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Rare Moro Philippines Kampilan, Real Human Hair Trophy

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Price: £475.00
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Scarce southern Phillipine / Moro Kampilan, nicely carved handle to similate the mouth of a crocodile. Underneath the handle there are 10 thick strands of real human hair. Strands of hair measuring approx. 13 inches/ 33 cm. The hair was mounted on the sword when a head was taken in battle. Either side of the dark hardwood handle has 2 metal discs, 1 on the guardpart of the handle, and 1 which similates the eye of the crocodile. The grip has a central metal band with dot-decoration to the edges and either side of that is bound with strips of rattan. Just over 26 inch long blade which flares towards the tip and is also nicely shaped and carved. Split tip on the blade (see pictures). The upper part of the tip is bent back. Classic form. Often the tips are broken off but this item is intact. Good clean blade. Overall item length is 93 cm / 36 ½ inches .

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 01 January, 2013.