Golok, with scabbard

Southeast Asian Collection

Accession Nr.: 67.70.1-2
Type: weapons and armament; metalwork; carving
Date of production:
early 20th century
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: wood, steel, carved, forged
Dimensions: length: 54 cm
width: 6 cm
The so-called golok is a shorter cutting tool than the average machete, but very similar in design and function; used in close combat and also as an agricultural tool. In Sundanese areas the term bedog is used for the same weapon. Its handle is shaped like a carved bird's head.