Join Date: Apr 2005
Is there anyone truly qualified to give some details on the actual use of the traditional gasah, especially moves commonly utilized during fighting?
IMNSHO, we need to get some genuine input before being able to reasonably discuss form & function.
As a guesstimate from handling, I'd suggest that the blade is optimized for cutting; poking with the tip is feasible though. In a way, it kinda resembles a barung with extended reach - possibly leaning more towards slashing than chopping compared to typical barung (however, the vast diversity of barung blades does not really allow for sweeping generalisations either).