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From the Spanish American War era this is a relic of the Philippine Insurrection. The wide, flame-bladed kris is most closely associated with Moro fighters in the Philippines. U.S. forces clashed with them after ousting the Spanish and the Moros gained a fearsome reputation as fighters who pressed home attacks regardless of wounds. It is often said that the return to .45 caliber pistol ammunition was largely a response to the ineffectiveness of the .38 pistol in stopping a determined wielding one of these. This one was certainly brought back as a war souvenir. The original grip was replaced during the period with something more functional. Measuring about 27 inches overall, the blade is just about 21 inches to the hilt. The blade has a good edge and point. Some of the underlying pamur, or striations of metal are visible, but the blade shows mostly gray with brown areas. This would fit well in a Spanish-American War display.

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Estimate $100 - $300Jun 30