Philippino talibon

length: 18"
blade: 13 1/4"
blade width: 3/4" base, 2" maximum
grip: 4 3/4"

Another fine sturdy weapon. (Do you notice a trend here? I don't collect tourist junk.) This talibon dates from the mid to late 1800's, may have been a war souvenir of the US-Philippino conflict. Solid blade is 5 16" thick at the spine, thinner towards the point. Cutting edge is ground on one side only, shows minor knicks and one chip from usage. Some hammer marks on spine. Hilt is solid horn. Scabbard is wooden with carefully crafted aluminum/silver bands. A working man's weapon, not just a decorative knife or WWII bring-back.