A sword from the island of Bicol in the Southern part of the Northern Philippines (Luzon). Its hilt is more plain than usual and the guard is usually a D-guard with a cup. However, both the florally engraved blade and the sheath are characteristic of the minasbad. ?
The collection includes objects from China, Japan between 1906.38.1-4 and Japan 1906.38.14 and the Philippines 1906.38.5-13, No. 15 "Apparently European work." "Note No. 5-15 according to information taken from fallen natives of a Swede, belonging to the American protection troops." (From the general catalog) (PH). More information here:
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Record accessed Dec. 2020
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