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Lee 26th January 2012 03:57 PM

A couple more Moro spears
 
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Here are a couple more presumed Moro spears, each has unfortunately lost the majority of its pole. :( Both appear to be made of plain steel.

The first has a 37.5 cm blade and includes an old tag; I am having trouble deciphering the place names and would appreciate any help!

The second has a 29.8 cm blade (measured tip to start of ferrule).

Spunjer 26th January 2012 04:31 PM

"Spear used by the Moros of the Lanao region"
Iligan, (something, something), 1902(?)
Which makes this a Maranao budiak...

fspic 1st February 2012 01:38 AM

I have something of similar form mounted on a short length of bamboo. It was no doubt brought back by a soldier. The blade is a bit burned around the tip and the bamboo if I recall. This indicates kids were probably playing with it in make believe war scenes, plotting attacks and defense, on some American farm a hundred years ago. The blades have a characteristic shape which can be readily identified.

Rick 1st February 2012 09:09 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spunjer
"Spear used by the Moros of the Lanao region"
Iligan, (something, something), 1902(?)
Which makes this a Maranao budiak...


The last word might be Mindanao ??
AD 19?? :shrug:


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