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My Parang videos

In this page , we would like to share with you some my parang videos made by our dealers as well as customers. Sometimes , if not , all the time, it is much easier to have a better look at the product by watching a video, compared to photos.We also appreciate feedback and issues related to my parang, and sometimes it would be better to convey in video / youtube form . Keep the my parang videos coming!

If you have any other videos that shows my parang products, let us know in the comment section below, and we will add it in here.

– Video from Alpha Bushcraft in the UK ( * Note that the Sheath has now been upgraded to the nylon version )

– Video from Blade HQ in the US

– Video from the popular “WeAllJuggleknives” channel on youtube

– Video from a customer of ours comparing the Gerber Gator Machete and the My Parang Duku  Panjang

A review done by equip 2 endure

A review done by Red Eagle Trapping

 

And here are some made by Outdoor Dynamics / MY Parang

10″ Duku Chandong

 

12″ Duku Chandong

12″ Duku Chandong Heavy

Golok 125

Golok 135

Parang Machete

Parang Bulan

Parang Tangkin

That is  what is out there at the moment, If you have made one yourself or have come across any other videos which shows my parang products, let us know in the comment section below.

 

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Buying Parangs in the UK

Here is a small update for our UK based customers. We have selected a respectable distributor for MY Parang products in the UK and Ireland. They have placed two large orders recently and we are very happy with the progress and market they cover in the UK. From now on , UK customers will not have to purchase all the way from Malaysia , wait weeks for the product to arrive plus the unnecessary extra cost of UK local taxes and duties , but can purchase directly from the UK based shops listed below. Buying parangs in the UK can’t be any simpler!

This means that from now on, we will not be taking anymore individual orders to the UK. If you are a shop owner and intend to sell in the UK , drop us an email, we will put you in touch with our distributor there. Alternatively, you can contact our distributor in the UK directly  listed below  ( MORA Distribution Ltd. )

MY Parang Distributor in the UK and Ireland :-

Mora Distribution Ltd
Unit 6 ,Prospect Business Park,
Alresford, Hampshire,
SO24 9UH
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1962 736335
E-mail : info@moraofsweden.co.uk

MY Parang Retailers:

1) Hennie Haynes
Units 4-6 Windmill Industrial Estate,
Wimborne Road,
BARRY, CF63 3DH,
United Kingdom
Tel:  – 033 0300 0400
Direct link to MY Parang product page 

2) Moonraker Accessories
Rectory Cottage,
West Knoyle,
Warminster, Wiltshire,
BA12 6AF ,
United Kingdom
Tel/Fax : +44 01747 830418
Email: info@moonrakerknives.co.uk
Direct link to MY Parang product page

3) Greenman Bushcraft
37 Beehive Lane
Chelmsford ,Essex,
CM2 9TQ,
United Kingdom
(this address is not a shop – Visitation by appointment)
Tel: 01245 201 002
Direct link to MY Parang product page

4) Springfields of Burton Ltd
76 Station Street,
Burton-upon-Trent,
Staffordshire,
DE14 1BT,
United Kingdom
Tel: 01283 530707
email: hello@springfields.co.uk
Direct link to MY Parang product page

5) The Bushcraft Store
BDU Imports Ltd & The Bushcraft Store®,
Culver Nurseries, Cattlegate Road,
Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 9DS.
United Kingdom
Tel: 020 8367 3420
email: sales@thebushcraftstore.co.uk
Direct link to MY Parang product page

6) www.raymears.com
Direct link to MY Parang product page

We will update this page when the list gets longer.

If you or if you know anyone who would like to sell myparang products, please drop us an email at boss@myparang.com

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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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myparang workshop setup

Myparang workshop setup

Finally after months of planning and searching for a suitable place, the myparang workshop is finally on its way and near completion. The hardest part was looking for a suitable spot to house the myparang workshop and this is one true case of what you can get when you are patient . We secured a shoplot nearby which is very accessible and central.

The previous owner was a Spa, but it did not get completed and we took whatever was left , over. There was lots to be done, lots of cleaning up since the previous owners left quite a mess. No to mention they left a pile of sand right in the front entrance. handoverAfter clearing up the mess, the next thing to be done was painting the walls and floor as well as installing the electrical fittings. This shop lot had such a high ceiling, that we decided to have the lights about 8 feet above the lower floor instead of having it up where the ceiling was. By having it much lower, you save on lighting and it would be much easier to change a bulb should one go off. Below is a picture of how it looks after the paint job. I must say it looks much better after cleaning up and some bright colors. By coincidence, the colors we chose resembles the local power company colors and many people thought we were a branch office.

painting and electricalAfter the main lights and fan were installed we did a lighting check and it looks all good! It was bright as day when we tested the lights at night, no no matter what , our staff will have a bright and safe environment to work in .

light testAfter the electrical fittings, we re supposed to take delivery of the metalwork, but there was a slight delay and we received our tools first. Can’t complain much as it helped to receive them first so we could place them around the workshop to see which location suits best. After much moving around, we decided to place most on the power tools together on one table and leave one worktable clear for finishing purposes.

machines are inFinally after a few days of delay, we received our work tables and lockers. The work tables came without the table tops, which we will install ourselves using 1″ ply. The lockers are meant to keep tools and parts which are not needed immediately. You just can’t be too safe , sometimes small items tend to grow their own feet and “walk off” . By now we were having some delay already in the myparang workshop setup.

racks adn tablesIn the following days we also received our order of carton boxes for packaging the parangs. They consisted of two carton sizes, one inner carton and a bigger outer carton which can fit 20 inner cartons. This will be easier to send overseas to our international dealers. All the cartons were piled upstairs for storage. carton boxFinally we had all the tables fixed and positioned , plus had all the machines bolted on. We figured out it would be best to bolt all the machines in the myparang workshop so they cant be moved around , you know sometimes staff think they know better….. Plus bolted means they are more sturdy and will not topple or fall off. The main worktable looks pretty cluttered with the Bench Vise, Belt Sander and Drill Press , but there is enough space around each tool to work comfortable and safely . We left one table completely free for options later on. We might move some tools over, but that will come later. Even if we need to, we might add in another worktable.

tables readymain work areaAlso at the far back, under the stairs is our Kydex workshop. That section is pretty much complete , with everything set up. Since then, we’ve already made a few sheaths in the new workshop and I must say it is much better working there as the space is bigger the the previous workshop. We also looooveeee the air compressor, it helps so much in getting the sheath inner clean from dust and whatnot

kydex workshop areaSo thats it folks. The parang workshop is currently 90% complete and we’re already working on the parts for the parang. I have not taken any new photos since the ones above, but it has started to look much busier. Keeping a workshop clean and neat will be a daunting task, but it will be done. A messy and dirty workshop will invite accidents. Today we just added a vacuum cleaner or if you prefer the more technical name ” a dust collection system” and it’s going to help a lot keeping the place clean.

All right folks! That’s the myparang workshop setup so far, once we’re in operation, we’ll update on more exciting stuff!

 

 

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