From the Batangas region of the Philippines, this is a rare Katipunan dagger from the revolution of 1898-1902, a true piece of history. The dagger is made in the European style indicating it must have belonged to a high ranking officer, since rank and file members of the Katipuna typically carried a bolo tabak, a type of machete. The weapon, sheathed, is 14 inches in overall length. The diamond cross-section blade is 9 1/2 inches long with a brass overlay at the ricasso. Brass guard, ferrules, and end cap. The dark hilt is turned kamagong or carabao horn and inlaid with twisted brass wire. The scabbard is leather, in fine condition, with silver mounts.