Steel, wood, brass
Overall: 37 x 11 x 1 1/2 in. ( 94 x 27.9 x 3.8 cm )
Scimitar-like sword with relief decoration on upper edge of steel blade; long, straight wooden handle with brass sheathing on upper and lower ends and three narrow strips of brass in between.
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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