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Old 26th January 2012, 03:57 PM   #1
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Question A couple more Moro spears

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).
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Old 26th January 2012, 04:31 PM   #2
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"Spear used by the Moros of the Lanao region"
Iligan, (something, something), 1902(?)
Which makes this a Maranao budiak...
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Old 1st February 2012, 01:38 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 1st February 2012, 09:09 PM   #4
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Quote:
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"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??

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