Moro Punal Dagger / Knife. Southern Philippines
A double-edged Moro Punal knife. The wood handle (perhaps burl wood) has an excellent patina. The hand guard and sheath’s multi- metal bands (sawasa) certainly have age. Some decoration (engraved silver/copper) on these bands indicates that this dagger was made for someone of importance. Belt loop. In good shape. Circa 1920s, 1930s. No stands are included.