Very often, people refering to the Parang as a “Parang Machete”, so here is our version of the famous Latin American chopper!
One glance and you will know that this model is modeled after the machete. However, machetes are normally made of thin steel and they are usually long. For this parang machete, we made the blade 12 inches, and of course with thicker steel and with a distal taper. The result is a very light chopper which is very quick in the hand, but chops very well. If you are looking for something light like a chopper which you can use all day long, this one is an excellent contender.
The flat edge makes it very easy to sharpen , and sharpening a Bidor made parang is always a pleasure.
The blade which is made of 5160 high carbon steel it is sourced from Bidor, Perak, a world-renowned forge for their differentially hardened 5160 carbon steel blades. They are hand forged and tapering nicely from the bolster to the tip for better balance. Because of their making process, each one is unique with their lovely characteristic forging marks left to prove it.
The handles are made of Eco – wood sourced from Croatia. They are made of farmed Beech wood which is a renewable resource. The handle shape is formed on a simple and traditional design. It has been proven to be very comfortable in hand and will not give you any blisters despite chopping away for hours. The handles are secured with industrial grade epoxy on the blade and pinned with a brass pin under the copper bolster for extra safety.
As a traditional made parang, every blade from My Parang line, has rat tail construction.
All the models are supplied with a nice and very functional nylon sheath.
My Parang line, represented in Scandinavia from T.B.S.K.&L. Of Sweden.