Wednesday, January 7, 2009


The chopping knife used by the Malays was the golok. This had a convex curved cutting blade. The knife capable of delivering a chopping blow enough to bring down most of animals. The blades most revered for their effectiveness.

It is a favorite Malay jungle weapon, which is also used in war before.

The golok has a heavy, single edged blade, straight on the back, nearly square next the hilt with a highly convex cutting edge.

It is used in nearly all of the Malayan countries and there are great variations in size and in the shapes of the hilts and scabbards. The blades are from six inches to a couple of feet in length.
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