Antique Philippine Kalis Wavy Bladed Sword

AGE: – Possibly 18th – early 19th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Steel & wood
BLADE LENGTH: – 54.5cm
TOTAL LENGTH:- 70cm
WEIGHT: – 800gms
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Antique Philippine Kalis Wavy Bladed Sword also referred to as a Moro Keris is a traditional Weapon with a double-edged blade similar to the Javanese Keris but differing in that the Kalis is a sword rather than a dagger. There is a small chip on one side of the hilt where the two sides meet.

The most common blade on the Kalis is those which are straight from the tip but wavy near the handle, although those with full straight or full wavy blades also exist.

This kalis sword may have a possible connection to Admiral Horatio Nelson. We have endeavoured to research the wording on the sword’s hilt which mentions Admiral Nelson and would make the assumption that the kalis likely found their way to Australia through a descendant of Lord Nelson, our research indicates that a nephew of Lord Nelson was granted land in N.S.W in Australia.
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Antique Philippine Kalis Wavy Bladed Sword
Antique Philippine Kalis Wavy Bladed Sword
Antique Philippine Kalis Wavy Bladed Sword
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Side 1 top View Antique Philippine Kalis Wavy Bladed Sword
Top View Antique Philippine Kalis Wavy Bladed Sword
Writing on Hilt of Antique Philippine Kalis Wavy Bladed Sword
Enhanced Writing on Moro
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