Category: barong

victoriansword: Moro Warrior Wearing Plated Ma…

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Moro Warrior Wearing Plated Mail Armour and Holding a Barong

Although the source for this image claims Spanish influence on the armour, to me it is much closer to the Indo-Persian zirah baktar plated mail armour.

victoriansword: A  very large and rare Datu …

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very large and rare Datu Barong

This thick heavy fighting type measures approx 60 cm long from tip to tip. Its blade length is 40 cm long, 1 cm thick and 7.5 cm across the blade at the widest point. The large oversize pommel of Jungayan style is expertly formed and inlayed with Suassa alloys at the top. The grip section is woven and tarred cord, double wrapped and without loss or damage. The silver hilt tube is both inlaid and over-laid with suassa fittings. The blade is of the Shandigan type with clear hollow forging and very fine beveled cutting edge. Its surfaces display a very fine pattern welding with a clear Harmon like quality along the cutting edge. It is without its original sheath. A very rare and outstanding Barong from high nobility, one that remains in excellent condition for its age.

Moro Warrior Wearing Plated Mail Armour and Ho…

Moro Warrior Wearing Plated Mail Armour and Holding a Barong

Although the source for this image claims Spanish influence on the armour, to me it is much closer to the Indo-Persian zirah baktar plated mail armour.

Moro Barong, 19th-20th Century Wide, leaf-sha…

Moro Barong, 19th-20th Century

Wide, leaf-shaped, single-edged blade; ivory, chiselled grip (small part missing), with a long, silver ring-nut, engraved with rings and with silver, braided bands. Wooden scabbard with horn chape.

Mindanao, circa 1900
Length 61.5 cm

Moro Barong, 19th Century

Moro Barong, 19th Century

victoriansword: A  very large and rare Datu …

victoriansword:

very large and rare Datu Barong

This thick heavy fighting type measures approx 60 cm long from tip to tip. Its blade length is 40 cm long, 1 cm thick and 7.5 cm across the blade at the widest point. The large oversize pommel of Jungayan style is expertly formed and inlayed with Suassa alloys at the top. The grip section is woven and tarred cord, double wrapped and without loss or damage. The silver hilt tube is both inlaid and over-laid with suassa fittings. The blade is of the Shandigan type with clear hollow forging and very fine beveled cutting edge. Its surfaces display a very fine pattern welding with a clear Harmon like quality along the cutting edge. It is without its original sheath. A very rare and outstanding Barong from high nobility, one that remains in excellent condition for its age.

Moro Barong, Late 19th Century Late 19th cent…

Moro Barong, Late 19th Century

Late 19th century fighting barong sword in its leather scabbard. Curved wooden silver mounted hilt.

Moro Barong Antique Philippines Moro Datu-cla…

Moro Barong

Antique Philippines Moro Datu-class barong sword with original wooden scabbard and brass mounted hilt.

Moro Barong, Late 19th or Early 20th Century …

Moro Barong, Late 19th or Early 20th Century

Barong, of familiar form, broad 13 inch blade; silver-mounted hilt, the grip bound in plaited twine, the burlwood pommel incised with scrollwork. Two-piece wooden scabbard bound with rattan, the throat and chape set with mother-of-pearl plaques and incised with scrollwork panels within dentate borders.

victoriansword: Wisconsin Veterans Museum Par…

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Wisconsin Veterans Museum Part Two: The Spanish-American War

Visitors to Madison, the capital of Wisconsin, would do well to visit the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. It is a small, but extremely well designed museum, and admission is free. Today I am sharing a few swords and other items from their exhibit on the Spanish-American War. Tomorrow we will see items from their exhibits on the Mexican Border War and World War One.