A sword used in former times, noted for the temper and elasticity of its blade.
Mid 16th century: from Bilboa, an earlier English form of the name Bilbao, noted for the manufacture of fine blades.
The bilbo used by Henry’s multi-great grandfather hung above the mantle. It was a prized possession which he maintained in peak condition.
[Please note: Henry’s great-great… was not Bilbo Baggins.]