The Barong (or Barung) machete is a traditional weapon of the Tausug Moro of Sulu and it makes part of the Parang family. It has variable size (30 to 60 cm) and it has origin from Philippines archipelago, particularly from Mindanao and the Sulu Islands.


The gile (Afar: guile) is the typical knife of the Afar, tribal people of Africa.


The antecedents of many Arab and Ottoman swords and daggers are to found in the sword of Sasanians and also in those of Bronze Age Luristan (the current western Iraq).


Spain has a well established and rich knifemaking tradition, especially in cities like Toledo, Albacete, Ciudad Real, Granada, Jaén, Valencia and Seville, whose blades are known worldwide.

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