MY Parang – Parang Tangkin

MY Parang is proud to present to you a new model – The  MY Parang – Parang Tangkin. We released this model mid September 2015 and they are now out on sale . We will have a closer look at this new Parang Tangkin in this post.

Parang Tangkin by MY Parang
Parang Tangkin by MY Parang

First thing you will notice is how the blade is angled upwards. Some people may find this quite awkward, but in fact it is very ergonomic . It works especially well when you are positioned low on the ground. Using the parang tangkin in this position enables the blade to hit parallel to the ground  , keeping your knuckles safe. This will enable the user to fully use the entire blade or the sweet spot for chopping. Compared to other parangs, you might hit the tip into the ground when cutting from a low position.

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Note how the blade lies flat on the ground and the handle is away from the ground

When cutting from a standing or higher position , with the cut at chest or upper waist level, the parang tangkin delivers a slicing cut which is very effective . Try this and you will notice how effective it is.

A slicing cut when used upright
A slicing cut when used upright

Here are some stats for those who like numbers:

– Blade length – 30.5 cm / 12.0 in
– Handle length – 17 cm / 6.7 in
– Overall length – 47 cm / 18.5 in
– Widest blade – 4.7 cm / 1.85 in
– Weight – 400 grams / 14.1 oz
– Gross weight ( with sheath and box )  – 690 gram / 24.5 oz

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All the other goodies like the Nylon sheath, squared spine, stick tang, distal taper, 5160 high carbon steel , zone hardened ,  wooden handle with pin are on this parang as well. Not to forget, hand – made.

We are also in the process of making a video on the parang tangkin, and we will update the video page once it is done and uploaded.

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3 thoughts on “MY Parang – Parang Tangkin”

    1. hi,
      Thank you for dropping by. The Parang Tangkin retails for rm 245.00 ( excluding intl shipping ) here in Malaysia, but elsewhere expect to pay a bit more to buy local. you can google search for a dealer nearest to you or check out the “where to buy” page for some of the dealers in different countries.

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