Antique Moro Budiak Spear Southern Philippines

Antique Moro Budiak Spear Southern Philippines

 A vintage Moro Spear known as a 'budiak'. The steel spearhead is typically very thick near the neck, the blade has some light pitting and wear to the surface but shows some lamellar forging lines. The brass collar has applied bands, the lower band has some nice decoration of scrolling leaves. One of the bands has a small section missing out of it, and there is what appears to be a cut to the lower collar, perhaps from a weapons. The long shaft of strong bamboo or cane. From Mindanao, Southern Philippines late 19th century, approximately 84 inches long.     moro kris, moro keris, datu, luzon, visayan, southern asia

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