Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bacolod Blades

Negros Occidental is famous making some of the finest Filipino bladed weapon such as the Talibong and Kerambit which is a staple for DTS practitioners. Here is a short photo essay on Ilonggo blade making. If you are interested in purchasing, please email me at genfil@gmail.com.

The "Panday" or blacksmith prepares the  raw  blade

Apprentices attach the handle

Panday pose with his masterpiece

Close up of blades and handles

Almost finish product

Finished long blades

Collection of GM Nene Tortal
displayed in his home office


  1. These blades are fantastic and having quite a few of them myself I must say that the craftsmanship is great!

    Brian R. VanCise

  2. sir brian,thnks for posting ur creations,,i really like it,,keep it up,,,i hope i can pay a visit someday,,godbless