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  •  I also have a barong which was captured during (5+ / 0-)

    the Philippine Huk revolution.  I have the battle report where 2 Marines were killed along with several rebels.  Provenance is everything when it comes to edged weapons.

    •  Provenance is everything for almost any piece of (4+ / 0-)
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      historical material, though.

      Being able to prove who and where and when...not only makes the item valuable monetarily, but helps historians in their quests for information.

      Otherwise, as one friend so cynically quoted Henry Ford:
      All history is bunk.

      We cannot call ourselves a civilised society if we refuse to protect the weakest among us.

      by The Marti on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 10:32:30 AM PDT

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      •  drat. I hope that didn't sound snarky. Rereading (4+ / 0-)
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        it, I'm afraid it might have come off that way.  If it did, I do apologise!

        Not at my quickest today, I'm afraid.

        Marti

        We cannot call ourselves a civilised society if we refuse to protect the weakest among us.

        by The Marti on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 10:34:21 AM PDT

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        •  You are correct about provenance. (3+ / 0-)
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          I grew up with French 18th-century furniture. Daddy knew the history of every piece. Fascinating :)

          "I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires." -Susan B. Anthony

          by BadKitties on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 12:01:25 PM PDT

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