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Was the Filipino Bolo Knife an indigenous development or did Filipinos take the idea from another culture?

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Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 09:56
According to these sites, the Bolo knife originated in the Philippines. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bolo+knife http://boloknife.net/bolo-knife-history-and-info/
Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 13:38
It is from the Pacific rim - most do say it originated in the Philippines. American soldiers adopted it as a weapon following the Spanish-American War.
Answer #3 | 31/12 2013 04:24
Bolos are also used as military weapons and as such they were a particular favorite of the Filipino resistance during the 1898 Philippine Revolution against Spain, the Philippine-American War, and the Commonwealth period. Since the bolo was first used as a farming implement, it was used in combat because during colonial times the ubiquitous bolo was readily available to the common person. For this reason the study of the bolo is common in Filipino martial arts, such as Balintawak Eskrima, -=-=-=-=- I hope this is helpful.
Answer #4 | 04/01 2014 00:05
Yes, Bolo Knife originated in the Philippines along with the Kris sword.

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