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Old 26th May 2023, 12:09 AM   #1
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New acquisition: was described as Philippines, I believe it may be mainland Southeast Asia (Laos or Vietnam)? Any assistance would be appreciated. I have not received the blade yet, blade length is around 12 in. I’ve added a photo of the spine and top of the scabbard. Thanks!
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Old 26th May 2023, 10:33 PM   #2
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Hello Wildwolberine,

Your rare knife is indeed from the Philippines, Luzon. It's a typical bolo from the Pinatubo Negritos, see this thread: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showth...t=katana+luzon It's called hundáng.

Attached are a few similar examples from the given thread.

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Old 26th May 2023, 10:53 PM   #3
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Thanks Detlef! Great addition to my Philippines collection. Will post more when it arrives.
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Old 27th May 2023, 12:55 AM   #4
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Does anyone have a copy or scan of the article “The Pinatubo Negritos : their useful plants and material culture” mentioned in the linked thread?

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Does anyone have a copy or scan of the article “The Pinatubo Negritos : their useful plants and material culture” mentioned in the linked thread?

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wildwoberine: You can download the pdf files attached to this post in that thread: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showpo...2&postcount=17
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Perfect! Thanks, I didn’t see the links.
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Old 27th May 2023, 12:19 PM   #7
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Thanks Detlef! Great addition to my Philippines collection. Will post more when it arrives.
You're welcome. Curious to see pictures! These are seldom seen blades from the Philippines.

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