Sword (Garab; Talibon)

A long and heavy war sword from Samar or Leyte in the East part of the Central Philippines (Visayas). The end of the sheath with a Dragon (Naga, Bakunawa) mouth and eye and the hilt in the shape of a floral bud. The blade is bevelled, which is common in the Visayas.

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