This badi is commonly used by women of the Bagobo or Tboli group from Southern Mindanao. In the past, the curved blade was made of brass but is now made of iron. The end is mostly flat save for a piercing tip at the middle, likely only decorative. Its hilt seems to be made of brass wires with sheets at both ends. The badi is commonly used for splitting betel nuts, tubers, and root crops, as well as splitting rattan when preparing for weaving textiles or baskets. This craftsmanship is commonly done by women, making this knife indispensable for their tasks.
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