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Sword:carved wooden handle

Object Number: 
1948.593
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Steel, wood, wicker
Dimensions: 
Overall: 39 3/4 x 5 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 101 x 13.3 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Bolo with straight, single-edged steel blade that tapers from point to hilt; tip of blade below point intricately cut with multiple prongs; wooden hilt with short, slender grip with three bands of wicker adjoining long, ornate pommel with a forked end and disk and scroll motifs carved on either side; carved wooden guard made separately.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. James G. Harbord
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group