Testing parangs made by myparang

Here is a small update on testing parangs made by myparang.

A few weeks ago some of us had the opportunity to go off in the the bush nearby to test the parangs made by myparang. These were some of the newer versions, which include the Bidor 123 , 135 , the Duku Chandong 12″ , and the Duku Chandong Heavy  12″. The main reasons to do this test was to find out how well the handles held on . I was also curious to know how well the handle would feel like after a few hours of heavy use. I have a similar handle on another parang, and I find the shape extremely comfortable. But who knows, perhaps the weight , dimensions or shape may be slightly off. I know that I find it comfortable, but what about others? That’s why I brought some friends to help out.

It was a hot day but we did some hard work on the parangs  . Small twigs, bigger branches, Dry and live branches, dry bamboo and even at batoning , no task prove to be too hard while we were testing these parangs from myparang. At the start of the test, we were determined to create some failure , ie handle loosening  or cracking , but we failed and the parangs won. Beautifully .

Below is the video we took while we were testing them out. We will be adding more videos on parangs and their usage later on . Please don’t hesitate to comment on the video if you have any.

Here is a simple video on how to cut open a young coconut I made some time ago. It shows how the parang is choked up for close up work or when you don’t need too much chopping power.



6 thoughts on “Testing parangs made by myparang”

  1. The duku chandongs seems to perform better than the bidor and the heavy duku chandong looks like it chops the easiest.

    1. Yes, you are right. The Chandongs are more front heavy, you can clearly see it from the tip. The chandongs have a sheeps foot tip, while the goloks have a pointed tip ( less metal = lighter tip ) . Cutting / chopping power comes from how much weight you have up front. While the Chandongs do excel in chopping, they may be slightly too heavy for smaller tasks, compared tot he Goloks.

      it is important to know what you will use the parang / golok for , choosing the wrong tool will waste energy and you wont be efficient.

  2. Hi Nadir, just wanna say it’s awesome with what you did with the Parangs in making them more ergonomical and practical.

    I think it would be an interesting way to promote Borneo through their efficient Parangs.

    P/s: Can’t help to notice the hiking pants and Yong Yap reverse shirt!

    – cheers from borneo

    1. Hi Zul,
      Thank you for dropping by and the kind comments ! Borneo parangs are going around the world!

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