Place of originPhilippines
Service history
Used byFilipino (Tarlac, Pangasinan and La Union)
Length25 in (64 cm)[1]

Blade typeSingle edge
Hilt typewood

Bicuco (also spelled, Bikuko) is a traditional Filipino ethnic weapon in the province of Tarlac, Pangasinan and La Union.[1] It has a sharp edge blade made of high carbon steel with the edge and its long false edge sharpened with a polished wood grip. It is a long knife intended as working knife used primarily for slaughtering livestock animals and preparing meat.[2] As a weapon, this long knife doubles as a self defense knife that can cut a body quite handily.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Filipino Bicuco". Kult of Athena. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Traditional Filipino Weapons". Retrieved 4 October 2021.