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Old 9th November 2021, 01:54 PM   #1
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Hello friends,

A newly commissioned blade. A gift from a bladesmith from the Province of Rizal (who does most of out blade restorations).

Before the pandemic struck, my father was invited to a local baptism in that area. And while having a good time with the bladesmith's relatives, stories of a supposedly 'pinalos' Rizal blade had existed(?)

This is the modern rendition of that supposed to be blade profile. It looks almost the same as a binakuko-EXCEPT that the tip of the blade is shaped like a tail of an EEL (Palos in Tagalog-Pilipino). Hence, 'pinalos.'

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Old 10th November 2021, 04:57 AM   #2
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Hi Yves,

Very nice, recently made blade. I have a different blade style with a horse head hilt and a wooden scabbard that looks like it was made by the same person. Does your blade have a chisel-grind or V-grind to the edge?

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Old 10th November 2021, 06:05 AM   #3
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Hello,

Thank you.

Chisel grind Sir. Right handed. The scabbard is made from kamagong (batik-batik variety-striped) and the hilt a combination of white albino and black carabao horn.

All the best,

Yves

PS: This is a Rizal province buntot palos. There's another buntot palos blade profile from the Batangas(Taal) area. Im planning to have a newly made Batangas buntot palos so that I could share with the group.
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Old 10th November 2021, 10:29 AM   #4
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Hello,

Thank you.

Chisel grind Sir. Right handed. The scabbard is made from kamagong (batik-batik variety-striped) and the hilt a combination of white albino and black carabao horn.

All the best,

Yves

PS: This is a Rizal province buntot palos. There's another buntot palos blade profile from the Batangas(Taal) area. Im planning to have a newly made Batangas buntot palos so that I could share with the group.
The "palos" blade profile already existed in Batangas by preWW2 as documented in Atienza's (1917) "Weapons and Implements in the Town of Taal". It's a utility blade used in the farm. I'm not sure if the Rizal version goes way back as there's a lack of documentation / sources.
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