Thread: Antique Gunong
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Old 3rd April 2021, 07:00 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Ian
Hi H0ll0wman:

Very nice gunong. It's unusual to see so much lamination in a gunong blade, probably because they are seldom etched. The wood is high quality banati (bunti) with good grain definition. It's used a lot on barung and kris hilts also. The wood has a fine grain that carves and polishes well. A notable feature of polished banati is that it usually shows chatoyance or a "cat's eye" effect. I believe I can see evidence of that in your pictures.
Thank you Ian!
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