Today, Cabatuan has maintained its high reputation and still produce the same popular items as in the past.
For the common bolo, two types can be availed of.
The first one is the so- called tangkap, the end of which is flat with no curve whatsoever. The tip point is cut straight in a somewhat diagonal manner. The tangkap type is primarily used for cutting and splitting of firewood.
The second type, measuring around 18 inches long including the handle, more or less of the same length as the tangkap is the so-called pikoy or bakuko. This is termed as such because of its curved tip-point which looks like the beak of the pikoy or parrot. This type is designed primarily for cutting and splitting of bamboos.
But, of course, like the tangkap, it is also being used for other purposes.
The special types of bolo manufactured in Cabatuan are the ginunting and the balintawak. Ginunting, like the balintawak, is not commonly made for it serves a more specialized function ...