PHILIPPINE KALINGA DECORATED HEADHUNTER AXE
Origin: N. Luzon, Kalinga People (Provenance: Collection of David Price, Arizona)
Period/Date: Likely circa 1880's
Materials: steel, hardwood, brass
Description: These axes are one of the most elegant yet menacing of all tribal weapons. Examples of this vintage and quality are still hard to find. The decorated handle is all original, featuring a profusion of elegant cutwork and embossed sheet brass. The blade is still sharp and the surface of the steel is smooth and semi-polished. It's in good condition for a used head axe, which so often have missing metal on the handle. This one lacks a metal end cap, but it's not clear if it ever had one? See photo of the Kalinga warrior below carrying a similar head axe. A custom display stand maybe ordered for an additional fee.
Dimensions: Length 22.5" (57 cm), Width 14" (36 cm)
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