Golok, Weapon of Pencak Silat

A golok is similar to a machete and originated in Southeast Asia. As with many of the weapons from Silat, the golok was originally a farming tool used to cut brush and branches- it is particularly useful due to its shape, as its less likely to to get stuck in green wood then a machete, which is usually flat-sided.


Traditionally, goloks are made with a softer temper then most other knives, making them easier to sharpen in the field but also less likely to hold their edge.


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