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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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Johor Craft Festival 2016

jaguh-tempaWe are back at the Festival Kraf Johor 2016 ( Johor Craft Festival 2016 )  It is currently happening now ( 15th Dec – 25th Dec 2016 ) . So if you are nearby, please drop by our booth in the main tent ( its about 150meters long , you can’t miss it ) booth no LTS4 which is right at the end of the tent. There are another 6 parang makers , so yes, there is a lot of choice.

Besides Parangs, the usual handcraft galore is also available – wood furniture , basketry, woven mats and food covers, batik products, pottery and many more.

There is only one giant tent, which is about 150 meters long. All the exhibitors are placed under this tent , while the live demonstrations like batik and blacksmith challenge is held outside. Below are some pictures of the booths at the Johor Craft Festival 2016 .Please excuse the pictures, my camera does not work well indoor.

Some of the booths


Besides just selling, there are also some live demonstrations of crafts like wood carving and batik printing.

Brass batik stamp made by an Adiguru

Whenever you see the title ” Adiguru” that means that the person is a certified master craftsman / woman. This title is given by the Craft Development Corporation of Malaysia and there can be only one Adiguru in each craft category , ie Adiguru batik , Adiguru Ukiran Kayu ( wood carver ) etc. These Adiguru are the most highly skilled and experienced craftsmen in Malaysia. It is a very big honor to be granted the Adiguru title . To qualify as an Adiguru, besides being an expert in craft , they must also have a big impact on the society as well, like they train new students, participate in competitions and put effort to educate and elevate the craft. The picture of the batik stamp above was made by an Adiguru and you can see how fine and detailed his work is.  The stamp is currently owned by the Craft Development Corporation Museum.

Parts of a batik and the types of motifs usually found on them
Live batik printing demo
Live demo on how the batik stamp is made and soldered together
Very painstaking work , you probably end up cross-eyed after 20 years ! Good to see the young generation picking these kind of skills


Today ( 17 Dec ) , there will also be a live blacksmithing  competition. This is the first time such a competition is done . The competitors are required to forge their own blades using the material and equipment provided . Once it is complete, they will test their blades in a small circuit which consists of cutting rope, bamboo and 3×3 pine wood. The prizes are very generous. I will post more pictures of the competition as it goes along.

Below are some pictures of the setup.

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Will update this page as the days go by. Keep tuned !

Update 22 Dec 2016

Today is the finals of the blacksmithing challenge and 3 guys are battling it out right this moment. Below are some of the competitors during the preliminary rounds.

Here are some pictures of the preliminary rounds.

The three competitors of the first day
Setting up the forge
Besides forging, a lot of grinding with various grinders was also needed
Some teamwork even during the competition keeps everyone happy and cheerful
A useful bench
Second day competitors
Cutting the steel takes two
Quenching the red hot steel in water to harden it
Fourth day competitors
Zuriadi from Pekan darat, Penang
Wan from Pekan Darat, Penang
The fourth day competitors with the judges


The results of the preliminary rounds.
A short briefing for those in the finals
And it’s on!
The medium used to harden the blades. Water, Oil and Sand

That’s all for this short update, will try and squeeze one more  update before the end of the Johor Craft Festival 2016

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