Chi Am Mao: Last I heard, Gerber have issued product recall because a certain model of
parang's handle breaks..................can be life threatening. Avoid
those pretty but dangerous items.
I particularly like the part @ 4:34 where it says "High Factory quality"
while showing several nicks by the tip of the blade.............
Linda Harris: He should camo paint the knife.
stephen nelson: please someone respond and tell me what the appeal of a parang is. i havent
owned one and to me they dont look like anything special. but i may be
wrong so i was just wondering how the blade shape and all preforms compared
to a normal bolo or latin machete.
Frank Martin: Bear Grylls parang is based on the duku (duku is parang in Iban language)
chandong (one foot long straight chopper of the Iban community in Sarawak,
Borneo (Malaysia). The three parangs you showed here are of the same thing.
ljcsov: Are these the 12" parangs? I can't decide between the 10" and the 12".
Remingius Rentis Remingius: The ability of parang more comfortable for bushcraft, like us Iban people
of Sarawak ever the Ranger Army of Malaysia most of them bring alone with
them the Parang,.. since years we used to bring alone every time went we
out to the jungle...
Stoney Lonsome: The truth is that parangs were made for heavy chopping as well, you just
have to buy the thicker ones. Mine is made by Condor and is 3/16 of an inch
thick 1075 high carbon steel, 12" blade, convex grind flattened on the end
for carving, walnut handle that swells drastically at the end for good grip
when chopping, full tang construction, and a nice leather sheath. Runs
about 40-60 bucks american, Well worth it too, best all around knife i've
ever had for bushcraft, jungle trekking, etc.
true7005: I bought the chandong from outdoor dynamics and the blade chipped a big
chunk under regular use and force on a 3inch osage branch. extremely
unhappy with that company. so no don't check out outdoor dynamics unless
you want something that will break. I've been looking for months for a
parang maker to no avail. I wont buy from condor or cold steel because they
have mediocre steel quality
Steve Brettell: The Condor parang is much heavier than the Maylaysian parang. I find the
lighter knife easier to use, and better for long use. I have both the
Condor and Bidor parang, and love the rather crappy Maylay version my
favorite large knife, for just about any application, from chopping, to
fine carving, to food prep.
jake hemrick: how much did the ray mears sytle cost
sweetcostarica: Thanks Alantris! I never knew I was mispronouncing Parang. I hope one soon
to visit Malaysia (& other Asian countries) to learn the proper
intonations/pronunciations. Forgive my American (heavy with local dialect)
accent on these unique to me words. I'm slightly embarrassed I don't know
how to say some words even in English. I want to be more fluent. Anytime I
make mistakes in my videos please help me again. Your positive words
encourage. Thanks again. Oh, and please, please post a Parang video.
sweetcostarica: Oh yeah.
sweetcostarica: I bought mine from Outdoor Dynamics in malaysia for 45.00 MYR ($14.50 USD)
plus shipping. Shipping to the USA from Malaysia cost about $30 to $40 USD.
So total cost was about $50 USD. Machete Specialist has them too for $44.95
USD plus shipping. Which is about the same fee when all is said and done.
cagammon: Baaaa gryssss!
sweetcostarica: Thanks for the support Christoper. I did finish the physical test of these
Parangs. Type: The Parang - Field Test in the YouTube search box.
sweetcostarica: You are right we all must be careful in honoring the Nepali Gurkha. The
Kukri is their national symbol that should not be defamed. I took a second
look at my side comments of the Kukri and you are right it sounded as if I
was saying the Kkukuri itself was from India. This is a wrong impression
that I have corrected with a clarification note in video. heysaoj could you
share some of your research with me? I want to learn more about the Kukri.
Please add your info in the comments here. Thanks.
max465t: hey, how long did it take for the Malaysian parangs to get there? i really
want to get one, but im worried that the shipping costs would be very high
sweetcostarica: Thanks 43Whisky. My favorite big knife is the Kukri; although I disliked
that knife most of my life because I didn't believe the stories about it's
super chopping abilities. The Parang is a close second to it. Almost bought
a Sepuh Crafts Parang but was outbid on eBay.
Croaking Toad: Alaska! I grew up in Hoonah. :)
sweetcostarica: Finish it type: The Parang - Field Test in the YouTube search box.
sweetcostarica: The Law on carrying a large knife (Parang, Kukri, Machete, etc.) are
dependent on which state you live in. In Alaska (my home at this time) it's
legal to open carry but you can not conceal knives. In your home you can
have any type, length, color, and so on. Whatever knife you want you can
have in your home. Your home is your castle.
Chan Ba: Please, do more research before you speak for the legendary kukri. This
legendary weapon represents Gurkha. And for your kind information it is
made in NEPAL not india and kukrihouse is a Nepal based company. Thank you
sweetcostarica: Truth is to the beholder. Experience shows that an Axe is best for heavy
chopping. You see this common sense approach to wood working everywhere
including Southeast Asia. If a person like to uses a Condor Parang or other
tool that is good. They are heavier than normal Parangs and if you
research Junglecrafty you will even find more interesting traditional
Parang dimensions that are around one (1) lb or less. Stoney Lonsome your
heavy western style Parang drops it out of the all round category.
sweetcostarica: That's not a bad idea I know a friend at work who has one of the Condor
Parangs. I'll ask his if I could try it.
sweetcostarica: It's about 57 on the Rockwell scale but not sure. These Parangs from
Malaysia are handmade so each one's hardness can be different unlike
factory made consistent heat treating methods like the Bear Grylls Survival
Parang. In the bush and in olden day native peoples of the World liked
softer steel because of ease of sharpening, no diamond stones then just
rocks. Today it's not an issue. In a couple of months I am going to do a
field test of these Parangs so we'll see how they hold up.Stay tuned.
Outdoordynamics Malaysia: Hi True7005 , Nadir here. drop me an email about the chipped parang and
I'll see what I can do.
sweetcostarica: Hoonah has a large Tlingit community. It's a very nice place. You should
move back if you can secure a job.
sweetcostarica: You have good timing powerhousephg. I just subscribed to VietNormbo to
learn more about modern axes and hatchets. I used them in the Boy Scouts
but never warmed up to them because I had no real idea how to use and
maintain them (wasn't the smartest scout). Anyway the Kukri's defiantly
good for medium duty applications so I will probably add an axe for winter
camping where fire is so important. I'm looking at the Fiskars X15 small
chopping axe because it is a good value and it is very tough.
sweetcostarica: Yes, Outdoor Dynamics is a really good company. The only problem is the
shipping costs for people who live outside of Malaysia. I believe shipping
and Handling to the USA is about 30 USD. Wow! okieheadhunter also check out
the brand new 2012 "CONDOR TOOL & KNIFE VILLAGE PARANG MACHETE CLASSIC
CARBON STEEL." It looks pretty good.
ljcsov: Thanks! I am going with the 12 inch version then.
vorapong pomsuk: BG material is good but handle should be something away from plastic.it
Cjpmatt: Hello. Is your parang a soft steel almost a little flexible I received the
ray mears parang from outdoor dynamics and love it the steel in mine is
soft and easy to sharpen I am wondering if yours is the same
sweetcostarica: I ordered two together in October and it took eleven (11) days to arrive
from PayPal payment to door. They are priced very low but shipping cost are
high somewhere between 30 to 40 USD.
sweetcostarica: I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without
basis in fact and was in no way fair comment and was motivated purely by
malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused
you or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander
at any time in the future. Thank you very much for your kind correction
CUMITA-4WD: THE PARANG ARE REALLY NICE I'M FROM CENTRAL AMERICA AND MOST PEOPLE USED
THE PARANG IN THE JUNGLE BUT MY QUESTION IS HERE IN THE US IS LEGAL TO HAVE
MORE THAT ONE AT HOME ? LET ME KNOW THANKS
Alantris: I don't have a video on parang, but here is one you can have a look at:
/watch?v=w-y9IGKMd34 Since in the old days, parang is commonly available,
they are also used as weapons and integrated into Silat, the native martial
arts. The move using parang is usually in wide and simple chopping /
slashing attacks and parrying, this is due to the design of the parang
(thick and heavy) though in a proper "duel" a keris is used instead of
Saba Chen: man... u r soooo goood... your vids amaze me for some reason im happy to
know that u from alaska
okieheadhunter: i have one of the ray mears type. i love it very worth the money. contact
outdoor dyanmitics.they are very good people to deal with
sweetcostarica: That's not good. You should write/call/Skipe Outdoor Dynamics for a
replacement. Chipping, breaking, too soft/too hard metal happens every once
in a while to handmade products everywhere. You should give Outdoor
Dynamics and Bidor another chance because what happened to you is rare with
their big blades, very rare.
Steve Brettell: Carry laws vary, but parangs are a type of machete, and are often, as is
the case for any machete, classed as an agricultural tool, with more
liberal laws applying.
Chris Steer: But he meant that the one in his hand was made in India, which it was I
believe, it looks like the Windlass Cutlery Kukri......
true7005: I will be sending an email with attached photos of the damage.
sweetcostarica: You are fine onetaothree, everyone has an opinion. I love my Condor
Bushlores. I have five (5) of them. If you like and think Condor Parang is
the Cat's meow, no problem. Thanks for your comment.
sweetcostarica: That's true the BG Gerber Parang does not have the best handle. It's grip
it secure but because of this it is harder to use the common two figure
grip that should be used with working with a Parang.
T Dee: best of the best......:)
sweetcostarica: Yes, the Outdoor Dynamic's Parangs are the 12 inch version in this video
(see 1:58 min). I can only speak for my self here but there is a blade
length that really isn't good for much. That is the roughly 7 to 9 inch
blade. Because your Mora or 4" bushcrafting knife covers the small stuff
and your 12 to 13 inch large knife handles everything else (Parang, Kukri,
Golok, Machete,etc.). So I don't bother with the lighter 10 inch Parangs.
Again just my opinion. Good luck.
sweetcostarica: As a hiker I like lighter gear also. Check out Jungle Crafty latest YouTube
video about he transition to light Parangs from the longer and heavier
ones. The video is titled, "The best parang ... ever?".
sweetcostarica: Neat information Alantris. I'll check the links on the Parang. Thanks again.
Alantris: Owh, and you might want to add keris into ur collection, a keris is not
just a weapon, it symbolizes the owner as well. Not many "empu" left
nowaday, pretty soon there will be no more keris maker. You can buy one,
but having one custom made for you according to ur birth date and body
measurement is the best to do.
sweetcostarica: I live in Alaska. It is probably the most liberal (good way) state in
regards to knife and gun laws. Up here, just outside Anchorage you can
carry anything you like exposed or CCW. It doesn't matter in a state full
of hunters. By the way there's no gun registration and you do not need a
CCW license to carry. Police just assume everyone's carrying and just make
sure your gun is yours and not stolen. That's it. My advice move to Alaska.
You'll like the people if not the weather.