Massive proportions with 25 1/4" blade, swelling toward the point (gray patina with light original preservative). Faceted brass bolster of Chinese form. Shaped wood grip with stylized and floral decoration to the front. Grip with short check and wear from use. Jolo is the capitol of Sulu, a Muslim sultanate which resisted Spanish colonization with the aid of weapons provided by Chinese traders entertained a Chinese population. This sword represents a curious blend of both cultures.