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Oriental-Arms 22nd July 2006 08:56 PM

Our new toy - An unusual barong sword
This is our latest toy, a Barong sword with unusual carved handle:

and a close up on the handle.

For more details see: Unusual barong Sword

We would love to hear opinions from the Barong experts on possible origin and age.

ariel 22nd July 2006 09:14 PM

To hell with the carving, just good to hear from you!

Rick 22nd July 2006 09:24 PM

What Ariel said!

Comparing this with Fig.62 in Cato's Moro Swords I come to the conclusion that it's a variation on the Naga motif .
A very nice acquisition ; congratulations !!

Battara 22nd July 2006 10:44 PM

I just saw this on your site (grumble, grumble, envy, envy :mad: ). Nice piece, I would guess middle of 19thc especially due to the carving.

Ian 23rd July 2006 02:19 AM

Verrry nice
Agree with Rick. A rare Naga variant hilt on a blade that shows a lot of lamination with a pretty etch. Lovely piece. Thanks for showing us this one Artzi.

When you think about moving this one on, well ... you know ... call ...


spiral 23rd July 2006 03:06 AM

Another lovely piece Artzi, congratulations!

I hope you publish your collection one day.


Rick 23rd July 2006 03:09 AM

Sulu in origin judging from the punto .

mmontoro 23rd July 2006 07:24 AM

Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.

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