I met Grand Tuhon Gaje for the first time this weekend. During a brief conversation with him he mentioned that the Filipino Force Recon Marines were issued Ginuntings. (At least this is what I think I heard. He speaks quite softly and my hearing has been pretty compromised over the years.) Spec ops gear being what it is, if they are issued ginuntings can one assume that they have neither wooden sheaths, nor wooden handles. I would also suspect that they are quite dependble, i.e. they are of good quality, the handles are securely fastened, etc. I've never liked wooden handles on a blade, so all this by way of asking if anyone knows if the blades are obtainable? Bob G.