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Old 7th January 2011, 05:14 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by tom hyle
Beautiful European-influenced piece from probably Luzon or Batangas. The necklace that loops down and joins onto the upper ferule is reminiscent of a feature sometimes seen on Malay kris sundangs from Mindinao.
Some research into the hair/head-dress might be fruitful.
Early 20th is my 2 cents on age. By Early 20th I mean pre-wwII, which seems in the PI, as in so much of the Earth, to be the most meaningful dividing point.
Note the handguard that is shaped like a stylized European renaissance sheild, such as a police badge.

Hello Tom,

thank you for your comment. So my impression was good and I have a reason to fall to depression because I pass it, special by this price!
You have noted the brass shield at the sheat?


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