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Old 20th April 2022, 08:39 AM   #1
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Hello friends,

sharing this oldie Bicol gatab (small knife).
Blade profile: ginunting
blade material: steel file
peened tang, brass ferrule
hilt/pommel: Inaso (hound design). Hardwood.
12 inches over-all length/ 7.75-inch blade
no scabbard (but ordered a maravical scabbard for this chap)

Bought this piece from eBay.

Enjoy

Yves
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Old 20th April 2022, 01:07 PM   #2
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Hi Yves,

Very nice, congrats! I have a fondness for Bicol blades.

But I bet that the hilt is from horn instead of wood, I know this type of horn from my own Bicol blades.

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Old 20th April 2022, 01:36 PM   #3
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Hi Yves,

Very nice, congrats! I have a fondness for Bicol blades.

But I bet that the hilt is from horn instead of wood, I know this type of horn from my own Bicol blades.

Regards,
Detlef
Hello Sir,

The seller from Georgia (US) posted it (hilt) as made from horn (buffalo, I guess). But when I held it, looks and felt like wood. ha ha ha.

Im wrong and I believe you're right.

Much thanks Sir.
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Old 20th April 2022, 05:16 PM   #4
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Please name me Detlef or Sajen, it sounds better to my ears.

It's the same colour and structure I know from some of my Bicol handles so I am nearly sure it's horn, could be also an other horn as buffalo but I am unsure.

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Old 24th April 2022, 11:48 PM   #5
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It's carabao horn for sure.
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Old 24th April 2022, 11:59 PM   #6
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Please name me Detlef or Sajen, it sounds better to my ears.
Tuan Sajen..?
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Old 25th April 2022, 12:25 AM   #7
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Tuan Sajen..?
Only when you are Indonesian! But most of the time Mas or Pak.
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