Ethnographic Arms & Armour

Go Back   Ethnographic Arms & Armour > Classifieds > Swap Forum
User Name
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 21st October 2017, 09:36 PM   #1
Vikingsword Staff
Ian's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: The Aussie Bush
Posts: 2,487
Default Large Visayan talibon/garab--WWII era

This is a large knife/small sword that comes from the estate of an old GI (Marine S/Sgt W. Johnson) who served in the Pacific during WWII. His family could not recall if he was with Macarthur at the landing on Leyte but he saw action in the Philippines.

Recent discussion on these boards would suggest that this knife is based on the older garab weapon used in the eastern Visayas. The hilt is wrapped in electrical tape and the scabbard has thin strips of metal holding it together.The initials M.P. are stamped on the blade just below the hilt. The blade has a dark patina and shows evidence of hard use.

OAL = 25.25 inches (64 cm).

Asking $130.00 + postage and insurance.

Please PM me with any questions.


Attached Images
Ian is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:47 AM.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Posts are regarded as being copyrighted by their authors and the act of posting material is deemed to be a granting of an irrevocable nonexclusive license for display here.