Knife w/ivory handle
Steel, brass, ivory
Overall: 20 x 3 x 1 1/8 in. ( 50.8 x 7.6 x 2.9 cm )
Knife with wide, single-edged steel blade with convex profile and curved handle with lower end made of ivory and upper end sheathed in brass.
A bolo is a long heavy single-edged knife of Philippine origin. According to the accession records, this example was acquired by the donor's husband, Colonel James Guthrie Harbord (1866-1947), while serving as Assistant Chief of Philippines Constabulary, U. S. Army, from 1903 to 1914.
Gift of Mrs. James G. Harbord
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