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Catalog Number 4061-1-(1)
Title Kampilan; With Scabbard
Object Name Sword
Description Straight single edged blade widening toward point. Tip has convex curve from back edge to cutting edge. Hilt is wood in typical forked form but covered entirely with metal (copper alloy) bearing decoration. Rounded foreportion of grip is surrounded with bands of stippling and panels bearing floral and scalloped decoration. The large forked pommel is decorated with a raised circle, ridges, and a floral spray on the sides with scroll and scalloped designs bordering the edges. The flat bottom edge bears a floral design. Four sided cross guard has beveled tips and is decorated with panels bearing raised floral and other motifs. Tip of blade apparently broken off. Finish of blade bright and slightly marked with corrosion.
Year Range from 1850
Year Range to 1898
Culture Philippines
Material iron alloy, wood, copper alloy
Made native
Place of Origin Philippines (possibly "Borneo")
Length (in) 36
Event Philippine insurrection
History From Charles A.R. Lamb collection (ulverston England) Mr. Lamb served in Co. L 1st Nebr. Vol. Inf. 05/09/1898 to 06/21/1899.
Credit line Charles Arnold Royston Lamb, Ulverston, Unknown
Collection Lamb, Charles Arnold Royston