Filipino talibon

length: 11 1/2"
blade: 8"
blade width: 11/16" max
grip: 3 1/2"

Traditional tool / weapon / export of the Philippines. Hand hammered and hand filed blade 1/8" thick, hand carved grip and wooden scabbard. Mid 1900's. Very crisp and clean knife and scabbard, deep-bellied blade of unusual geometry. The woman I purchased this from said it had been in Grandpa's trunk in the attic for 30 years, which pretty much pegs it as a WWII veteran souvenir of the post-war occupation.