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Old 14th April 2019, 06:44 PM   #1
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So, I wasn't going to buy any more gunong. Then I found this one on Ebay, described as "Antique Made In India Knife / Dagger with Silver / Wood Scabbard 10.75. Priced reasonably, and no other bids. The blade was scratched and rusty, and the metalwork was caked with metal polish. A couple hours of pleasurable work and this beauty emerged. Overall 10 3/4" (27.3 cm) long in the scabbard with a 6 3/4" (17.1 cm) pattern welded blade. Banati wood hilt that is a bit straighter that the more modern type. I'm guessing Pre-WWII, but would love input on the suspected age. Seems to be silver fittings. All comments welcome. Thanks!
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Old 14th April 2019, 06:58 PM   #2
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Dry nice Tito Gunong!

The filigree ring in the middle of the hilt is a little different pattern than the one you usually see.
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Old 14th April 2019, 07:16 PM   #3
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Hello Steve,

Very nice gunong, you have had good luck that I haven't noticed it!

Very good TLC you have given it and the blade shows a pleasing pattern after you have etched it. Age I would guess to early 19th century.

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Thanks gentlemen for your comments. I too think the age is from the early 1900s.

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Old 18th April 2019, 07:04 PM   #5
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Nice one, Steve. You are well on your way to your goal of owning every gunong in the world (except mine).
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There are never too many gunongs when they are this nice Steve!
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Age I would guess to early 19th century.
Early 20th century was meant, sorry!
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Exceptional catch! Congratulations!
Very good cleaning as well.
However, I find the etching too strong. If it were mine, I would give the blade a polish to grit 1000, so that the patern would be faintly visible.
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Early 20th century was meant, sorry!
I was sure that was what you meant.
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Old 21st April 2019, 11:06 PM   #10
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Exceptional catch! Congratulations!
Very good cleaning as well.
However, I find the etching too strong. If it were mine, I would give the blade a polish to grit 1000, so that the patern would be faintly visible.
I understand and agree. I increased the contrast in the picture so the pattern would be more visible. In person the pattern is much lower contrast.

The blade was very rough and I was out of several grades of abrasive paper.

I will polish further and do another light etch.

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