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Sword w/scabbard

Object Number: 
1948.595ab
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Steel, silver, brass, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 5/8 x 3 x 1 3/8 in. ( 65.1 x 7.6 x 3.5 cm )
Description: 
Knife with long single-edged steel blade, brass hilt, hardwood grip with two brass bands, and silver pommel; wooden scabbard.
Gallery Label: 
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. A label (now missing) apparently indicated that the knife was captured by Capt. W. C. Bennett, "on expedition after [sic] Aguinaldo-Cagayan Valley" in northern Luzon, in 1900.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. James G. Harbord
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group