University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Native NameKampilan
Object Number:42-30-399B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Moro
Provenience: Philippine Islands
Mindanao
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Metal
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:186 - Other Number

Description

Wooden sheath with back edge with six (three missing) metal bands. Because of the shape of the blade it cannot be drawn in the usual way from the scabbard "always of two wood halves, and the weapon is therefore often employed for a strode as it rests in its sheath, the light bamboo binding being severed at the blow." (No traces of bamboo binding).


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