Buy Malaysian Parang

Buy Malaysian parang.

Most local people in Malaysia will know roughly where to get parangs. At the moment, we do not have any dedicated knife or gun shops like those in western countries. Back when I used to follow my father overseas, I remember going into specialist shops selling knives, scissors and guns. It was like a candy store and I remember that I was particularly interested in a small gun capable of shooting small pallets. As you might have expected, my dad did not buy it for me for obvious reasons.

Buying parangs in Malaysia is not such a difficult task, especially if you are in the kampungs or villages. If you are right smack in the middle of big cities, then yes, you may have to go to Ace hardware or similar to look for parangs. Generally parangs can be found in sundry shops , hardware shops ( selling construction material ) as well as some specialty parang shops ( very seldom ) as the below pictures .

malaysian made parang for sale parang and golok for saleThe following pictures shows some parang , knives and agricultural tools which I saw in some specialty shops . These shops are more or less near each other and you can’t find them elsewhere in Malaysia. I’ve never seen so many parangs in one place ever. They come in all shapes and sizes, from small game cleaning knives to meat cleavers to fancy swords. One thing to note is that they are all made in Malaysia.

The Royal Malaysian Customs requires a special permit to import knives which have a blade more than 6 inches  and weapons like katanas , daggers ( including the keris ) , automatic knives, knuckle dusters are all illegal and are prohibited for import.

parang and golok specialist parang and golok sold parang and golok shop parang and golok shop in malaysia parang shop malaysia 1 parang shop malaysia 2As you can see from the pictures above, the array and choice can be mind boggling. There are cheap ones as well as better made ones like those below , with the wooden sheaths and handles. The cheaper ones are usually used for rough work such as clearing brush and weeds, while the better parangs are kept for more specific task like slaughtering and game cleaning. In east Malaysia for example there are parang competitions where craftsmen will show off their beautifully carved parangs sheaths .I have yet to see them personally , but will do when I get wind of the next competition.

traditional golok shop malaysiawooden parang malaysiaKeep your eyes open, as will soon be producing their own range of parangs. Keep visiting this blog to find out where to buy Malaysian parang

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13 thoughts on “Buy Malaysian Parang”

  1. Hi,
    I just discovered this site after reading junglecrafty.
    That is an amazing parang specialty shop. I didn’t realise there was one. Where can we find it – in KL? What is the address?
    I have looked at the parangs in the hardware shops and elsewhere in the cities and the variety is limited and to be honest, not very convincing looking. But those in that shop are amazing.
    Can’t wait to see when you have set up shop.

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks for dropping by. Paul runs an awesome site and I frequent it as well.

      The shops I featured are located by the Kuala Kangsar river , in Kuala Kangsar Town in Perak. I beleive it is about 2.5 hours drive from KL. There are a few shops there who stock up on parangs and other agricultural tools, but most of them are the same , just different makers. Most are those rough parangs for general use, but there are some with better workmanship and with wooden handles and sheaths. You will need to bargain abit , as the prices are tourist prices. You will need to look hard for a well made parang .

      The shop is coming along well, some test parangs have been made and we should have some ready by early next month. Do check the updates soon!

  2. apakah anda punya parang cap buaya (england) atau Golok Martindale Ujung Rata Model 1779 ??? terima kasih

  3. I live in the united States… I been looking for a 14″ Malaysian parang… seems lots blogs and shops there but hard find a company to actually order from. it’s a shame because the ones offered saying they are from Malaysia are actually more from el Salvador. do you know a actual place that I could actually buy one from there?

    1. Hi Dave,

      In Malaysia, 14″ inch parangs are more for clearing weeds and are usually much thinner and flexible. They are not the best for chopping.
      Outdoor Dynamics based in Malaysia does have a 14″ Parang Bentong – you can try and contact them. The Parang Bentong 14″ is suitable for chopping.

  4. Hi, I am from KL. I would like to go kuala Kangsar to buy parang. Can I have the address of the shop? Thank you!

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