Visayan pinuti sword (Luzon, Philippines)

length: 25"
blade: 18 1/2"
blade width: 1 3/8"
grip and pommel: 6 1/2"
weight: 1 lb 2.8 oz

Visayan pinuti (espada) long knife/short sword from Luzon (Philippines). Blade is 3/16" thick at the base of the spine, tapering distally to 1/16" near the tip. Graceful slight curve to the sharp edge of the blade, which is chisel-ground sharpened - flat on one side, beveled on the other. Clear stamping on one side - "AD". Nice solid horn hilt with heavy octagonal brass bolster and buttcap. circa 1875-1900.