SOLD Rare Museum Quality Antique Sword Bolo Filipino Philippine
SOLD A rare museum quality antique 18th-19th century Philippine sword bolo in the form of 17th century European Buccaneer-pirate Cutlass with, hand forged iron hilt consists of a knuckle-guard, which is formed by a long, curved, down turned quillon and integral shell guard engraved with scalloped pattern.
The grip carved of a dark brown carabao water buffalo horn, in spirals with zoomorphic pommel with octagonal brass ferrule.
A very well hand forged, curved massive cutlass-like" steel blade, very thick at the spine with notched ricasso is engraved on the outer side with floral design.
Carve wooden scabbard bound with Rattan bands and its original braided carrying cord.
REFERENCES: Similar Filipino swords from the collection of The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada are published on the Google.
CONDITION: Showing age and usage with a dark patina. In Excellent condition for an antique combat sword
The overall length in the scabbard is: 70 cm (27.56 inches)
Overall length without the scabbard: 66.5 cm (26.18 inches)
Length of the blade: 50.5 cm (19.88 inches)
Width of the blade at the widest point: 4 cm (1.57 inches)
Thickness of the blade spine: 11 mm (7/16 inches)
Weight: 908 grams (2 Pounds)