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Moro Gunong - TFW006

Moro Gunong
 

Overall Length: 16 1/4'' Blade: 11 1/4''
$199.95

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Blade: 5160/02 High Carbon Steel
Weight: 14.4 oz
Edge:  Sharp
P.O.B.: 2''
Thickness: 4.7 mm - 3.3 mm
Width: 80mm - 33 mm
Grip Length: 4 5/8''
Pommel: Integrated
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The Gunong is a dagger-sized variant of the larger Kris (Kalis) sword that was used by the Moro warriors and pirates of the Maranao tribes of the Southern Philippines. The distinctive waved blade is double-edged and intended as both a thrusting and cutting weapon. The waved blade is said to resemble a stringray’s tail, a dragon, or a winding serpent - whichever of these dangerous creatures inspire its wielder. These daggers were sometimes used in the off-hand of a warrior wielding a larger Kris sword.

Crafted in the Philippines, this Gunong has a sharp blade of 5160/D2 high carbon steel tempered to HRC 58-60. The guard and ferrule are of darkened metal and the grip is of carved wood. The scabbard is of two different types of carved wood, wrapped with bands of decorative rattan.

The Moro are the indigenous Muslim population of the Southern Philippines - they have had centuries of conflict with northern neighbors, Spanish and American colonialists. These Filipinos were converted to Islam by Muslim missionaries of the Persian Gulf and China. Though many of their warriors had an allegiance to their sultan, many were engaged in Sulu Sea piracy against the northern Philippine islands and especially the Spanish. A minority, they developed an extensive array of distinctive edged weapons. Even today, these are still considered symbols against occupation and are displayed proudly, often on a ‘’Weapons of Moroland’’ plaque.

Please Note: Due to being crafted in a tropical environment with native woods, it is common for these weapons to develop thin, minor cracks in the wood and the scabbard as the woods adjust to our more temperate environment. Cracks in items sent to you will not be harmful to the structural integrity of the item. Also - The decorative rattan wrapping can be brittle and may crack or break.

It is recommended that a light coating of protective oil is used to protect the wood from dryness and cracking.







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