An exceptional, antique late 19th century Filipino Moro south Philippines, extremely large and heavy Islamic, m sword Barong.
Details: A broad leaf shaped single edged hand forged steel blade with slightly visible lamination patterns with characteristically elaborated carved wooden hilt with long silver ferrule.
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.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 61 cm (24 in).
CONDITION: The wooden hilt slightly chipped.
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