Part 1 Introduction to the Modern Malaysian Parang (Machete): Types of Parangs


The Modern Malaysian Parang

In part 1 of this 2-part series, Urban Knife Guy explores different types of modern Malaysian parangs. 

Parang is Malay for a large broad knife, similar to what is known as a Machete in the west. 

The parang originates from the Malay archipelago with versions from Borneo, which is east Malaysia today, West Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. 

The Malay archipelago is the region that makes up most of what is known as Southeast Asia today. 

Check out a list of Malaysian parang makers at Introduction to Malaysian Parangs and Parang Makers

Watch Part 2 of this series at: Part 2 Introduction to the Modern Malaysian Parang (Machete): Materials & Construction

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