19th century, captured during the 1899-1902 Philippine Insurrection and part of the General Harry Bandholtz Collection.11 ¾” curved wedge section blade. Wood grip of characteristic form with flower bud terminal, decorated in incised panels, some with checkered or hatched infill. Two piece wood scabbard with matching decoration. secured with lashed fishing line. The belt loop attached to an integrally carved left hand. Blade excellent. Hilt and scabbard with smooth age wear, a few old worn over splinters to the scabbard. Among the earlies of these we have seen and great age character.