Gayang is a common traditional Filipino ethnic Moro weapon in Sulu archipelago.[1] It is a double-edged sword about 24–48 in (61–122 cm) 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]


  1. ^ Kagawa, Julie (2015). The Iron Warrior. Harlequin. ISBN 9781460379417. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  2. ^ Lawrence, Marc. "Filipino Weapons from A-Z" (PDF). Steven K. Dowrd. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 August 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Traditional Filipino Weapons (TFW) Gayang Review | SBG Sword Forum". Retrieved 13 October 2019.