The long single edge blade is 27-3/4”, ¼” thick at the guard and tapers to 1/8” thick an inch from the point. At the widest point, the blade measures 2-1/8”. Top ridge of the blade has a series of X file marks. Wood cross guard has floral carving on both sides showing very light trace of white galgal which is lime with some type sticky substance. The grip has three bands of braided rattan strips. Back of the grip is the fork section showing carvings. No chips or crack on the handle. Overall handle length including the guard is 11”. The blade look healthy for its’ age. Total weight is 23# 2 oz.
From Mindanao circa late 1800 to very early 1900.
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