Language: Ifugao
Source: Batad Ifugao dictionary


Hālung is a rolled metal handle of a Philippine knife or sword. They typically are wrapped with woven rattan called allūbung for grip.1



Hālung on a hinālung.


A Ifugao Hinalung

The full hinālung with scabbard.
Mandarin Mansion inventory 2022.




1. Some more examples can be seen at
2. Sil Philippines Languages entry hinālung.

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Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.


Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.


With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.


This peculiar sword was used by the Garo people of Assam for fighting, clearing the jungle, and animal…


Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.