Moro Barong Knife from the Southern Philippines with ebony and mother-of-pearl hilt  | Fine Antique Swords and Weapons Arms & Armour for sale from Ashoka Arts

Moro Barong Knife from the Southern Philippines

An antique Moro knife or chopper called a Barong. A heavy leaf shaped steel blade, very thick and rigid at the spine used for close quarter fighting. The blade shows definate watering patterns, showing the blade is of high quality and has been forged from various mixed steels to create lamellar strength. The hilt with silver mounts. The pommel of a dark hardwood inlaid with inlaid plates of mother-of-pearl shell. The crest and front carving to the pommel ,although elaborate and in a similar style to the original, are restored, small chip to top of crest.   moro barong, mindanao, moro keris, moro kris, moro swords, sulu, philippine swords, luzon, visayan sword, southern asia