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Old 28th June 2023, 01:05 AM   #1
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Default Batangas bolo!

New addition to the collection. Hoping to get some input on this. Carabao hilt, through-tang (peened over), brass ferrule. Leather sheath with attached belt. Blade has angled tip but not sharply angled like a tabak or “katana”.

Based on other threads (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showth...t=Finger+notch for example) I believe the origin is Luzon, Batangas. Shows some characteristics of Ilokano work? Age probably post-1945? Thanks!

Dimensions: 56 cm overall length, 42 cm by 4+ cm blade.
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Old 28th June 2023, 01:40 PM   #2
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New addition to the collection. Hoping to get some input on this. Carabao hilt, through-tang (peened over), brass ferrule. Leather sheath with attached belt. Blade has angled tip but not sharply angled like a tabak or “katana”.

Based on other threads (http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showth...t=Finger+notch for example) I believe the origin is Luzon, Batangas. Shows some characteristics of Ilokano work? Age probably post-1945? Thanks!

Dimensions: 56 cm overall length, 42 cm by 4+ cm blade.
Hullo! This is a Laguna-made piece. I have 2 pieces with the same maker's mark and hilt+scabbard, WW2 era. The blade profile is called "sinanbartolome."
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Old 28th June 2023, 11:50 PM   #3
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Wildwolberine,

Very well made sword (I especially like the pommel cap) and sheath, all in very good condition with good age to it. You can't ask for more.

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Hullo! This is a Laguna-made piece. I have 2 pieces with the same maker's mark and hilt+scabbard, WW2 era. The blade profile is called "sinanbartolome."
Thank you! I searched the forums and found your examples. One of my favorites!
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Wildwolberine,

Very well made sword (I especially like the pommel cap) and sheath, all in very good condition with good age to it. You can't ask for more.

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Thanks, I agree! I cleaned it up a little, polished the brass, and treated the horn. Probably won’t touch the scabbard as it’s in great shape for it’s age
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