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Old 22nd July 2006, 08:56 PM   #1
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Default 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.
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Old 22nd July 2006, 09:14 PM   #2
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Artzi,
To hell with the carving, just good to hear from you!
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Old 22nd July 2006, 09:24 PM   #3
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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 !!
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Old 22nd July 2006, 10:44 PM   #4
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I just saw this on your site (grumble, grumble, envy, envy ). Nice piece, I would guess middle of 19thc especially due to the carving.
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Old 23rd July 2006, 02:19 AM   #5
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Default 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 ...

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Old 23rd July 2006, 03:06 AM   #6
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Another lovely piece Artzi, congratulations!

I hope you publish your collection one day.

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Old 23rd July 2006, 03:09 AM   #7
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Sulu in origin judging from the punto .
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Old 23rd July 2006, 07:24 AM   #8
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Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.
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