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Old 3rd October 2019, 09:13 AM   #1
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I should really appreciate opinions about this Gunong....
I can understand it is hard because I only have these two pictures for the moment but any opinions at all should b very much appreciated.

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Old 3rd October 2019, 01:26 PM   #2
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I'm going to defer until you have better pictures. In particular, I would like to see close-ups of the hilt and guard.

However, my best guess with these inadequate pictures is that this gunong is not very old.

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Old 3rd October 2019, 07:29 PM   #3
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I would also like to see better photos. But the pommel gives the impression that it might be Tridnaca (giant clam shell).
Can you tell what the metal is on the sheath. Aluminum would place this as Post WWII i think. Regardless, it is an attractive gunong no matter the age.
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Old 3rd October 2019, 10:30 PM   #4
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Hello Stefan,

The blade doesn't look too bad IMVHO...

And possibly the pommel if David is onto something: Tridacna. (Just make sure it's not plastic! )

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Old 5th October 2019, 03:20 AM   #5
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Hello Stefan,
Like everyone else I would like to see a few better quality photos of your new gunong. To me the fittings do not look to be made from aluminum because of the oxidation shown in the first photo you posted, but could possibly be nickel silver or white brass instead. The hilt does however appear to be made of Tridacna shell as suggested by both David and Kai. The groove down the center of the blade I have only seen on blades dating from the 1920's and upward. If I had to guess on the age of this piece I would say second quarter of the 20th century. Better photos will help you to get more precise information from those more knowledgeable on these daggers than I am.

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Old 6th October 2019, 03:36 PM   #6
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Thank you so very much for your opinions, guys! I really appreciate it!
I will post better pictures of it when I have it in my hands.

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