Antique late 19th century Filipino Moro Islamic Barong sword. Details: A broad leaf shaped single edged steel blade with a characteristically elaborated carved wooden hilt with brass ferrule, in its original scabbard made of two differently colored wood, with the exterior inlaid with mother of pearl.
REFERENCES: 1) “A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor” by George Cameron Stone 2) “Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago” Albert G. Van Zonneveld.
Condition: In good condition except for four missing pieces of mother of pearl inlaid in the wooden scabbard.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length in the scabbard: 43.8 cm (17 1/4 in).
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