SOLD Antique Filipino Moro Islamic Sword Kampilan

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SOLD Antique 19th century Filipino Mindanao -Moro Islamic large Sword Kampilan. It comprises long and very sharp single-edged finely hand forged Damascus steel blade, with a visible watered pattern widening toward its tip elaborately shaped with terminal spikes and pierced with holes. A hard wood hilt with a cross-guard and forked pommel in the form of the stylized open crocodile’s jaws carved with traditional Okir motifs the grip bound with rattan strips.


The kampilan is a weapon mostly used by the Muslim Maguindanao people on Mindanao island.



REFERENCES:


Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago” Albert G. Van Zonneveld


A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times” by George Cameron Stone


Barados, D., Land of the Morning: Treasures of the Philippines, San Francisco Craft & Folk Museum, by D.Barados


The People and Art of the Philippines, UCLA Museum of Cultural History by G.Casal


CONDITION: The sword is in good condition considering its age of over 100 years


MEASUREMENTS:

Overall length: 100 cm (39.37 inches)
Blade length: 73.5 cm (28 15⁄16 inches)


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