The Talwar is a type of sword from India which may have influenced the Visayan pinuti. The blade is thinner and similar in shape to a pair of Western naval cutlasses in my collection. In fact, all of my Western blades are thinner and lighter than any of my Filipino weapons. I have to wonder how many “traditional” blades might actually have been refitted from captured pieces after battles. It sure would save time and effort compared to making them all from scratch. These are 24” prototypes.