Fine Moro Barong Sword with Important Provenance - 11118
This Barong sword was donated to the John Woodman Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, on May 9, 1957 by Nathaniel Sage, Jr. and William H. Sage III, grandsons of Brigadier General William Hamden Sage (1859-1922.) General Sage had a long and successful military career in Mindanao, Jolo and Malsbang in the Philippines 1898–1906. This Barong has a 15 inches blade forged from good laminated steel with heat hardened edge. The right face of the blade is decorated with array of punched dots. Very fine hardwood handle with carved and pierced pommel and grip bound with braided fibers. Wood scabbard partially bound with rattan strips. Total length 24 inches. Very good condition.