MT: Golok information

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  1. balita

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    Golok information
    By christop - Tue, 09 Oct 2007 15:37:56 GMT

    ==================== I was trying to find out if this is considered a Golok. It came in a box of WWII items that I received from someone. It belonged to their grandfather who served during the war. Im just trying to find out if its from that era. I will try and post a picture. I can email anyone who is interested in helping. Thank you for any help.


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  2. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

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  3. Cuts and Bruises

    Cuts and Bruises New Member

    My best guess is that this would be more of a bolo. (Which I have found to be the generic term for a Filipino sword!) The tang where it meets the blade looks quite a bit like my talibong knife, but the blade is unlike anything I have seen before.

    I would venture a guess that it's a piece that was produced for the G.I. trade during or shortly after WWII. The over-all shape of the blade itself looks very much like the Case and Western Bowie knives that were popular about that time.

    This probably didn't help you much, but it's a start!
  4. Ron Kosakowski

    Ron Kosakowski New Member

    That sword is called a Pira. Look here to see the difference:
    The Pira -
    The Golok -

    The Golok is more of a Nothern Filipino weapon or toll and the Pira is found more in Mindanao. I have found the word "Golok" to be a generic term due to the fact that there is an Indonesian sword called the Golok. I don't have a picture of it but it has more of a rounded tip to it in Indonesia.

    Ron Kosakowski
    Practical Self Defense Training Center
    847 Hamilton Ave (Rt 69).
    Waterbury, CT 06706

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