

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Agree with Jose and Ian. May I ask how long this dagger is? The fittings will be from silver plated brass.

Best regards,
Detlef


Thanks for the feedback, everyone. It measures 5.25" for the blade-8" overall.
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Old 1st January 2018, 08:22 AM   #6
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It measures 5.25" for the blade-8" overall.


Hi Shayde,

so it's one of this tiny souvenir gunongs.

Regards and a Happy New Year,
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