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Old 5th January 2021, 05:47 PM   #61
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I only have a couple of these - a simple hilt with a nice twist-core blade which I picked up from Gavin years ago (currently in storage and no photos to hand), and this one picked up very recently. I've only had a chance to give it a quick wipe down so far.

It's had a bit of a hard life, but I thought it was worth posting as it has a poor man's version of the wire wrap on Pepperskull's barong - exactly the same I think except it's in cord which has frayed quite a bit.

A small area of corrosion on an otherwise nice hollow-ground blade, and an old collector's number on the hilt.


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Length 56cm
Hilt 15.5cm
Ferrule 17 x 3 x 2.4cm
Pommel 16.5 x 3.8cm
Finials 1 x 0.8cm
Blade length 40.5cm
Blade width 3 > 6.5cm
Spine 0.8 > 0.1cm



A really nice piece! This one has a lot of character. I like how the original owner wrapped the whole hilt...I've wielded a very similar-looking sample, but its blade wasn't shandigan.
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Old 6th January 2021, 03:06 PM   #62
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I posted 2 barongs on the same day that this thread was begun not realizing that it was started, so let me add 3 of my other blades.
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Old 6th January 2021, 03:46 PM   #63
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I posted 2 barongs on the same day that this thread was begun not realizing that it was started, so let me add 3 of my other blades.


Merciful Lord...that's a king's ransom of really nice barungs! Great collection!
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Old 6th January 2021, 05:45 PM   #64
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Drac2k, nice batch of barungs, the scabbard wrappings on them are giving me ideas...
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Old 6th January 2021, 08:14 PM   #65
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Thanks, guys.
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Old 7th January 2021, 10:11 PM   #66
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Beautiful barongs drac2k!

Here a update of my ones, some are gone, some are new to the collection.
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Old 8th January 2021, 04:57 AM   #67
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WOW Sajen, pretty darn nice ones you got there yourself; and with scabbards!
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Old 8th January 2021, 01:37 PM   #68
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WOW Sajen, pretty darn nice ones you got there yourself; and with scabbards!


Thank you! But yours with the inlaid blades are outstanding.

The scabbards by the first one from left and the second from right are not original to the blades but fit them fairly well. The two at right are shadigan blades, not good to see in the pictures.
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Old 13th January 2021, 11:57 PM   #69
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Just received this barung last week, passed on by another forumite =) so difficult to get rid of the leaf-blade bug.
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Old 14th January 2021, 05:43 PM   #70
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Just received this barung last week, passed on by another forumite =) so difficult to get rid of the leaf-blade bug.


True, I have more barungs than I have hands to use them.

Is that dark streak in the scabbard a crack or a darker graining? A closeup of the carving near the scabbard mouth and of the grip pommel would be useful too. And, I have this odd desire to oil & rub my wood scabbards with furniture oil... Might do the Kris ones too.

I love the R'eyes' mark on the blade root...cool trademark. Mfg by M.Reyes I presume.
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Old 18th January 2021, 04:06 AM   #71
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True, I have more barungs than I have hands to use them.

Is that dark streak in the scabbard a crack or a darker graining? A closeup of the carving near the scabbard mouth and of the grip pommel would be useful too. And, I have this odd desire to oil & rub my wood scabbards with furniture oil... Might do the Kris ones too.

I love the R'eyes' mark on the blade root...cool trademark. Mfg by M.Reyes I presume.


Hi sir, it's a crack...the scabbard is damaged. I've included additional pictures.
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Old 18th January 2021, 05:15 AM   #72
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Nice, I'd be tempted to wick some superglue into the handle crack & possibly fill the scabbard defect with a wood putty or filler of some sort if you can do it without blocking the entrance of the blade, or possibly just wrap it in a few spots with rattan or other appropriate cord. But that's just me...
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Old 18th January 2021, 11:36 AM   #73
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Here is my contribution
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Very nice collection, Roy!
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Very nice collection, Roy!

Yup, cool stuff. Excellent!
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Very nice collection, Roy!


Agree!
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Old 18th January 2021, 10:21 PM   #77
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Amazing collection! One of the best I've seen so far. May we inquire for more info regarding the 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th samples? The 6th sample seems extra interesting as it has provenance note.
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Old 23rd January 2021, 08:51 AM   #78
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Hello Xasterix.
Can't tell you too much about them as I find Barung nomenclature somewhat confusing.
However, #5 is slightly hollow ground but it does not have a pronounced rib so I don't think it could be called shandigan.

The inscription on #6 is hard to read. I can only make out:-
From (somewhere) village
I cannot read the second line at all
Bought by Col Bird ?
April 4 1900

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The inscription on #6 is hard to read. I can only make out:-
From (somewhere) village
I cannot read the second line at all
Bought by Col Bird ?
April 4 1900...


I enlarged it, and sharpened it a bit. I still can't make out anything on that second line. The rest would make a good example for a doctor's handwriting, it's so obscure. Maybe someone else can try?
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The inscription on #6 is hard to read. I can only make out:-
From (somewhere) village
I cannot read the second line at all
Bought by Col Bird ?
April 4 1900


(somewhere) could be “Moro”

2nd line, 1st word crossed out “Sul”, as in Sulu, 2nd word looks like “Island”
3rd word, the last 4 letters looks like”jolo”
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