So I was hanging around yesterday and someone gave me a gift. That is always cool! However, this one was really, really cool. It is always nice to know when you have touched some one and they appreciate it gift or no. That is just one reason we all practice what we do!
So the person knowing what I like and enjoy really went out and found some thing special. Thinking back I probably lead them along the path of thinking as I had only heard very good things about the company that they purchased it from and had mentioned it once or twice. Still they deserve all my thanks!
So here are the pictures of the ginunting I just received.
Now I have several ginunting’s already but they are older and well let’s just say maybe not in the best of shape. (think old/antique and seen better day’s) So having a brand new, fully functional ginunting is a real treat!
This particular ginunting came from Ron Kosakowski’s site www.traditionalfilipinoweapons.com. Now I have only heard good things about Ron’s blades. (only good things) Now that I am holding one I can honestly say that the workmanship is fantastic! This particular ginunting feels better than any I have ever held. it has a full tang, razor sharp, the weight is right and the balance is also right. So when all of that comes together with excellent craftsmanship you get an awesome product! I plan on doing some tatami and hanging chicken (yes already dead) cutting very, very soon.
Ginunting’s are the current standard issue long knife for the Philippine Marines. It truly is a formidable tool that can be used for brush clearing in the jungle and more importantly for taking on enemies of the Philippines. Definately an excellent combat tool!
Now I do give out recomendations for excellent equipment and products. The following three sites definately get my stamp of approval for the quality of their products:
Bill Bednarick’s Training Knife Store
Ron Kosakowski’s Filipino Blade Store
Kerry Krick’s IRT Fukuro Shinai (Padded Longsword) Store
Always Try And Purchase Excellent Equipment And When You Do Treat It Like Gold!
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Brian R. VanCise
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