T'boli people of Cotabato, southwest of Mindanao, Philippines. 19 3/4" wedge section blade with straight cutting edge. Bronze hilt with basket weave decoration flanking scrolls to the grip and flared pommel with radial scroll panels. The edges with a line of loops for ornaments (one defective). Hilt with good patina. Blade bright with a little lamination toward the point Original wood scabbard with double copper wound projections to the bottom and woven wrap to inset segment below the throat. Dark patina with surface encrusted. Small chip to the throat. Rare.