Fine Royal Head Axe (Kalinga) Philippines - 14660

The most known weapon associated with head hunting of the Filipino tribes is the Head Axe. It is characterized by its specific blade shape with the long rear projection. Beside warfare, It was also used as a multipurpose cutting tool, worked in a very peculiar way: The long rear spike was driven in the ground, holding the axe in place edge up, and the cut object was drawn along the edge. We offer here for sale a fine example, probably belonging to high ranking person of the Kalinga (?) tribe. , 17 inches blade (Point to point) with concave edge. 24 inches haft with a long steel ferrule. And wood handle finely decorated with brass strips and bands. Iron tip. Very good condition. Minor blackened spots on the blade. A fine authentic item.