Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: The Aussie Bush
Very nice example of Tugayan work. I like the expert carving on their pieces (although the style is a little flamboyant for my taste). Is the hilt wood or horn? I'm thinking kumagong but it's hard to tell from the picture. The small overlay on the blade adjacent to the hilt is reminiscent of those seen on some Islamic weapons from elsewhere (e.g., yataghans).
Your sword appears to be of recent manufacture (21st C).