Kris Cutlery SINUWAK Philippine Visayan Sword

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Kris Cutlery SINUWAK Philippine Visayan Sword

55.00

SINUWAK
Sinuwak is a name for Visayan blade style with a clip point. The blades have chisel edge and are hardened. The top section of the blade is dark due to oxidation from heat while forging and the edge is polished. Wood handle has an octagonal iron grip sleeve on the outside and serves to keep that section intact and long lasting. The hardwood pommel is traditional style used for the last 200 years +. Nice wood scabbard has three to four thin bands of braided strips. Top part of the scabbard is covered with a cowhide.

BLADE: 17-1/2” to 17-3/4” and 3/16” thick at the base
HANDLE: 5-3/4" to 6”, iron metal sleeve over wood grip
WEIGHT: 1.3 lbs without scabbard 

SINUWAK
$55

These are handmade product and variations are inevitable. The differences are relatively minor mostly on the blade and handle lengths listed above. The cowhide wraps on the scabbard have different color. Photos below represent the typical style.

Bolos made in the Visayan region are some of the best in the Philippines. The blade has a typical “chisel” edge where one side of the blade is flat and on the other side angled near the edge. Handle styles vary depending on the region. Most do not have any cross guard. The set from Kris Cutlery were made for local use and is very traditional in form. The overall construction is pretty sturdy and can be used for gardening, jungle use, as a survival tool and of course for self-defense. An all around versatile bolo.

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