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MY Parang – Golok 120

MY Parang Golok 120

MY Parang Golok 120

Another smaller version of the 125 / 135 , this MY Parang Golok 120 is slightly shorter and lighter than the MY Parang Golok 115 . Weighing only at 320 grams / 11.3 oz, it is so far the lightest in our stable of parangs .

Light does not mean ineffective , in fact , a lighter tool does not tire you as much as a heavy tool . You can chop with it  or carry it in your backpack all day long  and you will not even even feel tired. We would call it a large – robust knife. Not meant for heavy chopping but worth its weight in the jungles.

The slim and long blade also makes it a suitable blade for cleaning game, especially with the belly and pointed tip.  The thinner steel and steeper grind also performs better when cutting and slicing.

It is also adapted to suit those who are in search of a lighter Parang for:

  • Backpacking and hiking
  • General trail maintenance
  • Ladies or those who prefer something smaller and lighter
  • Skinning game

Matched with a slim sheath, the total weight is a miserable 480 grams / 17 oz .

While the Golok 115 may be slightly shorter and heavier, we are very confident that this MY Parang Golok 120 of ours will fare equally well. Always choose the best tool to suit your job.

Specifications for the MY Parang golok 120 are as below:

  • Blade length : 27.5 cm / 11  in
  • Handle length: 17 cm / 6.7 in
  • Overall length: 44.5 cm / 17.7 in
  • Widest blade: 4.0 cm / 1.7 in
  • Weight ( blade and handle ) : 390 grams / 11.3 oz
  • Sheath length: 34.5  cm / 13.5 in
    Width: 6.5 cm / 2.5 in
    Weight: 150 grams / 5.3 oz
  • Gross weight : 480  grams / 17 oz
Top- Golok 120
Second – Golok 115
Third – Golok 125
Bottom – Golok 135

They will be out for sale very soon. Click here to see where they are sold 

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MY Parang – Golok 115

MY Parang  Golok 115

MY Parang golok 115
MY Parang Golok 115

This Golok – shaped parang is a lightweight version of our previous models, the Golok 125 and Golok 135. We introduced this model to cater for people who need a lighter tool which can be useful for these reasons:

1) Trail clearing
2) Backpacking
3) Ladies
4) Slaughtering and skinning game.

Its slim and long profile is matched with a slimmer Nylon sheath and paired up, they offer a lightweight package at 390 grams / 19.0 oz . Light does not mean flimsy, the MY Parang Golok 115 can perform all light to medium tasks well. Blade length is 30 cm / 11.8 in and is sufficient for most tasks.

The large belly and tip of the blade which is typical of Goloks ; is a very useful feature for those who use it for cleaning game. Blade width is noticeably thinner including the grind, so it does cut very well.

We foresee this MY Parang Golok 115 to be very popular among Backpackers and those who like to carry a large blade without it being too heavy .

Specifications for the MY Parang golok 115 are as below:

  • Blade length : 30 cm / 11.8 in
  • Handle length: 17 cm / 6.7 in
  • Overall length: 47 cm / 18.5 in
  • Widest blade: 4.4 cm / 1.7 in
  • Weight ( blade and handle ) : 390 grams / 13.8 oz
  • Sheath length: 34.5 cm / 13.5 in
    Width: 6.5 cm / 2.5 in
    Weight: 150 grams / 5.3 oz
  • Gross weight : 540 grams / 19.0 oz
Top- Golok 120
Second – Golok 115
Third – Golok 125
Bottom – Golok 135

They will be out for sale very soon. Click here to see where they are sold 

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National Craft Day 2016

This year we were able to participate in the annual National Craft Day  held by the Malaysian Craft Development Corporation. It is an annual event held right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur for a duration of two weeks. This Craft day is the biggest craft gathering or fair in Malaysia  and is always a huge success.

MY Parang first attended last year’s craft fair ( 2015 ) and we made sure we attended this years event too. It is a fantastic opportunity to see all the crafts concentrated in one area . Not to forget, the craftsmen and women get to meet , discuss and exchange ideas. An event not only for buyers, but for the craft community as well. This year there were less exhibitors and we were able to get a spot in the main tent with all the other Parang , keris  and other knife makers. Last year a few of us had to be placed in a separate tent due to the lack of space.

Besides sales, there was also live demonstrations of parang making, mat weaving , cooking , brass pots casting , live performances and we even had a visit from the Malaysian Queen as well.

Below are pictures from the event.

Our humble table during the 2016 HKK
Our humble table during the 2016 HKK

Our simple table for this year’s National Craft Day. We also had a screen showing all the youtube videos and reviews . We had some people stand for hours looking at the videos and many were amazed that our parangs have reached many parts of the world!

Knife collectors and makers discussing
Knife collectors and makers discussing
The assortment of finely made skinning blades made by Malaysia's top makers
The assortment of finely made skinning blades made by Malaysia’s top makers
Two of Malaysia's most wought after skinning blades. on the left is by Pok Ya, and on the right is by Pok Jak
Two of Malaysia’s most sought after skinning blades. on the left is by Pok Ya, and on the right is by Pok Jak
through hole
Through hole
a completed skinning knife
A completed skinning knife

Besided selling MY Parang, we also had some exquisitely made skinning knives for sale. These blades can fetch up to rm 600.00 ( about USD 150.00 ) for a 6 incher.

Our neighbors with some local artists
Our neighbors with some local artists
Pak Tam from Parang Tamman
Pak Tam from Parang Tamman
A traditional set of carving tools
A traditional set of carving tools

Next to us was Pak Tam from Negeri Sembilan . He kept himself busy carving when the is time ( picture above ) . Below are more pictures of the tents and some of our neighbors during the national craft day. These are not all, but just a few. All in, there were about 30 parang makers who joined the National Craft Day .

The rattan and bamboo craft tent
The rattan and bamboo craft tent
exotic wood sold too
exotic wood sold too
Pak Omar from JBR valley
Pak Omar from JBR valley
The tent we were in
The tent we were in
Our neighbour from Kota Belud, Sabah
Our neighbour from Kota Belud, Sabah
Another neighbor from Sabah
Another neighbor from Sabah

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don't be fooled
don’t be fooled
The smaller they are, the harder it is to make
The smaller they are, the harder it is to make
An exquisitely carved handle made of buffalo horn
An exquisitely carved handle made of buffalo horn

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And here are some pictures of the demonstration area . Here the blacksmiths make parang live in front of customers. Many people come to bring their blades to have them handled and sheaths made. Some even have a go at hammering the red hot steel.

The parang demo area
The parang demo area
Live demo on parang making
Live demo on parang making
Blacksmiths forging a long parang
Blacksmiths forging a long parang

This year we had a surprise visit from Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia. We were caught off guard actually as no one expected her to drop by and visit. The best part of it, she purchased a 12″ MY Parang Duku Chandong from us!

We had a great but hectic time at the National Craft Day this year, but it was very well worth it. Hopefully the Craft Development Corporation will continue to support the craft industry by holding more of these kind of events. MY Parang would also like to say thank you to the Craft Development Corporation of Malaysia for this very well organized and established event and hope to participate again in the following years.

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MY Parang review and feedback

Since starting making MY Parang in 2014 , we have received some very encouraging reviews and feedback. The ones we are able to gather are either from YouTube or from our re-seller’s websites. Some of the video reviews can be seen at this page .We have also put the videos of reviews and feedback on our YouTube channel . Drop by and don’t forget to subscribe our YouTube channel for the latest videos on reviews and feedback. We have some exciting videos coming soon !

We have also received many favorable reviews and feedback on our website and also on our re seller’s websites. Below are some of the screen shots we managed to get.

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We believe that this not all , but there are others out there that we may have missed. If you come across any reviews or feedback, please let us know. We will have it put up here.

Also if you own a MY Parang product and have any feedback, good or constructive, please let us know. We are very eager to hear feedback .We are also on the search for people who might be interested to do video reviews of our products.

Drop us a message below at the comment section below, or send us an email at boss@myparang.com

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MY Parang – Parang Bulan

Besides the MY Parang – Parang Tangkin and the MY Parang – Parang Machete we also recently added a third model – the Parang Bulan

MY Parang - Parang Bulan
MY Parang – Parang Bulan

Bulan means Moon in the Malay language and you can see a slight resemblance of a half or crescent moon shape on the Parang Bulan. The wide belly gives this parang a very wide and effective chopping area. Among the other two recently released models, this parang is much heavier. It excels at larger tree limbs or trunks. it might be slightly on the heavy side for general use and leans more towards chopping work. To chop all day long you would need ripped forearms, but if you don’t have them, they perfect for short hard work.

A prominent belly also makes sharpening the blade easy. Easy of sharpening and edge retention is a legendary characteristic of the Bidor made blades. They Parang Bulan  are also sold with the nylon sheath.

Here are some stats for those who like numbers:

– Blade length – 30.5 cm / 12 in
– Handle length – 17 cm / 6.7 in
– Overall length – 47.5 cm /  in
– Widest blade – 5.5 cm / 2.0 in
– Weight – 610 grams / 21.5 oz
– Gross weight ( with sheath and box )  – 900 gram / 31.7 oz

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