Weapons of Moroland

Weapons of Moroland

"Weapons of Moroland" refers to a plaque or crest containing miniature models of weapons used by warriors from the indigenous peoples of Mindanao in the Philippines. As a souvenir, it is fairly common in gift shops, and is considered a pop culture icon, displaying which in one's house is one of several indications of "how Filipino" one is.

The weapons on the plaque include spears, shields,and a wide range of swords or knives, while the plaque itself is usually shaped like the Coat of arms of the Philippines, and is often though not always painted in the colors of that seal.

The quality of the models varies from case to case, usually reflecting the general shape of each weapon but not usually accurately showing the scale of blades with their hilts, nor the scale of weapons relative to each other.

Weapons typically included in the Weapons of Moroland plaque

Blade weapons







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* Message board topic showing images of actual swords portrayed in the plaque -- cite web
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