dagger" and wooden sheath. This is not a letter opener.
"Malay dagger" and sheath of brass and iron. The T'Boli
specialize in making fine knives
utility knife is sharp on the inside of the blade's curve. It may have been
used in animal sacrifices.
dagger and sheath
bolo is a Filipino invention, popularized by the Ilokano.
It is similar to the Malay parang.
Ifugao game knife and sheath
and sheath, circa 1900
and bone belt dagger from Mindanao. These ubiquitous "datu knives"
are worn on the hip as a status indicator in the south
bolo knife, provenience not recorded. Grip fashioned of abaca fiber.
and sheath, provenience uncertain
Ifugao hangap bolo is an essential part of the livery
game knife and sheath
Like many people, the Ifugao
forge their own steel
knife with leather sheath
city-made and acquired in trade
a doubt, the most essential tool in the Philippines is the small, utilitarian
sportsman's knife, used for everything from harvesting palm fronds, to dispatching
prey, to digging holes.The majority of agricultural tribes make their own knives;
nomadic peoples like the Agta purchase theirs from others.
To the bolo, halfway between knife
and sword, now falls many of the functions once handled by the battle ax
As with swords
, skill in the manufacture of daggers
is most developed in the south, where the steel and brass virtuosity of Toledo
was imparted to the natives by invading Mohammedans.