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Dave Womble




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PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb, 2006 1:00 pm    Post subject: For Sale: 1940's-1960's Phillipine talibong knife         Reply with quote

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I've had this for awhile now, and didn't know much about it. I sent a few pics over to Hal Siegel of Therionarms, and he told me it's from the 1940s to 60s...he couldnt narrow down the date further, or the location of its manufacture, but said it was likely a piece done for the tourist trade.

overall length is about 20 and 3/4" long, blade length is just a bit under 16", about an inch and a half wide at its widest point. The hilt is a carved anthopomorphic face and head in some sort of black wood. There's a grooved aluminum bolster where the tang enters the handle. The spine of the blade is about 4 mm thick.

The blade is steel, with a lot of oxidation, pitting (doesnt seem too deep) and what looks like grind marks. I have no idea how well it would clean up in the hands of an experienced enthusiast.

The scabbard is a beautiful piece of art in its own right. Carved from the same black wood as the handle, it's just under 17" long, 3/4' wide at its widest point, has recessed and raised carvings throughout its length. The carvings are only located on the outsdie facing fo the scabbard. Its constructed of 2 halves nailed together with 8 nails or tacks/rivets.

My digital camera sucks pretty bad, so I apologize for the quality of the images, they're the best I can do. I've since gotten a new PC that doesnt jive with my 7-8 year old camera.



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Dave Womble




Location: Laconia, NH USA
Joined: 03 Feb 2006

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb, 2006 1:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Oops, forgot to mention asking price:

$40 plus $5 Priority mail anywhere in the US.

Dave

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