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Old 11th April 2018, 04:51 AM   #1
Harry Marinakis
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Default Help with info on a couple of weapons (WWII?)

Recently came into possession of a couple of hand-me-down weapons, not sure what they are or if they're worth keeping. Apparently they were collected by an American soldier in the Philippine Islands during World War II.

Any ideas?
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Old 12th April 2018, 01:18 AM   #2
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Hi Harry,

The first knife is indeed from the Philippines and is called a gunong (AKA puņal, puņal de kris, belt kris [but it's not a kris]). It looks like a good one. Based on what I learned in this forum, the second knife appears to be from the Kerala area of India. I think the blade shape is more unusual in that the typical blade on these knives is recurved. Very nice indeed but could use some TLC.

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Old 12th April 2018, 03:33 AM   #3
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Certainly worth keeping IMHO. What is the handle of the 2nd one made of....bone/Ivory????
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