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Old 5th November 2009, 12:53 AM   #1
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Default A tenegre

It's been a while since my last acquisition, so I picked up this tenegre from the bay.

22" blade with a nice clip, sort of looks laminated but we'll see. The hilt has lost its nose unfortunately, but it looks like it was a small one and might not be too hard to replace.
A similar example was identified in the past as dating from around the 1920s, would still be a fair assessment? Perhaps closer to WWII?

I like these PI short swords, they seem just perfect all-purpose side-arms.

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Old 5th November 2009, 09:24 AM   #2
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Very nice! I have one with a similar blade shape, but the hilt is different. And the one that you posted a link to, that has a similar hilt, but different blade.

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Lovely blades! Does that flap on the sheath help hold the blade sheath in the sash/belt?
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Lovely blades! Does that flap on the sheath help hold the blade sheath in the sash/belt?


That's what I've always thought. It seems to be a Visayan feature.
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Old 7th November 2009, 02:11 AM   #5
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I also have one that has a similar blade profile.



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Old 7th November 2009, 04:33 AM   #6
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Just curious, did Visayan blades such as the tenegre, sanduko, pinuti, binagong, etc. have clip-points and false-edges before the arrival of the Spanish or after Spanish influence?
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Thanks guys, nice blades all around.
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