Philippine Golok Sword

  • General History
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By Crusader1307

Produced and used by the Philippine (South Pacific) Peoples, The Golok Sword was seen around the 17th Century AD. It overall design may have come from trading with other Island Nations as well as European influences. The Golok is a broad bladed sword, roughly 3-inches at it's widest and ranges from 3.5 to 4-feet in length. The Golok is slightly curved and single edged. Their handles are open, seldom featuring any hilt guard. In overall appearance, The Golok is similar to the common Machete blade. Used as a Warrior weapon among various Tribes on The Philippine Islands, The Golok would evolve into a stylized Martial Arts weapon, with kata (training forms) similar to The Chinese Tai Chi Blade. Variations of The Golok can be found as far as The Sudan to many Northern Pacific Island Nations as well, making it a much copied War Sword.