Discussion in 'Pekiti-Tirsia Kali' started by Shonin, Jun 23, 2008.
Did you say "simply fabulous"...?
Just sent you email and read your PM.
I guess I did! It is a great blade simply put! Functional, effective and efficient at what it does.
The company in the Philippines, Typhoon, does an excellent job of blending modern material and production with traditional blade forms. Its not always the case with all modern makers that claim tradition but instead produce fantasy replicas, modern doesn't always equal better or traditional.
Maybe all besides the point comparing apples to oranges, and mixing objective and subjective opinions. Old native fighting swords were mostly custom made to individual specifications and varied in degree of quality and material, forged damascus - soft core, hard edge...basically to give blades flexibility and durability in battle, and depending on the culture, swords could have mystical aspects as part of their process, old world knowledge.
The contrary can also be said that old swords from the Philippines seem like magic. lolz
Well my property needed some work today over by the driveway. The tree vines, etc. were encroaching so I took out the force recon ginunting and went to work. I must say that it was very, very short work as this ginunting really clears bush away effectively! Just what you would want from any field instrument!
Anybody know what happened to their website? Are they still selling their blades?
Yes they are. The website host moved and since then they have had a hard time getting the site back up. See here.
How does the Typhoon ginunting compare to the TFW ginunting you have? In terms of cutting power, sharpness, durability and handling?
Have a good one.
They both cut very well. For a functional blade it would be hard to choose one over the other. However do to the sheath if I were out in the field I would want the modern version or the Typhoon Gear ginunting. Still they are both excellent blades.
I have the new version of the TFW ginunting, and all i can say is they handle superbly, and are amazingly sharp. Excellent craftsmenship, quality materials, Daniel Forondo really knows his stuff, as he is also a Pekiti Tirsia instructor himself.
Thanks for the info.
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