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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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MY Parang – Parang Bentong

The MY Parang – Parang Bentong

MY Parang Bentong 12"
MY Parang Bentong 12″
MY Parang Bentong 10"
MY Parang Bentong 10″

This model is a favorite among Malaysia’s orang Asal ( Indigenous people ) . They usually do not use any other type or shape of parangs. One of the reasons is because of the square tip . This tip is extremely strong and robust, perfectly suited for their use. The Orang Asal use alot of bamboo in their daily lives, therefore whatever cutting tool they use must have top notch performance on bamboo. The flat tip is particularly useful in tight and cramped spaces , like in a bamboo patch.

The square tip also makes this Parang suitable for making bamboo mats , where the bamboo is chopped lengthwise and flattened . The Parang Bentong is also sometimes called Parang Atap.

Here is a good video, although he is using a slightly different parang

We make the Parang Bentong is 2 sizes : – the 10″ and the 12″ A very straight-forward blade , simple , honest , time tested design.

Specifications for the MY Parang _ Parang Bentong 10″ are as follows:

  • Blade length : 25 cm / 10  in
  • Handle length: 17 cm / 6.7 in
  • Overall length: 42 cm / 16.7 in
  • Widest blade: 5 cm / 2 in
  • Weight ( blade and handle ) : 405 grams /  14.3 oz
  • Sheath length: 34.5  cm / 13.5 in
  • Width: 33.5 cm / 13.5 in
  • Weight: 160 grams / 5.6 oz
  • Gross weight :  555 grams / 19.6 oz

Specifications for the MY Parang – Parang Bentong 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: 5 cm / 2 in
  • Weight ( blade and handle ) : 455 grams / 16 oz
  • Sheath length: 34.5  cm / 13.5 in
  • Width: 33.5 cm / 13.5 in
  • Weight: 160 grams / 5.6 oz
  • Gross weight : 615  grams / 21.6 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 – 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 – 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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