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Old 13th October 2008, 05:29 PM   #1
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Default knife from Philippines?

What are your opinion about this knife? seems Philippines to me, but the seller bought it in Venezuela and told me it was an american bowie. I think the sheath is made later than the knife. Do you know the meaning of word "ANV" ?
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Old 13th October 2008, 07:44 PM   #2
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Hello Carlos,

the hilt doesn't look Filipino to me. Also the blade shape doesn't seem to have indigenous Filipino influence. My best guess would be that it might be latin american rather than a spanish influenced Filipino piece...

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Old 13th October 2008, 08:39 PM   #3
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Hi Carlos,
I'm not sure that this is a Philippine piece either but the blade does kind of reminds me of some Visayan Bolos that I've seen. The grip also reminds me of the horse hoof style that are used on some of them. There is one example in Plates From Krieger's, Combination Piercing and Chopping Bolos item #4 that looks similar to yours.



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Old 14th October 2008, 12:03 PM   #4
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The carving motifs on the hilt remind me more of Indonesian work than the Philippines. As for the letters, i think this might be a custom job and they are probably the owner's initials.
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Old 15th October 2008, 11:05 AM   #5
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carlos,
do you have the measurement for that knife?
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Old 15th October 2008, 12:48 PM   #6
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Please, look at my bolo. IMO very similar.
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Old 18th October 2008, 12:36 PM   #7
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do you have the measurement for that knife?




Im sorry for delay in answer, but I was out of town. total length 18.5 inc and blade is 12.5 inc.

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Old 18th October 2008, 08:18 PM   #8
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Hope it is OK to post this picture. Item #4 is quite similar to yours.
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Old 19th October 2008, 01:24 AM   #9
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Stone also has a similar piece in a pierced horn scabbard (under "bolo") and calls it Filipino.....

I have seen a talibon done in a similar style of carving with pierced horn scabbard.

I tend to think this as PI.......
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Old 5th January 2009, 11:39 PM   #10
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And somebody knows where I can get one original sheath to this knife? thanks
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Old 6th January 2009, 01:19 AM   #11
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The only problem is that each scabbard is one of a kind for each one of a kind piece. You would need to have one made for it.
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Old 6th January 2009, 01:40 AM   #12
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There you go Jose, a new and exciting project for you to tackle!! A pierced horn scabbard with silver fittings.

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Old 6th January 2009, 04:53 PM   #13
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Hi Carlos

Your bolo seems Philippine to me perhaps from Batangas or Ilocos I had a horse head knife with a similar motif a few years ago. Look at this old thread. Maybe a scabbard like this one?

http://www.vikingsword.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000985.html


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Old 6th January 2009, 06:56 PM   #14
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Yes, this sheath looks fantastic and the bolo withn the horse handle is very very beatiful!!! I have another bolo with handle very similar.
Thanks for the information, this type of knives are my favorites!!
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