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Traditional Moro Barong Sword

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Start price: $150

Estimated price: $300 - $600

Buyer's premium: 25%

Sales Tax: On the lot's price and buyer's premium

Philippines Archipelago, probably Mindanao, 20th century Maranao or Tausug with a wide single edged blade and sharp terminating point, silver engraved lower grip, and burl or fruit wood carved handle.

Used throughout the Philippines the Barong is a head single edged weapon popularized by the Moros or Islamized people of the southern Philippines. 23" L, blade 17" L

Ex-Collection of ethnographic art San Francisco, USA

Condition: some loss to handle and wear overall from age and use