While the Chandong is common in East Malaysia, the Golok is more often seen in West Malaysia. The functionality of this tool ranges from skinning animals and cutting weeds to opening coconuts. Its blade shape favors more intricate cutting rather than chopping and slicing. The attractive wood handle is durable and remains grippy regardless of the conditions. The carbon steel used is ideal for tools of this nature because of its natural hardness. It handles rugged use well and has exceptional hardness.