Originally a sickle, but evolved into a larger form used in silat
martial arts. I remember reading somewhere that the smaller sickle is an arit
, the larger one like I have (28.5" measured like a khukuri) is a celurit
(or maybe klurit
). Not much info published about them or online.
Shown above, some specimens from Anthony C. Tirri's wonderful book Islamic Weapons: Maghrib to Mogul.
"What does this have to do with khukuris?" Another dual-use tool/weapon with a curved blade, or as Bill would have said, "Everything".
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