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Old 9th February 2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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Default A silver mounted Gunong

I watched this on Ebay for months, and the seller and I finally agreed on a price. The throat and chape on the scabbard are unusually heavy. I think they are coin silver but have not been tested by myself. The 6" double-edged blade is thick and laminated. Wood is nice banati. The initials D.C. are carved into the wood of the scabbard. I'm very pleased overall. Any comments and opinions welcomed!
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Old 9th February 2013, 10:03 PM   #2
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Hello Steve,

very beautiful addition to your collection! I like it very much, the silver mounts look very thick and the blade form is like I like it by gunongs. And it look by your pictures much better as from the seller.

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Old 9th February 2013, 10:19 PM   #3
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What a lovely piece! Congratulations, and thanks for posting.
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Old 9th February 2013, 11:58 PM   #4
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Yup, really nice!

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Old 10th February 2013, 12:33 AM   #5
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Great gunong Steve, I am glad that you could come to an agreement on price on this and add it to your collection. One day when you are sleeping maybe I'll be able to acquire one with this blade style for my collection. Congratulations,

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Old 10th February 2013, 01:28 AM   #6
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Nice piece. I especially like the work on the bottom of the scabbard. Looks like 1930s and perhaps Maranao.
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Old 10th February 2013, 08:31 AM   #7
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What a jewel Steve, it must feel great to finally have it in your hands! The straight back is also my favorite blade shape in regards to gunongs.

Do you think the blade might be laminated - are you going to etch it?

Thanks for sharing and may you enjoy it in good health!


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Old 10th February 2013, 09:42 AM   #8
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Do you think the blade might be laminated - are you going to etch it?
Hello Thor,

yes it is! Read what Steve write in post # 1. Steve is used to etch his blades when he received them.

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Old 10th February 2013, 02:35 PM   #9
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Hey Steve

I'm glad you finally decided to just go for it . It's a real beauty!

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Old 10th February 2013, 06:34 PM   #10
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Thank you gentlemen for your comments!
Jose, while I love these blades, and can tell a good one, I donít really have a lot of knowledge about dating and the groups who made them. Do you think itís Maranao because of the blade shape, the mounts, or the okir? Trying to learn!
Thor, the blade is laminated, but itís fairly low contrast. It is easy to see in person, but hard to capture in photos. The blade was polished when I got it, so I gave it an etch.

Again, thanks to all who commented.

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Well (being a deep subject) I base this on the fact that these were mostly made on Mindanao, and especially on the okir style on the bottom of the scabbard.

Great question......
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Old 15th February 2013, 12:08 AM   #12
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Hi Steve
even if it's not my field at all, and my knowledge is approaching the zero
when I'm watching your pics, I may understand your obstinateness to get it
he is very handsome ....
I wrote volontary "he", because "it" will not be a justice, for a such beauty as that
you'r a lucky man, all my congratulations

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Old 15th February 2013, 03:49 AM   #13
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I really like the nice silver braid work...very nice get! Congrats!
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