|One bolo sheath two bolo handles|
Bolos are, or perhaps were the Swiss Army Knife of the Philippines. As they have only one blade and are up to a meter long that may sound like a strange comparison. However as they are used to open cans, cut grass, chop down trees, kill people, garden, and a thousand other uses it seems to me to be an appropriate comparison. Everybody has one and everybody uses them. Or at least they used to.
This morning the three students we have working for us this summer had to borrow my bolo. This may be a first in the history of the Philippines. A Pinoy showing up for work and having to borrow a foreigners bolo!
The Pan culture has rooted well in the Philippines.
The Old Man