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Old 1st March 2022, 05:28 AM   #1
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Hello friends,

sharing with you an antique, Ilongot bolo/knife. Claimed to be early to mid 19th century.

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Old 1st March 2022, 10:44 PM   #2
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Very nice! Thank you for posting this!

If proved to be truly mid 19c, then this will be a variant that is early and rarely (if ever) seen.

Maraming salamat!
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Old 1st March 2022, 11:19 PM   #3
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Hello,

This old warrior came from a reputable gallery shop in Manila. It was sold to another 'trader/collector' who knows his tribal stuff.

Apparently, this lovely piece is early to mid 19th century.

When I saw the piece, my heart didn't skip a beat....it froze in awe.

This is one of those wishful 'holy grails' we have been searching for...for the longest time.

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Old 2nd March 2022, 07:42 PM   #4
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Hello,

Kleiman writes in "On Expedition &Tribal Art" that these bolos are woman swords and that they are called "takip ny bekur". Very nice bolo with an unusual scabbard tip!
Here you can see my one: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showth...hlight=ilongot

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