Balasiong

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Balasiong
Type Sword
Place of origin Philippines
Service history
Used by Moro peoples
Specifications
Length17.5 in (44 cm)

Blade  typeDouble-edged
Hilt  typehardwood, carabao horn
Scabbard/sheath hardwood

Balasiong (also spelled balacion, baliciong, or balisiong) is a Filipino sword used by Muslim Filipino ethnolinguistic groups (the Moro people) in the Southern Philippines. It is a type of kalis but differs in that the double-edged blade isn't wavy but instead slightly convex. It also tapers sharply to the tip. The hilt, like in the kalis is shaped like a pistol handle, an element known as the kakatua (cockatoo). [1] [2]

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References

  1. Lawrence, Marc (2009). "Filipino Weapons from A to Z" (PDF). Filipino Martial Arts Digest. Stephen K. Dowd. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-24. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  2. "Balasiong". Traditional Filipino Weapons. Retrieved 17 July 2019.