Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. LIsted here are the weapons of silat. THe most common among them are the kris, spear, machete, stick, kerambit, sickle and sarong. EDged weapons are given priority in silat, but the stick and sarong are also popular for self-defense. BEcause Southeast Asian society was traditionally based around agriculture, many of these weapons were originally farming tools. THe badik or badek is a small, straight knife originating among the Makasar and Bugis people. THey may be double or single-edged and range in length from twenty to forty centimetres. THe kapak or beliong is an axe or hatchet designed for cutting wood and chopping down trees. TWo are sometimes wielded at once, with one in each hand. THe kerambit is a narrow-bladed curved weapon resembling the claw of big cats. IT is held by inserting the first finger into the hole in the handle, so that the blade curves from the bottom of the fist.