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Old 16th August 2021, 05:01 AM   #1
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Default Pampangan Katipunan Bolo/Itak

Greetings folks,

Here are pictures of a bolo/itak from Pampangas with a flower/sun on the butt of the hilt and on the scabbard. Unfortunately the scabbard shrank over the years and won't fit the blade anymore.

This is an update and better pictures than that which I shared years ago.

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Old 17th August 2021, 01:05 AM   #2
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Nice katana with some age.
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Old 17th August 2021, 05:59 AM   #3
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I think the other name is not itak but tabak.

Yeah I still question the term katana for this.
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There is also the similar utility knife, pangaw-at. Example here.
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Thanks Ian. I've often wondered if they are related.
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