The Barong heralds from Southeast Asia, where it is historically both an agricultural tool and an effective weapon during wartime. The Barong has an impressive lineage in the realm of Filipino Martial Culture and is still used by Martial Artists to this day. It is also an excellent bushcraft tool, cleaving vines and branches with ease. Our Barong inspired Machete features a beautifully curved 18 inch leaf-shaped blade made from 1055 Carbon Steel with a baked on, matte black finish to aid in rust and corrosion resistance. Its traditionally influenced down-turned polypropylene handle is not only good looking, but it also helps anchor the blade in the hand when making hard chopping or slashing strokes. Each Barong comes complete with a Cor-Ex sheath for ease of carry, and convenience of use in the field.