These are examples of some of the weapons we train to use.
Bolo: A generic name often used to describe any bladed weapon of the Philippines, though most commonly referring to the machete like blades of the Central and Northern Philippines, used for everything from farming to survival.
Sundang: A generic name used to refer to “Bolos” used only for combat/war. Click Here to see examples of this sword
Barong: A single edged leaf shaped blade favored in by the Muslim tribes of the Southern Philippines, notably it is the national sword of the Sulu Sultanate. Click Here to see examples of this sword
Kris: A double edged blade that is wide at the base. The blade can be wavy or straight, or a combination of the two. Made famous by the Muslim tribes of the Southern Philippines. Click Here to see examples of this sword
Kampilan: This blade has a “legendary” distinction as it is credited with being the blade that fell Ferdinand Magellan. This war sword is capable of being used with one or two hands, with a blade that tapers from a narrow base to a wide tip. Click Here to see examples of this sword
Panabas: A heavy blade comparable to a Western battle axe. This weapon was made famous by the Muslim tribes of the Southern Philippines and often used in executions. It can be wielded with one or two hands.
Gunong/Punal: A dagger commonly found in the Southern Philippines. Often noted in modern examples as having a pistol like hilt.
Budiak: War spear/lance used by the warrior’s of the Southern and Central Philippines.
Balisong: Known in the West as a butterfly or fan knife. A folding knife capable of being opened with only one hand.