I recently inherited these weapons and believe one to be a genuine civil war sword. Does anyone have any information on these pieces? I don't know very much about civil war weapons and would appreciate any help y'all can give.
Looks like your blades are from the Philippines. From top to bottom: a kampilan, a kris, a kalinga and a machete, which could be from anywhere but possibly is associated with the other three. Many of these weapons show up in museum as souvenirs from the Moro Rebellion (1899-1913).
Almost certain that most, if not all, are Moro weapons, from the island of Mindanao. Was your ancestor in the US army or navy between 1902 and 1913? If so, they will be wartime souvenirs. The machete may have been used by your ancestor....
@OldSarge79 has it just right. I am not sure of the machete on the bottom--it could very well have been used by the person who collected these other weapons. Way back in college days, I worked in my college's museum. It still has an extensive collection of these Moro weapons. Your axe has a potentially alarming history. It was made for head hunting. You could carry your trophy home on the spiked end. This are all fascinating weapons and I think quite desirable to have in your collection.