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Old 23rd November 2009, 07:05 PM   #1
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Default Barong blades w/ drawings.

Double edge shandigan. Is that a squid?
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Old 23rd November 2009, 07:57 PM   #2
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I haven't seen as many drawings before on the same barong.
It seems like these motifs are found on the shandigans?
I have one and there is one other at the Met with similar combinations of motifs.
But yours are the best so far!

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Old 23rd November 2009, 08:23 PM   #3
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Wow those are cool lookin! They look like sea serpents from the ocean. On the very top drawing, they may have added the other 4 legged animal to give reference to show how large the sea serpent is in comparison to a land animal. I don't know anything about these drawings, but thats just my uneducated observation. The star is interesting with it being 8 sided...wonder what that signifies. Which ones forsale???
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Old 23rd November 2009, 08:45 PM   #4
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Old 23rd November 2009, 10:53 PM   #5
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pretty cool inlays, hideyoshi! do you mind showing the handles (and scabbard) as well?
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