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Old 10th February 2024, 09:13 PM   #1
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Default Luzon short sword, looking for more information please

I just acquired this Filipino sword. Based on some research I believe it from Luzon. The handle is horn, and very nicely carved and polished into a fist. Brass was used to create the fingernails on the fist, as well as a ring on one of the fingers. The maker mark is CM. The green spot is verdigris, as I have not cleaned this sword yet. Unfortunately, some prior owner decided to clean up the blade with sandpaper, leaving scratches. I will try to minimize these scratches down the road. The blade length is 19 inches, with the total length around 26 inches. It has it's leather sheath, in nice condition.

I am looking for information regarding where this sword was made and possibly who made it. Any info or opinions as to the age of this sword are welcome!
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Old 11th February 2024, 12:06 PM   #2
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I just acquired this Filipino sword. Based on some research I believe it from Luzon. The handle is horn, and very nicely carved and polished into a fist. Brass was used to create the fingernails on the fist, as well as a ring on one of the fingers. The maker mark is CM. The green spot is verdigris, as I have not cleaned this sword yet. Unfortunately, some prior owner decided to clean up the blade with sandpaper, leaving scratches. I will try to minimize these scratches down the road. The blade length is 19 inches, with the total length around 26 inches. It has it's leather sheath, in nice condition.

I am looking for information regarding where this sword was made and possibly who made it. Any info or opinions as to the age of this sword are welcome!
Hello, that's a very nice Batangas-made blade, possibly late 1800s to early 1900s, dahong bolo blade profile. The maker is lost to time, but the mark remains.
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Hello, that's a very nice Batangas-made blade, possibly late 1800s to early 1900s, dahong bolo blade profile. The maker is lost to time, but the mark remains.
Hello, my apologies, I have to correct myself- that is a Quezon-made blade, not Batangas.
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