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Old 31st March 2021, 01:15 PM   #1
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Sharing my very first antique gunong. The blade is restored. Maybe someone can identify the wood?
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Old 1st April 2021, 12:48 PM   #2
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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.
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A beautiful gunong. Congratulations on you acquisition. I would agree with Ian's comments and would add that the fittings look silver and this piece would really snap if you polished it up. Silver fittings are meant to be seen clean and polished.
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A beautiful gunong. Congratulations on you acquisition. I would agree with Ian's comments and would add that the fittings look silver and this piece would really snap if you polished it up. Silver fittings are meant to be seen clean and polished.
Thank you! I will work in polishing it
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Very nice gunong indeed! Like David I think that it would benefit from a silver polish. how long is it?

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Very nice gunong indeed! Like David I think that it would benefit from a silver polish. how long is it?

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The blade without the hilt is 8.5 inches. Thank you man. Ok here it is guys. This is my best attempt in polishing the silver fittings.
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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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