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Old 13th February 2019, 12:40 PM   #1
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Hello friends,
My first gunong in a long while. 9 inches overall, 5 1/2" monosteel blade. The ferrule and guard is horn with some insect damage. The hilt seems to be elephant ivory as it has what I think are Schreger angles. The wooden scabbard is cracked and has been wrapped in leather with slits for a belt. I'm guessing it was done by the person who brought it to the States. Seems to have a fair bit of age. Interested in your thoughts.

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Old 13th February 2019, 01:27 PM   #2
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Hello Steve,

Nice addition to your family - thanks for posting!

I do like the horn fittings as well as the blade shape!


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The hilt seems to be elephant ivory as it has what I think are Schreger angles.

It does seem to be elephant or mammoth; I can't be positive from the limited pic though.

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Old 13th February 2019, 04:19 PM   #3
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Hello Steve,

Very nice one, like the contrast between the ivory and black horn!

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Old 15th February 2019, 02:41 AM   #4
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I agree with Detlef, the contrast of the black horn and the ivory is stunning.

A great find!
I am green with envy.

Have fun,
Leif
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Old 15th February 2019, 07:30 AM   #5
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Thank you for your comments gentlemen.

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Old 16th February 2019, 12:57 AM   #6
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This is a nice piece and congratulations! I agree - a great contrast between the ivory and the horn. A great addition to your collection, Tito Gunong!

I will only raise one small issue: I would not consider this an early gunong but a later gunong due to the shape of the pommel and the mono steel blade. These aspects would probably put this into the late 1920s - early 1930s (according to Federico's classification).

Still a very attractive piece.
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Old 18th February 2019, 05:27 PM   #7
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Thank you Jose for the good information! Only 85 years old then. Good enough for CITES. 😀
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