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Object ID 1927.006.002 a,b
Object Name Sword
Collection Weapons & Accessories
Credit line Gift of Mrs. L. A. Kittinger
Year Range from 1890
Year Range to 1910
Description Philippine sword that has a steel blade that is narrow at the hilt end and then swells at the center before tapering to a point. The steel guard is small with an edging of small scallop designs. The quillion and knuckle guard are small, thin, and delicate. Half of the grip is steel and the remaining half and pommel are carved ebony. The pommel consists of a stylized animal head design that is carved with many small repeating geometric designs.

The scabbard is wood covered with tortoiseshell sheets that are secured with six 3/16" wide brass bands that are decorated with a band of beadwork down the center. The scabbard has a brass, squared-off tip that has a beadwork border and the letters "b.D." punched into it. The upper 5" of the scabbard are leather-wrapped.
Dimensions W-1.25 L-26.75 inches
Dimension Details Overall length of sword; width of blade at the widest point; scabbard is 22 3/8" long x 1 1/2" wide.
Provenance From a collection of Spanish-American War era weapons that belonged to Dr. L.A. Kittinger.
Subjects Arms & armament
Daggers & swords
Search Terms Swords
Weapons
Philippines
Material Steel; brass; ebony; tortoiseshell; leather
Place of Origin Philippines