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Old 25th July 2020, 04:42 AM   #1
tanaruz
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Default A BARUNG

Hi all,

Sharing another barung from my father's collection. With an OAL of 23 inches (blade: 17.25 inches). With MOP on the scabbard and for a left-handed warrior.
Metal twine on the scabbard.
Has a 50-centavo silver coin (issued between 1903-1945, putting the silver content at 75-90% depending on the year of issue) pierced on the ferrule?


questions:

1) believed to be of Tausug origin- but could it also be yakan or samal?
2) does it bear the characterictics of a middle class/commoner blade?
3) probable era?
4) the coin - for aesthetic purposed only?

Regards

Yves
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