The parang Tangkin is another success story in the traditional parang craftsmanship. Released on September 2015 from My Parang with its characteristic upwards pointing blade, it is one of my favorite models. Some people may find this quite awkward, but in fact it is very ergonomic . It works especially well when you are positioned low on the ground. Using the parang tangkin in this position enables the blade to hit parallel to the ground, keeping your knuckles safe. This will enable the user to fully use the entire blade or the sweet spot for chopping without risking to hit the tip into the ground when cutting from a low position.
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.