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Early Kampilan 

Extremely rare kampilan with wooden handle carved by a master carver. The very fine detailed helmet head in a style that has some relation with the Dutch late 16 century flintlock pistols. ( see example) . 

The crossguard is very thick and different from the usual Philippine type. The blade with double fullers ,with a band of pamor and a quite long slope. The origin of this non-muslim kampilan could be the Celebes sea ( North Borneo-North Celebes-Talaud Islands)

Condition is very good.

See for another very early example with fullers here

18th century 

Size:  105 cm.

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