Post by notthesharpest on May 8, 2021 14:41:02 GMT
A long time ago, I bought a parang from the Australian Knife Club. From what I can see, these same blades may have been marketed under the Sicut brand. Anyway, it was my favorite parang. I used it until someone stole it (and a couple of other working blades) from my shed a few years back.
I am finally looking to replace it. Can anyone here recommend a good working parang? (I know that "parang" is a broad word - I mean it in terms of a weight forward blade like a parang cendong/chandong.) It does not appear that the AKC and/or Sicut blades are still available. The blade of the Condor option looks like a parang, but the geometry and handle are not right. Basically, I am looking for the real deal.
I haven’t seen any recently, but the Bidor brand is nice. I believe the My Parang guys use prettied up Bidor blades. My main gripe with the Bidors is the grip. It feels like recycled milk jugs, and they get loose very fast. I regripped one with cherry wood, and it works great.
Post by notthesharpest on May 11, 2021 22:13:05 GMT
Very nice re-handle on your blade, Mr.BE. Did you add a pin, or just go pure epoxy?
I had never bought a Bidor in the past because, IIRC, the blades were simply heat-forced into the plastic handles and were prone to loosening. Just like you said. But, I searched on them, anyway, before posting here this time. No luck. There used to be a few people who resold them on the internet. Now I only see My Parang, which seem fairly pricey for the fit and finish.
It's not like I actually need a new parang. It's just that I was taking down some shrubs this past weekend and that old AKC would have been perfect for the job.
Valiantco are clearing out their stock on eBay. From memory their blades and the AKC parang were made by the same smiths. AKC does still exist but don't have the big blades on their website, not sure if they sold them all or if they're just a hassle to post.
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aldarith: TRACE93 has a (Your WTB ad name) that he wants to part out for a cheaper price but because i'm not in the state right now, i couldn't purchase it from him maybe you should text him and see if he still have it for sale. Here's his number (number)"
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