Ginunting or Pisao in similar name for working machete in indonesia that sometime come into various types. Period : Post 1900, Katipunan Era . It is commonly seen in Negros, Bicol region, and some parts of Luzon where most of agricultural products are into sugar cane. The blade curves downwards and edge sometimes concave or with slight belly with a tip much like the scissors’. its blade design purposes is used for cut and pecking sugar canes. Typically as a farm implement bladed tool use for sugar canes, and then found its usage for tactical.
As weapon, it is part of the Philippine Marines’ arsenal, useful in clearing vegetation when cruising the jungles, dressing hunt, preparing firewood, and for self defense. It serves well in close quarter encounters.