The 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