That is a definite possibility. I know a lot of dahong palays don't have guards so it definitely could have been made in a different place than the sheath.
Yes sir, I did win this item. I was surprised (and delighted mind you) that no one else bid on it, but I figured someone else was watching it.
Did you see the bolo with the cast brass guard that ended this morning? I was going to bid on it and set my phone to wake me up before it ended but I slept through the alarm. You win some you lose some I guess.