Moro Barong (Miniature)

IN28 Barong Miniature

Code IN28

Here is a very small barong with a small blade but a normal size hilt.  It may be one used by juromentados -- those who have taken the rite of Magasabil.  Sometimes these are though to be children's weapons, but in fact they are carried and used by adults. Unlike the larger barongs used for clearing jungle, this one has more utility as a knife for personal defense or daily chores.

The scabbard is elaborately decorated and made from two very thin boards indicating it was most likely made before WWII.

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