128218, fighting knife

Catalog Number 128218
Cultural Affiliation Bukidnon
Continent Asia
Country Philippines
Region Mindanao Island
Island Mindanao
Collector F.C. Cole : The Field Museum
Expedition Fifth R.F. Cummings Ethnological Expedition to Philippines Islands - ethnology - Bukidnon, Mandaya, Manobo, Negrito, and Bataan Bagobo Indians
Accession Lot Number 1115
Original Name bolo
Materials metal, wood, brass
Catalog Description 1) fighting knife
2) Name: Bolo: Man's fighting knife similar to 128217, except that handle has carved hand in opposite position. End of blade has double edge. Hilt is of incised brass. Wooden handle carved in shape of closed fist. Made for the right hand. | Notes: See notes on 128217. A good illustration of trading routes. The blade was made in Sumilao of Bukidnon, the brass work is from the Davao Gulf region, and the handle was secured from the Visayas of the North Coast.

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