machete, bolo knife
Use a machete.
Initak ko siya.
I used a machete on him/her.
attack something with a machete
Use a machete on it.
Almost every Filipino household, especially in the countryside, has an itak. This large, heavy knife/sword is not only used for protection, but also to hack at coconuts to break them open, at large plants and trees, at blocks of wood…
Kung sino pa ang anluwage, ay siyang walang itak.
It is the carpenter who has no machete.
English equivalent: The cobbler’s wife is ill-shod.
(It’s ironic that the wife of the shoemaker has bad shoes.)