Batangas (Luzon) bangkung / klewang

length: 21"
blade: 14 5/8"
blade width: 1 5/8"
grip: 6"
weight (knife): 1 lb 1.2 oz
weight (knife & scabbard): 1 lb 6.8 oz

A very nice and solid "saxe" bladed bangkung (short klewang) from Batangas, Luzon, the Philippines. Early 1900's. Distally tapered blade is 3/16" thick at the base of the spine. Iron bolstered horn grip with a particularly smooth finish. Very confortable in the hand. The blade mount / ferrule junction has been filled in with lead, which is a Moro tradition.