Heavy Philippine Moro Panabas with Metal Straps and Rattan Handle
This hefty Moro Panabas axe although originally an agricultural tool was later utilized in combat quite effectively. The heavy metal curved blade has a sharp edge along the underside and also comes to a faint edge along the top front edge as you can see in the photo of flat-top front edge. The thick neck of the metal blade is sandwiched between two pieces of Rattan which are held together by three thick metal straps and then three bands of woven rattan closer to the pommel.
The overall length of the axe is just over 26" and the thickest section of the blade (at the rattan grips) is just over 1/4". There is a small hole drilled just above the last band of woven rattan at the pommel that was most likely to hang this at some point in it's long life.