Traditional Filipino Weapons Battle Ready
Minasbad Sword - TFW036

Minasbad Sword

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Overall Length: 27 1/2'' Blade: 20 1/2''

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Blade:5160/02 High Carbon Steel
Weight:1 lb 12.7 oz
Edge: Sharp
P.O.B.:4 1/4''
Thickness:5.6 mm - 4 mm
Width:37.8 mm - 51.6 mm
Grip Length:4 1/4''

The Minasbad sword by Traditional Filipino Weapons was crafted in the Phillipines and has been fitted with a sharp blade of 5160/D2 high carbon steel. The blade has been tempered to have a hardness of 58-60 HRC. The guard and pommel are of steel and the grip is carved from Kamagong wood - a native hardwood. The blade has been securely peened to the pommel.

The Minasbad style of swords with their very distinctive tribal head pommels are the war swords of the Bicolano people of the Philippines. Before the Spanish came to the islands the Bicolano had been in a constant state of war with the Moro people. The Bicolano warriors would cross and counter the Moro and their Kris swords with the Minasbad.

The Spaniards recorded that among the populations of the Philippines, the Bicolano had the most extensive vocabulary relating to all things warfare - no doubt a result of warring history of fighting the fierce Moro.

The Minasbad with its wide tip and forward sloping blade is a blade that can chop and hack with grievous ease. Its tip curves upwards slightly to make it easier to thrust into a target.

Please Note: Due to being crafted in a tropical environment with native woods, it is common for these weapons to develop thin, minor cracks in the wood and the scabbard as the woods adjust to our more temperate environment. Cracks in items sent to you will not be harmful to the structural integrity of the item. Also - The decorative rattan wrapping can be brittle and may crack or break.

It is recommended that a light coating of protective oil is used to protect the wood from dryness and cracking.

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