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Old 29th July 2019, 09:40 AM   #1
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Got this one today.... Should really appreciate your opinions about it....

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Old 29th July 2019, 09:45 AM   #2
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Old 29th July 2019, 11:20 PM   #3
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I would say that this is a Marano piece made probably in Marawi City (Maranao territory) and in the late 1990s.
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Old 30th July 2019, 10:07 AM   #4
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Hi Stefan:

I agree with Battara. This looks like a Maranao creation from the late 20th C. The blade form is not a common traditional Moro shape, and follows more of a Western pattern.

The "curls" on each end of the guard are typical Maranao work of the last 60 years or so, usually seen on gunong that have been described as sarimanok. I've attached pictures of a couple of examples of sarimanok gunong. These are older than your sword, but they have low quality blades and are essentially decorative items.

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Old 30th July 2019, 04:27 PM   #5
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Yes, Maronao work from mid. to end of 20th century. Not very functional blade i would guess.

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Old 30th July 2019, 09:27 PM   #6
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Thank you guys!
I really appreciate your opinions!

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Old 3rd August 2019, 02:09 AM   #7
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Hombre,

A recent post provides this link for modern Moro weapons from Mindanao: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showp...901&postcount=1

If you watch the U-tube video, the women describes a sword called an espada maranao, and I think that term would fit the sword here.

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Old 4th August 2019, 10:09 AM   #8
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Thank you, Ian! I really appreciate it!

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