A simple golok Kedah

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere is a small golok Kedah which I found in a flea market some time ago. I consider myself pretty lucky , as I used to be quite a regular at the local flea market – Lorong Kulit – in Georgetown Penang, but I dare say I’ve not seen any good deals or anything worth buying for the past 2 years. When I saw this small golok, I knew it was going back with me. The reasonable price also made my purchase easier.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs you can see in the picture above , the Golok Kedah is pretty small. I believe it is used for small tasks like cutting meat, slaughtering game or even to be taken for a fishing trip. It feels very comfortable in the hand and is definitely to be used.

The golok kedah is pretty distinct in shape, and it is also sometimes known as “Golok Daun Buluh ” or  “Bamboo Leaf Golok” due to the blade shape. I also understand that there is a Male and female version, depending on how the bolster is made. If I am not mistaken, a Squarish bolster would make it a “Male” Golok Kedah. Mine, as you can see from the photo below, has a round bolster, so it must be a “Female” Golok Kedah.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs you can see form the pictures, there is a bit of rust and the blade itself is slightly pitted , but that’s okay with me . The “rustic” look suits me fine . As of now I wont be using it and this one will be a cupboard queen .







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