The Talibong is a sword commonly used for clearing light brush and slaughtering game in the Visayan region of the Philippines. Despite its utilitarian purpose, the Talibong is an excellent fighting blade when need be. Quick and light, its blade curves forward, focusing on a wide center of percussion, ensuring that decisive chopping force meets the target. The blade terminates into a lethal tip.
The blade of this Philippine-crafted Talibong is crafted from sharp 5160/D2 high carbon steel tempered to HRC 58-60. The guard is of darkened metal and the grip is of wood with a section tightly over-wrapped with hardened black cord for a secure grip. A carved wooden scabbard with a blade-retaining clip is included. The metal clip locks the blade in place by going over the lip of the guard. It can be released by a good tug on the grip.
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.