The Parang A tried and tested classic in the world of jungle/ bush living and travel modeled after the Iban/ Chandong parang`s. Now carried by many in the world of bushcraft, being popularised by Mr Ray Mears, and subsequently finding out just how useful this tool can be in the right hands and situation.
This tool makes light work of clearing undergrowth, collecting materials for thatching and other shelters, bedding and the producing fire, even digging a cat scrape. I make this Parang for the southern hemisphere and as such suggest 3mm stock for its superior slicing ability, light weight yet retaining more than enough strength for any normal task. The first 2 inches are ground with a flat Scandi bevel for fine carving and feather sticking etc. and the remaining edge is slightly convexed to increase strength for chopping duties. Heavier stock of either 4mm or 5 mm is available, but the added weight is really only of use where you would be intending to be cutting hardwoods on a regular basis, (better with an axe but we all like to play) or if you feel you need a real hard use tool for clearing/ splitting/ digging etc. Horses for courses.
Blade length 250mm handle 150mm. Please note measurements are approximate, and adjustable, as all work is carried out by hand and eye