SOLD Rare Antique 19th Century Filipino Luzon Sword Bolo

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SOLD A rare antique 19th century Philippine- Luzon sword bolo with, hand forged Damascus steel recurved, single – edged, sturdy and razor-sharp blade, showing on each face elaborated Damascus steel pattern and temper line. Iron D-handguard, water buffalo horn grip with brass ferrule.

These swords are said to be used by the “Cimarron” which in Spanish means "untamed or wild". In the Philippines, the term “Cimarrones” pertains to an ethnic minority group inhabiting the mountainous parts of Bicol in the southern tip of Luzon. Living up to their name, the Cimarrones are known as a fierce mountain tribe and their raids on the lowlands were feared during colonial times.


CONDITION: Showing age and usage.


MEASUREMENTS
Overall length: 63 cm (24.8 inches).
Length of the blade: 50 cm (19.69 inches)
Thickness of the blade spine: 10 mm (0.39 inches)