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Moro Panabas - TFW020

Moro Panabas

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Overall Length: 35 1/4'' Blade: 20 7/8''

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Blade: 5160/02 High Carbon Steel
Weight: 1 lb 9.9 oz
Edge:  Sharp
P.O.B.: 1 3/4''
Thickness: 5.4 mm - 3 mm
Width: 32.2 mm - 44.3 mm
Grip Length: 14 1/2''
Pommel: Integrated & Pinned

With its long grip and forward sloping blade - the Panabas epitomizes swift cutting and chopping power. The forward curving blade with its wide center of percussion brings maximum mass and kinetic energy onto its target, making for brutally efficient chopping. Though larger and intimidating than most Philippine weapons, the Panabas is still lightweight enough that it can be used single-handedly, though this is at a loss of some of its potential force. It functions like a long-hafted Kukuri.

The Panabas was used by the Moro tribes of Mindanao in the Southern Philippines. It was both a tool of war, as well as an agricultural tool. The Datu chieftains favored the Panabas as a tool for execution by beheading. - Thus the Panabas is a symbol of a chieftains power and a symbol of terror to criminals and his enemies. Accounts just prior and during the American colonial era describe groups of warriors wielding Panabas who would form a rearguard. They would follow the main warriors and with their Panabas would quickly dispatch wounded foes.

The blade of this Philippine-crafted Panabas is of sharp 5160/D2 high carbon steel tempered to HRC 58-60. The short guard and elongated ferrule are of darkened steel. The grip is of carved wood partially overlaid with rattan. A carved wooden scabbard with a blade-retaining clip is included. The metal clip ‘’locks’’ the blade in place by going over the lip of the guard. It can be released by a good tug on the grip.

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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