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Old 27th September 2007, 01:53 PM   #1
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Default Hybrid Philippine Sword? Help in Translation Please

I acquired this sword in the Philippines but have no idea of its origin. Overall lenght is 74.5 cm, and scabbard lenght is 49 cm. The blade has strange designs etched on it, while the scabbard shows ancient Philippine script. Can anyone help translate this script?
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Old 27th September 2007, 07:52 PM   #2
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Looks like a reasonably new Dha to me.
Thailand, Burma....
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Old 27th September 2007, 08:38 PM   #3
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Ariel is correct: Thai daab. Second half of the 20th century.
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Old 28th September 2007, 12:56 AM   #4
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Some of the symbols do look like they could be Baybayin ( I don't know what Thai/Burmese script looks like though). Here's a couple of links for Baybayin script:
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