A fine, Philippine, Panay Tenegre
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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Edged Weapons: Pre 1910: item # 1126244
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|From the Panay or Negros islands of the Tenegre Island Group , this massive Tenegre is very well crafted. The Deity Head hilt is intricately carved of Kamagong, (ironwood). The hilt is handed with an octagon steel ferrel. These Tenegre are found both with and without disc shaped guards. Our example does not appear to have been crafted with a guard. The very well crafted blade is chisel edged on the right and flat on the obverse. There is mild abrasion from use on a few small areas of pitting as well as small use nicks at the cutting edge, ( as shown ).The wood scabbard is covered with leather for 8" and then wrapped with what appears to be thin 1.5" wide strips of horn which are fastened together at the back of the scabbard in finely executed locking pattern. The scabbard is finished with a brass band at the tip. Overall length 27", blade 21". Late 19th to early 20th C. See Macao Museum of Art, History of Steel exhibition catalogue for a very similar example.|