Very Good Fighting Talibon Sword - Philippines - 7777

The Talibon sword is the main battle sword of the Christian tribes of northern Philippines. The blade is curved, very heavy 18 inches long and inch thick at its base. It is forged from finely laminated steel with heat hardened edge, beveled and deadly sharp. The wood handle is finely carved and bound with braided rattan strips. Carved wood scabbard with rattan binding and original fabric belt loop. Very good condition. Repair on the handle pommel side. The very top of the scabbard mouth is chipped. A fine authentic, 19 C. hard to find piece.