Philippines garab / talibon

length: 19 3/4"
blade: 15"
blade width: 1 5/8"
grip and pommel: 5 1/4"
weight: 1 lb 2.8 oz

Very plain, but a solid and sturdy weapon. Folded/laminated steel blade 3/8" thick at the base of the spine, distally tapering to 1/8" near the point. The thick spine near the grip serves as a thumb-rest for control and cutting power. Scarf-welded blade edge, sharp one-sided bevel. Grip is slightly cracked but the fitting is still tight, with two old rattan wrap bindings. A very solid fighting knife!