I don’t collect blades nor sell them. These are not just for display to hang on the wall. It would be a waste of metal and the Blade Smiths’ hard sweat and labor.
These blades were personally hand crafted by their respective blade smiths and artisans. With that being said, every blade is unique with a personal touch of their maker. Every blade that comes out of the forge has a part of the blade smith with it.
Why do I own that many?
- These blades will be used for farm works and day to day living and whenever applicable, except for the Badung or Barung from Palawan, which is a tribute, the art being inscribed is a dedication to my Wife.
- Some, if not most of my valued blades will be handed down to my children. They will have pieces of my armory and that is their right as they are more than legitimate to own one because they have the bloodline that I don’t have.
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You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.
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