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MY Parang – Duku Chandong 8″

The MY Parang – Duku Chandong 8″

MY Parang Duku Chandong 8"
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 

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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.

my parang tangkin 3
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

my parang tangkin 5 my parang tangkin 1

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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First batch of Goloks from myparang

Here is a sneak preview of the first batch of Goloks from myparang.

myparang golok  00009Completed goloks waiting to dry on the hangar

We have finally started assembling the parangs after much delay. The delays are not much due to components or manpower, but mostly due to some fine tuning of the process. The colour for the parang handles needed to be consistent – so we had to make up some colour samples, the copper rings needed polishing , and not to mention the creation of many jigs that is very much needed. Sometimes we need to think, make and rethink again a few of the jigs so they work better and give better consistent results. These all take time, but it is very well spent. We’d rather spend time now to make things right rather than keep spending time reworking as we go.

myparang golok  00001The polished copper rings. as bright as gold!

This post will be pretty short, but there will be lots of pictures. It takes quite a few steps to make one complete parang, but the final results are much what we were expecting, actually even better. As you can see from the pictures, here is the first batch of goloks from myparang .
myparang golok  00006The blanks get a ride on the belt sander to smoothen the spine and clean up the side surfaces.

myparang golok  00008The Beech wood handles fitted with the blanks, ready for the copper collar and first round of epoxy
myparang golok  00010Copper collar inserted waiting for the “drill”

I know some of you will be asking – ” but they are stick tang , the blades will fly out when I use them” Actually no, as we do not take shortcuts. We grind the tangs to bare metal, clean it up with solvents and use industrial strength epoxy. We do not use commercial bought epoxy as we do not have the necessary technical data to make us decide which is the best. We narrowed down two types of epoxy and finally chose one with very high specifications. To add to that, we also have added a 3.0 mm brass pin under the copper collar to add further security and a peace of mind. So IF the tang does come loose, no way will it “fly” out. The brass pin will never fall out as well, as it is held in between the copper collar .  Good luck trying to loosen the tang anyway.

myparang golok  00007The collar installed and the hole for the brass pin being drilled.

myparang golok  00011This is how it looks after the first round of epoxy. We do not skimp on the epoxy in terms of quality or quantity

myparang golok  00004And this is how it looks once we’re done.

myparang golok  00005 Here they are fresh off the second round of epoxy , and waiting the QC check.

The picture below are some of the coming models which we have fixed up and will be going for  a field test very soon. For the time being, we have the golok 125 and 135 done, but there will be many new ones coming soon. If you are interested to purchase a Golok 125 or a golok 135, you can click on Outdoor Dynamics and it will take you straight to the myparang page.

myparang golok  00003     We’re really happy that we have finally completed the first batch of goloks from myparang. We have sent some samples out to our international dealers, so if you want to be a potential dealer,  drop us an email soon!

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