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Old 23rd December 2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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Default Intersting Batangas (?) sword

I am more and more interested in Luzon swords/bolos. So I am seeking informations about this sword which was yesterday listed by ebay but ended early, I think someone have done a deal with the seller.
I think it is from Batangas, correct?
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Old 23rd December 2012, 12:48 PM   #2
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I doubt this is from the Philippines the demon hilt seems Hindu. So could be some where else? Probably Indo-China or Indonesian or possibly Tibet.
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Old 23rd December 2012, 12:59 PM   #3
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Thank you Lew. Where you see Hindu influence by the handle? I don't think that the sword is from Bali, so not Indonesian.

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Old 23rd December 2012, 02:46 PM   #4
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The symbols on the blade look Bhudist and the blade is very dha like so I would suggest as has Lew, Indo-China. Looks like the blade is quite old? I like the guard. What a shame there is no scabbard.
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The blade looks Chinese, but the hilt does not. I wonder if it came from a Chinese enclave in the Philippines or Indonesia, or from a SEA rehilting of a Chinese saber?

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Definately not Philippine. Here is a Buddist/Hindu demon for comparison. The Philippines is predominantly either Catholic in the north and Muslim in the south.
The hilt and guard seems newer than the blade so I think it's more for ceremonial or status than for combat.
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Definately not Philippine. Here is a Buddist/Hindu demon for comparison. The Philippines is predominantly either Catholic in the north and Muslim in the south.
The hilt and guard seems newer than the blade so I think it's more for ceremonial or status than for combat.


Thank you Lew, now I see what you mean.
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Old 23rd December 2012, 06:01 PM   #8
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I just have seen that the sword is relisted so it will maybe better to close the thread!
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