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Old 6th December 2005, 03:02 PM   #1
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Default Moro Shield

nice piece, but i was just wondering: are these items really that rare that it commands this high of a price?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

also, why is it that on old pictures, these shields look so much bigger? or are those of different type? comment please on this shield...
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Old 6th December 2005, 03:22 PM   #2
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Shields tend to fall into that murky realm of tribal art, so instead of just us low budget weapons nuts, they attract some more power buyers who are afraid of weapons but like the whole tribal art thing.

As for size, yep many different sizes out there.
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Old 6th December 2005, 10:10 PM   #3
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thanks federico. it's just hard to believe how high these items go for...

any nice links on the bigger sized shields???
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Old 7th December 2005, 04:52 PM   #4
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Besides that, shields are so dadgum rare, especially Moro.
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Battara,
do you have one, and if you do, mind posting a pic???
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Old 8th December 2005, 06:56 AM   #6
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Ron,

the sizes of these tamings vary because these are dependent on the size (diameters) of the trees from which they were taken from. size then and now is measured by palm widths.

I agree that antique tamings are extremely rare because they don't stand the test of time like blades do. I think this is because the tree species and the portion of a tree were they taken from (near the roots) are highly susceptible to insect bores.

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Old 8th December 2005, 04:36 PM   #7
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as usual, thanks for the info, zamboanga. btw, i stained (linseed oil/tung/turpentine mix)the taming, and it's looking sharp...
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*SIGH *...Alas Spunger, no. I wish I could afford one. I have been toying with the idea of making one, but need to look into how to find a tree sized piece of wood (perhaps being more anal retentive about accuracy than I need to be? )....
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