Antique Philippine Muslim Moro Islamic Dagger Punal 19th c
SOLD Antique late 19th century Philippine Muslim Moro - Islamic dagger Punal. Details: A sturdy double edged flamboyant steel blade chiseled at the base, both sides of the forte, with a scrolling motif, engraved copper oval guard with elaborated copper ferrule, with large central knob, bone lobed pistol grip. In its original gilt copper scabbard with a suspension mount chased over its full surface with scrollwork.
REFERENCES: 1) A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor by George Cameron Stone 2) Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago Albert G. Van Zonneveld.
CONDITION: In good condition overall, retains much gilt finish with minor wear. Fine age patina with signs of usage, this is one of the better examples of a Punal which we have encountered.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length in its scabbard: 34 cm (13 3/8 in)
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