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Old 5th January 2011, 10:51 PM   #1
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Default Philippine dagger with figural handle

Hello,

yesterday ended the auction of this IMHO very nice philippine dagger, unfortunately wasn't I the winner (hope someone from the forum win it) since I fall to sleep. But I like to know more about it, special the age.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...RK%3AMEDWX%3AIT

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Old 7th January 2011, 03:23 PM   #2
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Beautiful European-influenced piece from probably Luzon or Batangas. The necklace that loops down and joins onto the upper ferule is reminiscent of a feature sometimes seen on Malay kris sundangs from Mindinao.
Some research into the hair/head-dress might be fruitful.
Early 20th is my 2 cents on age. By Early 20th I mean pre-wwII, which seems in the PI, as in so much of the Earth, to be the most meaningful dividing point.
Note the handguard that is shaped like a stylized European renaissance sheild, such as a police badge.
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Old 7th January 2011, 05:14 PM   #3
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Beautiful European-influenced piece from probably Luzon or Batangas. The necklace that loops down and joins onto the upper ferule is reminiscent of a feature sometimes seen on Malay kris sundangs from Mindinao.
Some research into the hair/head-dress might be fruitful.
Early 20th is my 2 cents on age. By Early 20th I mean pre-wwII, which seems in the PI, as in so much of the Earth, to be the most meaningful dividing point.
Note the handguard that is shaped like a stylized European renaissance sheild, such as a police badge.


Hello Tom,

thank you for your comment. So my impression was good and I have a reason to fall to depression because I pass it, special by this price!
You have noted the brass shield at the sheat?

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Old 8th January 2011, 01:50 AM   #4
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Hello Detlef,
Don't feel bad as I was watching this also and was ready to place a bid when my daughter and her family showed up at my door. By the time that they had left I had forgotten to place my bid and just went to bed. I realized what I had done the next day but by then it was too late. When I saw the price that it had gone for I too was a little upset with myself.

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Hello Detlef,
Don't feel bad as I was watching this also and was ready to place a bid when my daughter and her family showed up at my door. By the time that they had left I had forgotten to place my bid and just went to bed. I realized what I had done the next day but by then it was too late. When I saw the price that it had gone for I too was a little upset with myself.

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Hello Robert,

thank you for your kind words! In German we have a slogan: shared grief is half sorry!

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