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Bungay - Bohol Blades - Philippines

  • $ 25000


The Bungay looks like a thin cleaver meant for the kitchen, but it was designed for the farm.  From the Visayan word "pamungay" meaning to weed out, this all-around utility bolo sports a sharpened flat edge instead of a tip.  The Bungay is easier to handle and more versatile than an average machete. 

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During Team KIL's recent weapons expedition in the Philippines, we traveled to the town of Sikatuna on the island of Bohol.  There, we searched out a local bladesmith with a worldwide reputation for his mastery of knives.  We were highly impressed when we met Cid Cempron of Bohol Blades.  Cid invited us to his jungle forge; and after a day of grinding, eating, drinking, and discussing knives, a mutual respect was formed between Kombat Instruments Limited and Bohol Blades.

Bohol Blades makes an impressive variety of native Filipino knives and swords.  The wide range of blade shapes are forged from primary leaf spring steel.  The handles, made from carabao horns, are ergonomically designed for a steadfast grip.  All the blades are sheathed in scabbards made from locally sourced balayong hardwood.  These knives were made to be used, and made to be used for a long long time.  

Each Bohol Blade is individually forged by artisan bladesmiths, using local materials.  Therefore, there will be slight differences between blades of the same style.  Scroll over each photo to see closer details.  Choose the blade you want from the drop-down menu.  

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Bungay

Weight: 1lb4oz

Weight w/scabbard: 1lb10oz

Blade Length: 13"

Total Length: 18"


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