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Pisau Cepot - Indonesian Knife

  • $ 7995

Cepot: The Joker of the Jungle
Pisau refers to a short-bladed knife of any shape, although it can also be used to mean sword. It comes from the Chinese term bishou or pengsau and is used in some form in every style of silat.  Cepot (pronounced Chepot), a local puppet character with a wicked sense of humor, is carved into the handle.   


During Team KIL's recent excursion to Indonesia, we had a chance to meet with several local martial artists and weapons experts as we traveled to different villages.  In one of our most intense experiences, a few native men emerged from the jungle and quickly approached us while brandishing knives.  After a few heightened moments of careful communication, we realized that they were local artisan knife makers who were eager to show us their craftsmanship.  

It's easy to tell from these photos that their stylish and ornate knives were made with great care and consideration.  We were pleasantly surprised to learn that most of these blades were forged from steel that was salvaged from abandoned American military vehicles.  The handles and sheaths were carved from a variety of locally harvested Indonesian woods.  We definitely had to bring some back with us and make them available to you fighters who appreciate the art of native knives.  


Pisau Cepot - Indonesian Knife

Weight, no sheath: 6 ounces

Overall length: 10-1/2" 

Blade length: 6" 

Blade width: 7/8" 

Handle length: 4-1/2" 

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