Kalinga Battle Axe – Bontoc Igorot Headhunter Axe


Bontoc Igorot Prestige Battle Axe

Measurement: length approx 58.8cm

Material Iron, Brass, Woord

Provenance: USA Market

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Kalinga Headhunter Axe – Philippines Bontoc Igorot Tribal Weapon.

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The Kalinga axe is a weapon unique to the indigenous peoples of the Cordillera Mountain Range of northern Luzon, Philippines and comes in slightly alternating shapes. Distinguished by its wide curved edge, pointed ends, and a stub located two-thirds of the way down the shaft for grip – the weapon bears unique qualities.


Typically used in battle, therefore, it is sometimes referred to as a battle axe.  This Kalinga axe is an absolutely beautiful piece for display and in very good condition, a collectors dream. The wooden haft is embellished with punched brass-work, with long iron ferrule and finely-modeled and embellished shape.


The video below focuses on a Bontoc Axe but will also show another variation.


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