Short Talibon Sword - Philippines - 7958

The Talibon sword is the main battle sword of the Christian tribes of northern Philippines. This example is mid 20 C. rather short, 14 inches long blade, somewhat crudely forged. The wood handle and scabbard are finely carved hard wood, bound with braided rattan strips. Total length 20 inches. Very good condition. A small wood chip at the pommel corner and two of the rattan bands on the scabbard are missing.