This knife was made in a small village in West Java, Indonesia, about five hours drive from Jakarta.
It's a Makassar-style badik/golok.
Goloks are a type of weapon & indigenous tool used and crafted by people of east coast of Malaysia Peninsular. Golok has a distinct shape of little curvy at it sweetest spot " heavier section of it blade". Because of its length and shape, goloks are normally used for slaughtering animals or used for less demanding task than parangs.
This knife measures in at 18? in the sheath, which has a traditional attachment for tying the sheath to the belt. The handle is 5 3/8? and the knife is 17 3/8? on its own. The blade measures in at 12? with an 11? cutting edge, and is 3/16? thick. The balance point on this blade is 4? in front of the steel bolster.
I like it a lot because of the convex blade shaped like a leave. Simple timeless. Love it.