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Sword
/sôrd/
Noun
1. A weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.
2. An instrument of death or destruction.

Katipunan Knife

  • Dated: late 19th century
  • Place of Origin: Northern Philippines
  • Measurements: 15” Overall with a 8 3/4” Blade

This Katipunan knife has a horn handle that has white metal inlay and brass fittings and a typical wavy blade. The original leather scabbard features brass fittings.

The Katipunan were a clandestine revolutionary society formed in 1892 to gain independence from Spain. When the US moved into the Philippines in 1898 they supported the Katipunan with arms and supported their cause.  

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