, thanks too for those wonderful images above!
Originally Posted by Nonoy Tan
Early Spanish records of the Ilongots (Northern Luzon) use the word Campilan to describe a cutlass.
In Zaragoza's Tribal Splendor
(1995), we see these 1898 studio pics of Ilongot warriors.
In the four-man pic, what is interesting to me is the leftmost Ilongot's 'sidearm' which looks like a sword with a bifurcated hilt -- would this be the cousin of the Moro kampilan? ... and hence was the one the Spaniards described as a 'campilan'?
Also the Ilongot in the center (standing) seems to be holding what looks very similar to a Moro panabas.
The Ilongots by the way appear to have continued with their headhunting ways, long after the Igorots of the Cordillera have put it to a stop.
See the 1959 police pic below (warning: the picture may be too gruesome to some).