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Bontoc, Kalinga, Sagada (Igorot) Lot 10 Warrior Spears

Group of 10 Igorot Warrior fighting Spears circa early/midth 20th century acquired from the villagers in Bontoc, Kalinga and Sagada. Local terms - Fal-feg, Fang-kao, Gayang, Tufay, Tubay. The spears with 3 point projections are known as fal-feg, its a stabbing spear while the spears with one projection blade are known as fang-kao, its a peaceman spear but has been seen as used also in fighting as well (Jenks). General term for these spears are gayang or tubay regardless of design. Gayang - Kankanaey and Kalinga area. Tubay or Tufay - Bontoc area.

All in excellent condition but others are more quality. Spears are sold as group, these are becoming more and more scarce and very hard to acquire. On 2009 we sold 22 spears and since that time we are buying spears we could find, 2 years passed we only acquired 10 spears!

Shipping Fee: These spears weighs almost 8kg, if packed could reach up to 10kg. shipping fee calculated from Philippine Post rates is 1,259php (first 1 kg) additional 485php for succeding 1 kg = 5,624php/43 = 130$

igorot weapons, igorot warrior spears
igorot weapons, igorot warrior spears
igorot weapons, igorot warrior spears
igorot weapons, igorot warrior spears

All spearheads are fastened to the wooden shaft by a short haft or tang inserted in the wood. An iron ferrule or a braided bejuco ferrule is employed to strengthen the shaft where the tang is inserted. A conical iron ferrule or cap is also placed on the butt of the shaft. This ferrule is often used, as the spear is always stuck in the earth close at hand when the warrior works any distance from home; and as he passes along the steep mountain trails or carries heavy burdens he commonly uses the spear shaft as a staff. (Albert Jenks, The Bontoc Igorot)

igorot warriors
igorot warriors
igorot warriors
igorot warriors
igorot warriors
igorot warriors
igorot warriors
similar spears in the book of Albert Jenks


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  • Shipping Weight (Plus Packaging): 10grams