Sword with wooden hilt. The carved cross guard has 2 iron hoops at right angles to sword face. Grasp bound with plaited plant fibre. 'Pommel' is a carved 'V'shape with a round boss carved in the centre and decoratively carved edges. The blade is straight, but widens as it reaches the end. The end has two tips with a slight curve between the prominent pointed tip and a blunter, squared edged tip. Written on object: '43.39 PHILIPPINES' Old label [tied to object]: 'LIVERPOOL MUSEUMS 43.39.5 Philippines' Label [tied to external packaging]: 'Sword 1943.39.5 PHILIPPINE IS. [reverse] 2365'