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Old 5th October 2020, 07:17 PM   #1
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Hello, just sharing a recent acquisition. Am just wondering if anyone here has a similarly-flavored barung. I'm looking for a similar piece to pattern the scabbard after. Age estimates and assessments are welcome. The abaca wrap was my addition; I still need to have the wrapped part of the ferrule repaired after the virus era.
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Old 6th October 2020, 12:30 AM   #2
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Although the blade is a little wider than many 19th C examples, I think this one is probably mid- to late-19th C. The scabbard could be a somewhat later replacement and not necessarily original to the sword. Nice laminated pattern on the blade. A nice looking fighting barung.

Sorry, I don't have a scabbard to match your barung for age.
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Although the blade is a little wider than many 19th C examples, I think this one is probably mid- to late-19th C. The scabbard could be a somewhat later replacement and not necessarily original to the sword. Nice laminated pattern on the blade. A nice looking fighting barung.

Sorry, I don't have a scabbard to match your barung for age.
No problem, thanks for the kind words =)
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