WEAPONS IN SILAT
Along with the human body, Silat employs the usage of several martial arts weapons. The primary weapon of most pesilat is the keris or dagger. In Malaysia and Indonesia, the keris has a reputation equal to the katana in Japan. Some keris were even said to give the owner supernatural powers. Other weapons include the sword (pedang), broadsword (golok), axe (kapak), cleaver (parang), spear (lembing), truncheon (tjabang), fan (kipas), staff and the Chinese sword. Even the Japanese sword is used in some Indonesian styles, probably an import from the Middle Ages.