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Old 17th September 2017, 08:13 AM   #1
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Default Wavy philippines dagger

Hello
This is my last adquisition. Pictures are from seller and I think I have did a good Shop.
All comments are wellcome. THANKS
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Old 17th September 2017, 10:28 AM   #2
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Hi Carlos,

a very good buy! And a very nice and somewhat unusual dagger. You can be happy that I missed the end of the auction caused by some personal stress. And you get it by a very good price too. Would be very nice when you post new pictures when you have received it and have given it some care.

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Old 17th September 2017, 05:43 PM   #3
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Nice Ilocano dagger!
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Old 30th September 2017, 08:48 AM   #4
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I just received dagger. I have made a little cleaning.
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Old 30th September 2017, 03:44 PM   #5
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Nice clean up! Didn't know that the mounts were silver.
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Old 30th September 2017, 03:54 PM   #6
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Could the guard and ferrule be aluminum? If so, this would probably be a WWII era piece.

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Old 30th September 2017, 08:56 PM   #7
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Ian I would say no. The former patina is correct for silver. Aluminum doesn't so much patina as it oxidizes into a white powder. So I would say that this is more likely early 20c and not WWII.
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Old 30th September 2017, 11:02 PM   #8
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Thanks Jose. Good points.

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Ian I would say no. The former patina is correct for silver. Aluminum doesn't so much patina as it oxidizes into a white powder. So I would say that this is more likely early 20c and not WWII.
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Old 30th September 2017, 11:12 PM   #9
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I agree that the fittings are indeed made from either silver or a silver alloy. As Jose has pointed out, the way it was oxidized and the color it was when it was sold definitely points to the fittings being made of silver. I was watching this piece as well, but due to circumstances beyond my control my bid was canceled sometime before the auction closed. If I were asked I would date this piece to the late 1800's. My congratulations to you on a wonderful score and new addition to your collection. If and when you ever get tired of looking at it (and quite a few of your other items) you know where to send them.

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