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Old 3rd April 2017, 08:04 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Sajen
Hi Ian,

thank you for bringing up this interesting topic. I agree with you that the Negrito katana is the same knife as the Ilocano tabak but it seems that the Negritos designed their own scabbard style for this knife.

Could be Detlef. However, Fox has made one mistake in this figure and labeled the dipalata as a katana and vice versa. It is possible that he made another mistake about the scabbard for the katana--which looks from his drawing to be very similar to that of the hundang in the examples we have found.
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