Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Germany, Dortmund
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.
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?