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Axe with an irregular shaped blade. Top of blade is curved upwars and goes back to a point. From this point the blade follows down to the wooden handle. From the handle the blade is straight and then curves up and outward. The upper 23.7 cm portion of handle is metal. The center section of the handle is made of wood with a 2.5 cm segment tapered much thinner than the rest of the wood. At the bottom of the handle is a piece of metal 7.6 cm in length. The top and bottom of this peice each have three bands of incised designs with lines, circles and dimond shapes. Though the blade and top metal piece are badly spotted with rust, the bottom metal piece has only tiny spots of rust. Display tag found with item states: "Aliwa (head-axe) from Ifugao tribe. As with all aliwas either blade or point may be used in attack. Point more frequently used to pick up head on fun after attack. Weapon well balanced despite its strange shape."
Metal (iron), Wood
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