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Old 3rd January 2021, 06:05 PM   #1
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Default An Honest Pair of Barongs to Share

I just got lucky and picked up these pair of barongs. Good honest pre-WW2 examples. It is getting quite hard to pick up any Philippine weapons reasonably lately unless one gets fortunate or a fluke.
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Old 3rd January 2021, 10:30 PM   #2
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A nice pair. Shame they have no sheaths, but unlike some other SEA edged weapons you can probably make a reasonably acceptable and accurate sheath for a Barung without fairly basic woodworking skills and materials.
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Old 3rd January 2021, 11:41 PM   #3
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Both are junggayan.

One seems to be made of old narra wood with a horn top.

The other is also narra wood but the junggayan tail appears to be broken off.

Both are nice, and you are right - getting that one with the horn pommel intact is getting harder and harder.

Congratulations!
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Thanks all for your kind & informative comments.
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