Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: The Aussie Bush
Yves, thank you for the picture. I've enlarged it here so that we can read the text more easily. The Bagobo and T'boli attributions come from a Philippine museum source, and so we can probably accept them as accurate.
David, thanks for the link to the earlier thread that contains further helpful information about these knives. There is a National Geographic picture reproduced in that thread showing a Bagobo man wearing one of these utility knives (picture attached). Interestingly, the bells on the sheath of that knife are B'laan in origin.