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Old 11th June 2011, 06:04 AM   #1
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Unhappy Bargain Mandau at e-pray

Hmmm...
Should have stayed up, or put a snipe on it.
This one went cheap.
http://cgi.ebay.nl/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEDWX:IT
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Old 11th June 2011, 08:04 AM   #2
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Hmmm...
Should have stayed up, or put a snipe on it.
This one went cheap.
http://cgi.ebay.nl/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEDWX:IT


Yes very cheap...... Beautifull longglat blade!
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Old 11th June 2011, 08:58 PM   #3
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What does it mean to see silver inlay in these blades?
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Old 11th June 2011, 09:19 PM   #4
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It was a nice one! Unusual for anything to be missed on ebay, was it the lack of scabbard that held it back?
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Old 11th June 2011, 09:51 PM   #5
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It was a nice one! Unusual for anything to be missed on ebay, was it the lack of scabbard that held it back?

No I guess this item went by unnoticed by the people who would appreciate such beautifull sword.. :-(
If I had it I would remove that hair though....

PS I've a similar one, still one of my favorites!
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Old 12th June 2011, 02:43 PM   #6
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No I guess this item went by unnoticed by the people who would appreciate such beautifull sword.. :-(
If I had it I would remove that hair though....

PS I've a similar one, still one of my favorites!


I was the first one who give a bid to this mandau and have had in mind to went higher at the last moment. It was the working stress that I forget it and now I am more disappointed when I see how cheap it was sold!!!
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If I had it I would remove that hair though....



Hi Maurice,

why you would do so? Do you think that the hair isn't original to the handle?

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Old 12th June 2011, 03:06 PM   #8
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Here are the pictures from the seller for later reference.
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Old 12th June 2011, 03:06 PM   #9
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And the last ones.
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Old 12th June 2011, 03:40 PM   #10
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Hi Maurice,

why you would do so? Do you think that the hair isn't original to the handle?

Regards,

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I strongly have that feeling yes, but I would take the final decision to get it out when having it in hands..

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Old 12th June 2011, 04:40 PM   #11
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I thought these things had hair? Unless you mean a different type of hair........
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Old 12th June 2011, 04:53 PM   #12
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I thought these things had hair? Unless you mean a different type of hair........
Yes these things had hair into the handles indeed. But I have the feeling this is a latter implacement.
It looks a bit "fuzzy" at the base... ;-)

PS the resin rings seems also done later, but it could be the shiny image...
It also looks a bit longer as it used to was...
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Old 12th June 2011, 10:00 PM   #13
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I was the first one who give a bid to this mandau and have had in mind to went higher at the last moment. It was the working stress that I forget it and now I am more disappointed when I see how cheap it was sold!!!

Yep. I also put in a bid, and was overbid with just 2,50 by the winner.
Maybe should have snipped it

On the other hand, it is without scabbard, and all mandaus I have are with scabbard. So it would be a slight downgrade. even at this price.
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Yep. I also put in a bid, and was overbid with just 2,50 by the winner.
Maybe should have snipped it

On the other hand, it is without scabbard, and all mandaus I have are with scabbard. So it would be a slight downgrade. even at this price.




I was also collecting "complete" pieces, but some are definately worth collecting without scabbards. Especially with such nice blades. Looks great on a socket!
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