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MY Parang – Parang Rintis 12″

The MY Parang – Parang Rintis

Parang Rintis
Parang Rintis

Slim, thin and with a gentled – curved – sickle – like blade, the Parang Rintis is an excellent tool for clearing shrubs , weeds and tall grass. It was designed to be light and easy to maneuver while able to have some reach. It’s inward – curved  edge makes cutting thin and stringy plants and vines a breeze . If any of you have tried cutting rattan leaves and the resam fern,  you know what I mean.

It is also suitable for small brances, up to thumb size. You can cut bigger diameters, but it will require more strokes to cut as this parang is slightly on the light side.

Rintis means Pioneering and is suitably named as we see this parang being popular with mountain climbers, hikers and those who venture deep into the jungle to fish. Paired with our slim sheath ,Light weight, 12 inches long and great slashing abilities are all it’s forte .

Specifications for the MY Parang – Parang Rintis 12″ are as follows:

  • Blade length : 30 cm / 12  in
  • Handle length: 17 cm / 6.7 in
  • Overall length: 47 cm / 18.7 in
  • Widest blade: 3.7 cm / 1.5 in
  • Weight ( blade and handle ) : 360 grams / 12.7 oz
  • Sheath length: 34.5  cm / 13.5 in
  • Width: 6.5 cm / 2.5  in
  • Weight: 150 grams / 5.3 oz
  • Gross weight : 510  grams / 16.0 oz

Release for sale in Malaysia on the 17th October 2019 . It might take a few months to reach international dealers. Click here to see where they are sold 

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MY Parang – Golok Perak

The MY Parang – Golok Perak

my parang golok perak
my parang golok perak

The Golok Perak is another traditional Malaysian design that has withstood centuries. Perak is one of the States in Malaysia and it is beleived this design originated from that state. This blade shape is also known as Golok Daun Buluh ( bamboo leaf golok ) as the shape of the Golok is heavily influenced by the bamboo leaf. Have a look below and note the similarities.

bamboo leaf
bamboo leaf

The Golok Perak is a common type of Golok and you can find different weights and lengths. Some are made into small knives for kitchen use , some slightly bigger ones for cleaning game and the biggest are for jungle use. It was a common sight to see a golok or pisau daun buluh in the kitchen before the introduction of stainless steel knives.

One example of a small golok daun buluh is in this article and this written some time ago

This Golok Perak which we make is a heavier version, suitable for chopping wood and bamboo. It has a nice weight to it and cuts through hard wood effortlessly. It has a sleek and simple design that we just love.

Specifications for the MY Parang – Golok Perak 12″ are as follows:

  • Blade length : 30 cm / 12  in
  • Handle length: 17 cm / 6.7 in
  • Overall length: 47 cm / 18.7 in
  • Widest blade: 4.5 cm / 1.75 in
  • Weight ( blade and handle ) : 410 grams / 14.5 oz
  • Sheath length: 34.5  cm / 13.5 in
  • Width: 33.5 cm / 13.5 in
  • Weight: 160 grams / 5.6 oz
  • Gross weight : 570  grams / 20.1 oz

Release for sale in Malaysia on the 17th October 2019 . It might take a few months to reach international dealers. Click here to see where they are sold 

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MY Parang – Parang Bentong

The MY Parang – Parang Bentong

MY Parang Bentong 12"
MY Parang Bentong 12″
MY Parang Bentong 10"
MY Parang Bentong 10″

This model is a favorite among Malaysia’s orang Asal ( Indigenous people ) . They usually do not use any other type or shape of parangs. One of the reasons is because of the square tip . This tip is extremely strong and robust, perfectly suited for their use. The Orang Asal use alot of bamboo in their daily lives, therefore whatever cutting tool they use must have top notch performance on bamboo. The flat tip is particularly useful in tight and cramped spaces , like in a bamboo patch.

The square tip also makes this Parang suitable for making bamboo mats , where the bamboo is chopped lengthwise and flattened . The Parang Bentong is also sometimes called Parang Atap.

Here is a good video, although he is using a slightly different parang

We make the Parang Bentong is 2 sizes : – the 10″ and the 12″ A very straight-forward blade , simple , honest , time tested design.

Specifications for the MY Parang _ Parang Bentong 10″ are as follows:

  • Blade length : 25 cm / 10  in
  • Handle length: 17 cm / 6.7 in
  • Overall length: 42 cm / 16.7 in
  • Widest blade: 5 cm / 2 in
  • Weight ( blade and handle ) : 405 grams /  14.3 oz
  • Sheath length: 34.5  cm / 13.5 in
  • Width: 33.5 cm / 13.5 in
  • Weight: 160 grams / 5.6 oz
  • Gross weight :  555 grams / 19.6 oz

Specifications for the MY Parang – Parang Bentong 12″ are as follows:

  • Blade length : 30 cm / 12  in
  • Handle length: 17 cm / 6.7 in
  • Overall length: 47 cm / 18.7 in
  • Widest blade: 5 cm / 2 in
  • Weight ( blade and handle ) : 455 grams / 16 oz
  • Sheath length: 34.5  cm / 13.5 in
  • Width: 33.5 cm / 13.5 in
  • Weight: 160 grams / 5.6 oz
  • Gross weight : 615  grams / 21.6 oz

Release for sale in Malaysia on the 17th October 2019 . It might take a few months to reach international dealers. Click here to see where they are sold 

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MY Parang – Duku Chandong 8″

The MY Parang – Duku Chandong 8″

MY Parang Duku Chandong 8"
MY Parang Duku Chandong 8″

Released today, 17th October 2019. This mini but mighty parang has stirred quite some interest when we posted it on our social media way back in April this year. Back then, we just had some samples made out for testing and we were skeptical on how it would perform . An 8″ blade? Like seriously ??? What is it going to do? Would it be use-able?

Then we took it for a field test……..

And it was a GO ! It surprised us, and it will surprise you !

The MY Parang Duku Chandong 8″ was just phenomenal. We tried it on many different things , wood, bamboo, sticks, grass, branches and even in the kitchen. Cutting , chopping, prying , slicing.  What we found out was that The MY Parang Duku Chandong 8″ is definitely not a full sized parang capable of taking down barrel sized trees. Unless you intend to do so, this 8″ Duku Chandong actually excels at smaller tasks and is capable of more that you think.

On our field test, we tried it on beer-can sized trees and it was a pleasure to use. We used it to debark , and it was a pleasure to use. We used it to pry open Durians , and it worked flawlessly! It is also small enough to use in the kitchen , dressing chickens or cleaning game. Cuts through meat and chops through the toughest bone. By all means, this 8″ Chandong is now our favourite.

It’s short length and light weight makes it such a pleasure to carry everywhere. When you sit , it is short enough to not yank on your belt. It is light and compact enough for weight weenies and barely feels like its there.

We foresee that this model will be one of the best selling models. If you want something light and compact, this is the one.

So now we have 4 different types of Duku Chandongs – The 8″ , 10″ , 12″ and the 12″ Heavy

Specifications for the MY Duku Chandong 8″ are as follows:

  • Blade length : 20 cm / 8 in.
  • Handle length: 17 cm / 6.7 in
  • Overall length: 37 cm / 14.7 in
  • Widest blade: 5 cm / 1.9 in
  • Weight ( blade and handle ) : 335 g / 11.8 oz.
  • Sheath length: 23 cm / 9 in
  • Width: 8 cm / 3 in
  • Weight: 145 g / 5.1 oz
  • Gross weight : 480 g / 16.9 oz

Release for sale in Malaysia on the 17th October 2019 . It might take a few months to reach international dealers. Click here to see where they are sold 

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