Batangas (sword)

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Place of originPhilippines
Length24 to 28 in (61 to 71 cm)

Blade typeSingle-edged

The batangas or batangas malapad, is a sword originating from the Tagalog people of the Philippines. It is a type of bolo that widens near the tip. It is around 24 to 28 in (61 to 71 cm) long with a hooked hilt grip.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Batangas Malapad". Blade Culture International USA. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  2. ^ Lawrence, Marc (2009). "Filipino Weapons from A to Z" (PDF). Filipino Martial Arts Digest. Stephen K. Dowd.