Gayang is a common traditional Filipino ethnic Moro weapon in Sulu archipelago.[1] It is a double-edged sword about 24-28 inches in length with a typical hook hilt grip to prevent slipping.[2] The sword was believed to be from Borneo and was a Philippines' version of Mandau, a traditional sword of the Dayaks of Borneo.[3]


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