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MY Parang – Golok Perak

The MY Parang – Golok Perak

my parang golok perak
my parang golok perak

The Golok Perak is another traditional Malaysian design that has withstood centuries. Perak is one of the States in Malaysia and it is beleived this design originated from that state. This blade shape is also known as Golok Daun Buluh ( bamboo leaf golok ) as the shape of the Golok is heavily influenced by the bamboo leaf. Have a look below and note the similarities.

bamboo leaf
bamboo leaf

The Golok Perak is a common type of Golok and you can find different weights and lengths. Some are made into small knives for kitchen use , some slightly bigger ones for cleaning game and the biggest are for jungle use. It was a common sight to see a golok or pisau daun buluh in the kitchen before the introduction of stainless steel knives.

One example of a small golok daun buluh is in this article and this written some time ago

This Golok Perak which we make is a heavier version, suitable for chopping wood and bamboo. It has a nice weight to it and cuts through hard wood effortlessly. It has a sleek and simple design that we just love.

Specifications for the MY Parang – Golok Perak 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: 4.5 cm / 1.75 in
  • Weight ( blade and handle ) : 410 grams / 14.5 oz
  • Sheath length: 34.5  cm / 13.5 in
  • Width: 33.5 cm / 13.5 in
  • Weight: 160 grams / 5.6 oz
  • Gross weight : 570  grams / 20.1 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 – Lading

The MY Parang Lading

MY Parang Lading

Having its roots for a long time in the Malay culture, the Parang Lading is a quite popular traditional designed parang. It is believed to originate from the state of Kedah, Malaysia.  The Parang Lading is also used as a weapon in the Silat Cekak ( Traditional Malaysian martial arts ) , other than as an agricultural tool . There are some slight differences in the everyday tool and the ones used in Silat cekak.

One of the main difference is that for Silat Cekak, the Parang Lading  needs to be made to match the owners arm. There are specific ways on how to measure this. Why does it need to be so? It is believed that a proper sized tool ( matched with the owner ) will not “bite” the user / owner. This is very important, maybe not so in everyday use, but definitely  during Close Quarter Combat.

Another difference is that the Parang lading used in Silat Cekak is usually only sharp about 1-2 inches from the tip. This is done so the un-sharpened part of the blade is used to stop or deflect the opponents strike. The agricultural version has perhaps 10 inches of sharpened edge  ( on a 12 inch blade ) .

Here is a short video of the Parang lading used in Silat Cekak.

We have been selling the MY Parang Lading for a year locally, and we are very pleased with the response so far .

Another point we would like to put forward is that the MY Parang Lading blade is not made in Bidor. They are made in Pekan Darat ,Penang. One of our first articles was on Pekan Darat, a village with a long history of knife and weapon making. You can read the article here. Why not Bidor? Because we would like to do what we can, to ensure the blacksmithing industry is alive and continued in Pekan Darat.

Specifications for the MY Parang Lading 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: 5.5 cm / 2.2 in
  • Weight ( blade and handle ) : 480 grams / 17 oz
  • Sheath length: 34.5  cm / 13.5 in
    Width: 33.5 cm / 13.5 in
    Weight: 160 grams / 5.6 oz
  • Gross weight : 645  grams / 22.7 oz

Sold locally for about a year they will be out for sale internationally very soon. Click here to see where they are sold 

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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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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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