Philippine Carved Horn Handled Bolo Jungle Knife Baguio 1935
This Large early 20th century Philippine horn handled Bolo jungle knife still retains it's original leather scabbard. The overall length of the knife is 19 1/2", with the thick & heavy blade accounting for just over 14" of the measurement. The blade is 1/4" thick at the hilt. The carved Carabao horn is decorated with the original owner's initials GPK on one side and a design similar to a centipede on the opposite side with it's legs wrapping around the grip's sides. The Scabbard looks great and still has it's unique 2 piece tie (similar to threading a needle) and decorated panel at the exterior side's top. BAGUIO 1935 is scratched/cut into the leather on one side of the scabbard.
This knife was recently acquired in a large Southern California collection of Philippine material that had been stored by a family since 1936 when it was all sent to a girlfriend by a soldier while he was stationed there between 1934 and 1936.