Each Valiant Trading Company blade is handmade using traditional methods at one of eight manufacturing facilities scattered throughout the Indonesian archipelago. The blades are spring steel or Damascus steel, and the handles and sheaths are composed of natural materials such as buffalo horn, wood and leather. Master knifemaker and proprietor Suwandi Wigunadharma performs all final finish work at his shop and headquarters in Joondalup Australia.
The parang is a traditional Southeast Asian jungle knife that is used like a machete as a multi-purpose tool and weapon. It excels at clearing jungle trails, because it can handle vegetation ranging from light vines and grasses up to woody branches several inches thick. Many design variations occur throughout the Indonesian archipelago and the form can be quite plain or elaborately decorated.
The Parang Nabur offered in this listing has the following characteristics:
BLADE: 2 3" - 3/16" hand-forged-to-shape spring steel, double-grooved, semi-sharpened FE, tapered, sharpened & hardened.
OVERALL LENGTH W/O SHEATH: 29"
WEIGHT W/O SHEATH; 30 oz
HANDLE: Buffalo horn, moderate carving.
SHEATH: Ironwood, light carving.
The upswept blade on this parang has a light distal taper and widens moderately towards the tip. It is designed for draw cuts that maximize chopping power and has a distinctive blade-heavy balance. The Parang Nabur is simply awesome. When wielded in the user's hand it projects a no-job-too-tough character that is confirmed by it's performance in the field. This is the ultimate in Indonesian draw cut bladesmithing and no machete is even worthy of comparison.
All of the Valiant parangs are pri zed by campers and excel as yard/lot tools for clearing brush and generally keeping one's property from becoming overgrown with unwanted vegetation.
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