[gallery Rarest of the rare; Cato, "Moro Swords". First and only edition of this book. Impossible to find. For those that have clicked on this listing you know what it is. Very good condition, shows no use and includes the dust jacket. Printed 1996 in Singapore. Shipping charges will be for USPS Priority, fully insured. The book looks at blades from the 16th to 20th century and references the Philippine Insurrection . Moro Wars, Philippines, Sulu and Indonesian vintage antique swords. Moro Swords; Barong (Barung) , Kris, Kampilan. Also Muslim Filipino history and culture. The volume contains extensive research on all such edged weapons their identification, combative useage and cultural significance. Also shown are the panabas, the pira and the bangkung. ISBN 981-218-059-1
An original pre Spanish American War Moro kris which is described in Robert Catos “Moro Sword”, as a Fighting Kris. It is solid. Silver mountings on the hilt as well as the scabbard. As fine a Kris as I have owned. Approximately 26 inches line with wavy blade.