The TFW Straight Kris used on the TV show, ARROW – by Ron Kosakowski

I think you folks will find this to be quite interesting. The TFW Straight Kris was the sword used in the popular TV show called ARROW.  Yes, Oliver Queen, know as the “The Green Arrow,” a DC comic book based character was killed by the TFW straight Kris as found on – https://www.traditionalfilipinoweapons.com/shop/straight-kris/ Look at this … Continue reading The TFW Straight Kris used on the TV show, ARROW – by Ron Kosakowski

Kris Sword #5

Blade Length: 23.5″ Overall Length: 29″ Kris Sword #5 – Our latest edition to the Moro Kris family of blades from the Southern Philippines, Kris #5, is distinctly traditional. Every effort has been made to have each detail represented with authenticity in the fashion of the Moro tribesmen of Sulu & Mindanao. As with our other … Continue reading Kris Sword #5

Maguindanao Kris Sword

Blade Length:20″ Overall Length: 25.25″ Maguindanao Kris Sword – Maguindanao means “people of the flooded plains.” Maguindanao is in central Mindanao. It is bounded on the north by Lanao Del Sur, on the east by North Cotabato, on the west by the Moro Gulf, and on the south by Sultan Kudarat. The Spaniards launched expeditions … Continue reading Maguindanao Kris Sword

Kris Sword #4

Blade Length:20″ Overall Length: 25.50″ Kris Sword #4 – Notice each Kris has a different look. Some have more waves than the other so for now we will call it “Kris #4” The Kris has a double edge to double the pain, and do a dual job that single edge sword can’t do. The Kris … Continue reading Kris Sword #4

Kris Sword #3

Blade Length:20″ Overall Length: 25.50″ Kris Sword #3 – Notice each Kris has a different look. Some have more waves than the other so for now we will call it “Kris #3” The Kris has a double edge to double the pain, and do a dual job that single edge sword can’t do. The Kris … Continue reading Kris Sword #3

Kris Sword #2

Blade Length:20″ Overall Length: 25.50″ Kris Sword #2 – Notice each Kris has a different look. Some have more waves than the other so for now we will call it “Kris #2” The Kris has a double edge to double the pain, and do a dual job that single edge sword can’t do. The Kris … Continue reading Kris Sword #2

Kris #1

Blade Length:19.25″ Overall Length: 25″ Kris Sword # 1 – Notice each Kris has a different look. Some have more waves than the other so for now we will call it “Kris #1” The Kris has a double edge to double the pain, and do a dual job that single edge sword can’t do. The … Continue reading Kris #1

Straight Kris

Blade Length: 20.75″ Overall Length: 26.50″ Straight Kris Sword – Notice each Kris has a different look. Some have more waves than the other so for now we will call one the “Straight Kris” The Straight Kris has a double edge to double the pain, and do a dual job that single edge sword can’t … Continue reading Straight Kris

Filipino Martial Arts T-shirt

This T-shirt is perfect for all you people involved in the blade culture. This shirt incidentally represents the Philippine blade culture and Filipino Martial Arts (FMA’S). On the back of the shirt you will see the TFW Straight Kris, as seen on the TV show called ARROW (https://www.traditionalfilipinoweapons.com/shop/straight-kris) standing over Jiu Jitsu and MMA fighters. The … Continue reading Filipino Martial Arts T-shirt

Indonesian Karambit

Actual blade length – 1 1/2 inches Handle size – 3 1/2 inches Inner ring size – 1 inch Over-all length – 5 3/4 measured from end to end with the curve Saw teeth gripping area – 1 inch The Karambit (many times spelled Kerambit or Korambit) is believed to have originated among the Minangkabau … Continue reading Indonesian Karambit

The History and Culture behind Filipino Weapons

Now this is based on knowledge I have acquired during my various Philippine trips over the years. It is also based on my observations. At this point in my life, I have been there enough times to come to these conclusions.   A lot of the blades that I have on the TFW web site … Continue reading The History and Culture behind Filipino Weapons

Hot New Product Release – The Minasbad Sword

Measurements.
Overall length: 27 ¾ inches
Blade length: 20 ¾ inches
Maximum blade thickness at the spine
a little over 3/16 inch
Balance point 4 ¼ inches from finger-guard
A little history lesson.
Minasbad Sword – The Minasbad is a very good example of a sword that you would see from Bicol due to the unique carvings on the sword and knife handles. You will see on the TFW Minasbad sword handle, something that looks like a carving of a head. So many people say it represents something different. Some say a bat, a dog or a horse. Maybe it is a unusual combination of all 3? There is really no clear answer that can be found thus far. The Minasbad Sword is one of the few Philippine swords still around that dates back to Philippine pre-history, which is way before the arrival of the Spanish. The Bicolanos’ goal was to manufacture a bladed weapon with a slight technological advantage against the Moro Swords. The Minasbad was manufactured in large numbers and was looked up to as a good match against the Moro Kris. It acquired a reputation as “one bad-ass-sword!”

Another fact that has been well known throughout ancient Philippines was the Bicol warriors had a long history of winning various battles. Bicolanos were also known to have the most number of words and terms within their ancient language relating to warfare. That gives us an obvious clue to what their ancestors have been through for so many generations. The Spaniards took note on how the Bicolanos were the ones possessing the best, most complete armor and weapons in the Philippines. It is thought by historians that centuries of Moro threat could have had a hand in the progression of the Bicolano martial spirit and weapons technology.

The popular curve in the belly of the blade is similar to that of a cross between the Pinute and the Dan Dao. The handle is made of Kamagong, an iron wood from the Philippines. The head carving is made of aluminum. This Minasbad is full tang where it goes right through the head so that handle is very solid. To make the full tang hold even better and that much stronger, not to mention, much nicer looking – a steel coupling with a very strong finger guard is added.

Our sword steel is the same as in all of the other TFW bladed collectables – steel blends of 5160 and D2 with a sodium nitrate heat treatment. It is light, right around a pound and a half but yet you can feel how this can hack anything that gets in the way. The Minasbad Sword is perfectly engineered to do the job for you. Once you feel it, you will back that claim up yourself and you will be amazed.

Minasbad Sword

Overall length: 27 ¾ inches Blade length: 20 ¾ inches Maximum blade thickness at the spine a little over 3/16 inch Balance point 4 ¼ inches from finger-guard Minasbad Sword – The Minasbad is a very good example of a sword that you would see from Bicol due to the unique carvings on the sword … Continue reading Minasbad Sword

Testimonials

“These are definitely the best quality blades that I have seen on the market today. These blade makers in the Philippines do excellent work. I will definitely let people know about these weapons for you.” Guro Dan Inosanto California Certification of Traditional Filipino Blade Authenticity: “Filipino Blade making technology had been dated back during the … Continue reading Testimonials

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Punyal Knife #2

Blade Length:9.75″ Overall Length: 14.5″ Punyal Knife #2 – The Punyal is indigenous to the Southern Philippines near the Maranao, and is commonly known as a “Weapon of the Moro Lands.” Its exact origins are unknown to us today. There are several different designs of the Punyal – some straight-edged and some straight with a double … Continue reading Punyal Knife #2

Punyal #1

Blade Length:11″ Overall Length: 17″ Punyal Knife #1 – The Punyal is indigenous to the Southern Philippines near the Maranao, and is commonly known as a “Weapon of the Moro Lands.” Its exact origins are unknown to us today. There are several different designs of the Punyal – some straight-edged and some straight with a … Continue reading Punyal #1

Gunong

Blade Length: 11.15″ Overall Length: 15.75″ Gunong – The Gunong, a shorter fighting and knife of the Maranao tribes, is commonly referred to as the Kris Knife outside of the Philippines. The Gunong is a thrusting blade that is sometimes used in conjunction with the Kris Sword. If you notice, The Gunong has no finger guard. Instead the … Continue reading Gunong

Ginunting

  Blade Length:20″ Overall Length: 26.50″  POB – 4 inches from guard Ginunting – Perfect for long range as well as close quarter attacks, the Ginuntings are shaped like a beak as the tip of these swords are curved downward, similar to Kukris of the Gurkhas. Ginuntings are the official swords of the Philippine Marines. … Continue reading Ginunting

Balasiong

Blade Length:17.50″ Overall Length: 23.75″ Weight: 1 lb 4.9 oz Balasiong – The Balasiong, sometimes spelled,  “baliciong”, or “balisiong” or “balacion” is another light, quick, and devastating traditional Filipino Moro weapon. The Balasiong is thought to be in the Kris sword family. Without the waves the Kris swords are well known for, this small sword … Continue reading Balasiong

Blade Care & Maintenance

Traditional Filipino Weapons — The Highest Quality Steel On The Market. The TFW Steel All the blades are an alloy made of 5160/D2 blended steel. The heat treatment is a sodium nitrate treated and tempered to 58~60 on the Rockwell hardness scale. That is close to the hardest you can get any steel without brittleness … Continue reading Blade Care & Maintenance

Materials

TFW  Materials & Workmanship
—Unparalleled Anywhere! The TFW Steel All the blades are of a 5160 with added D2 steel shavings in an almost powdered form which is unique to TFW bladed weapons. Each knife and sword blade are sodium nitrate treated and tempered to 58~60 on the Rockwell-hardness scale. That is close to the hardest … Continue reading Materials