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Ben Potter
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Jun, 2009 8:46 am    Post subject: Filipino style bolo         Reply with quote



Click on the image to go to the gallery page where the specs. and more pictures are.

Let me know what you think.

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Jun, 2009 8:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very beautiful ben. Then again I've come to expect nothing less. It's really wonderful to be around so many talented artists here such as yourself. Great work. Simple and to the point.
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Jun, 2009 9:28 am    Post subject: Re: Filipino style bolo         Reply with quote

Very nicely done. such clean lines...an authentic bolo look with a touch of something else.
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PostPosted: Wed 17 Jun, 2009 12:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I am not familiar with the style of knife you are working towards so can't comment on that side, but I can say that this is a really nice piece with clean flowing proportioned lines - I like it and it looks like it would feel good in the hand.

Good work

Tod

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PostPosted: Wed 17 Jun, 2009 1:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is a very good work. A bit of a hybrid of the sundang and itak design from the south.
That hilt design is usually used in blades of about 12 inches or less though. The blade from our house bolo was a little over a foot in length and was fitted with the traditional "kamagong" (dark hard-wood) hilt and angled pommel.

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Jun, 2009 1:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for all the kind words.

Edelizo, Do you have any pictures of bolos of other SE Asian blades?

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