The parang Bulan is the latest addition to My Parang line and it's absolutely gorgeous.
Bulan means Moon in the Malay language and you can see a slight resemblance of a half or crescent moon shape on the Parang Bulan. The wide belly gives this parang a very wide and effective chopping area.
Among the other two recently released models, this parang is much heavier. It excels at larger tree limbs or trunks. it might be slightly on the heavy side for general use and leans more towards chopping work.
A prominent belly also makes sharpening the blade easy. Easy of sharpening and edge retention is a legendary characteristic of the Bidor made blades.
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.