Indonesia & Philippines
Large Fighting Talibong Sword – Philippines
Origin: Luzon, Visayan - Philippines
Date: Late 19C.
The “Talibon” or “Talibong” sword’s comes from Luzon and from Visayan in the Philippines, and usually referred to as used by the Christian tribes. Also known as “Garab”. Characterized by the heavy blade, slightly concave spine and exaggerated belly. The handle is down curving usually with three petal flower shaped pommel which provide a solid grip to the sword holder. The Talibon is a formidable fighting weapon, extremely lethal in the hands of the experienced warrior
The Talibon blade shown here is forged from laminated steel and is deadly sharp. The wood handle is finely carved and bound with braided rattan strips. Carved wood scabbard with rattan binding and original fabric belt loop
Blade 23 inches long and ½ inch thick at its base. Total length 30 inches. Very good condition. One of the pommel tips is missing.
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