Aug 13, 2011

Cerulit: The Sickle Shaped Machete of Java

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The sickle is an ancient agricultural tool that is used throughout the world for harvesting crops. As with many agricultural tools, it can be weaponized, such as in the Japanese Kama. Much less well known is the Javanese Celurit as shown in this short clip. Its radically inward curved blade is in the antithesis of outward curved weapons such as the Persian Shamshir. While the Shamshir is meant for slicing, the Celurit is designed, in part, for raking.

1 comment:

PearlmanNate said...

Cool moves with the machete, man.

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