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Mindanao Island, Southern Philippines.
Waarschijnlijk van voor de WW2. in lagen gesmeed.
Maten: totale lengte 48 cm, lemmet 33 cm, breedte bij stootplaat 6 cm en
dikte blad 5 mm.
The gunong (also known as a puñal or puñal de kris) is often worn at the back in a waist sash or hidden in various places.
It is a dagger of last defense as well as a utility knife, carried by both sexes.
Many gunong blades are double-edged and are either straight or wavy.
Older gunongs had straight hilts, which changed to the bulbous form in the 20th century.
During this time gunong also started having more extravagant fittings with chased bands on scabbards, belt clips, guards, and bulbous ferrules.
US restrictions on the carrying of traditional edged weapons left a gap in daily attire for a culture that required the wearing of a bladed weapon.
The gunong filled in this gap and did not arouse the fears of US colonial authorities.
After World War 2 nickel and aluminum became prevalent along with thinner blades.
Baka Mo Ichi-Gei. (Even a fool has one talent.)