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Old 25th January 2008, 06:52 PM   #1
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Default Garab / Talibon for comment.

This is my first sword of the year, a Filipino talibon.

It measures 22 3/4" overall, with a 18 3/4" blade that's apparently ~5mm thick. It looks somewhat older than my first talibon: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2292 is WWII or thereabouts a likely date? Earlier/later?

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Old 25th January 2008, 07:12 PM   #2
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Hi Emanuel,
followed this one.....I really like these.....didn't bid because the shipping cost was too high. Next time maybe I thought a possible WW2 bring back......but what do I know


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Old 25th January 2008, 07:21 PM   #3
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Well Katana you apparently know something - I agree it is WWII or perhaps a slight bit earlier (1930s).
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Old 25th January 2008, 08:35 PM   #4
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.....didn't bid because the shipping cost was too high....


Hi David, that's usually what I say when I pass up on goodies from your side of the pond.

Battara, I'm glad you both agree on the date. The last talibon I had was also around 5mm thick, how thick can these blades get?

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Old 25th January 2008, 11:30 PM   #5
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Hi Manolo, I'm sure Jose can answer your question about blade thickness on these weapons better than I could but just thought I would add that I have a couple that have 7 & 8mm thick blades and have seen one that was 10mm thick at the grip.

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