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Old 8th January 2022, 02:48 AM   #1
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Hello,

My father's Cristmas gift. A newly commissioned lambitan sword/bolo from Bukidnon, Mindanao.

The blade has brass inlays. Brass decor (shield) on its scabbard. Handguard: engravings. Hilt/pommel: traditional 'bakunawa', with a combination of 'bone' brass.

A high end piece (so the bladesmith told us).

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Old 8th January 2022, 01:53 PM   #2
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Nice sword Yves, and very good workmanship on the hilt and scabbard. Is the hilt mono steel or laminated? Can you provide the dimensions of the blade, please?
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Old 9th January 2022, 09:11 AM   #3
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Hi Sir,

the blade (according to the bladesmith) is monosteel (leaf spring ). Water quenched.
the hilt: is made from bone, brass and balayong/barayong hardwood.
the scabbard's wood is also balayong/barayong.


27-inches: overall length
19.2 -inches blade

Note: the bladesmith comes from the Higaonon-Umayamnon tribe of Bukidnon

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Old 9th January 2022, 09:15 AM   #4
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picture of the hilt.
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Old 9th January 2022, 03:59 PM   #5
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I remember seeing a neat lambitan with beautiful scabbard similar to this that was posted by "Salsalan ta Malaybalay", I wonder if this is the one I saw.

Anyway, very nice catch
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Old 10th January 2022, 08:38 AM   #6
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Hello,

If you're referring to the posted picture of blades by Salsalan, yes, it's actually the 2nd lambitan (from the right).

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Old 11th January 2022, 07:16 AM   #7
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Hi Sir,

the blade (according to the bladesmith) is monosteel (leaf spring ). Water quenched.
the hilt: is made from bone, brass and balayong/barayong hardwood.
the scabbard's wood is also balayong/barayong.


27-inches: overall length
19.2 -inches blade

Note: the bladesmith comes from the Higaonon-Umayamnon tribe of Bukidnon

Regards

Yves
Thank you. I will keep this example in my reference list for Bukidnon swords.
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