Group of 22 Bontoc and Kalinga Warrior Spears from 1930's - 1980's acquired from villagers and from Philippine Antiques and artifact collectors ( Fal-feg, Fang-kao, Sinalaw-witan, Kay-yan, Gayang, Tufay, Tubay, Tobi). Several are in very nice condition and hard to find. Price ranges from 40$ (inferior make) - 200$. Buy all for 1,500$.
Note: #8 and #9 from left already sold
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)
similar spears in the book of Albert Jenks