Part 2 Introduction to the Modern Malaysian Parang (Machete): Materials & Construction


The Modern Malaysian Parang

This is part 2 of a 2-part series on the modern Malaysian parang. 

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

If you missed the first part of this video series, watch it at Part 1 Introduction to the Modern Malaysian Parang (Machete): Types of Parangs

In this video, Urban Knife Guy explores at the Malaysian Parang Materials & Construction. 

This applies to all types of parangs whether it is a Duku Chandong, Golok or Parang Lading. 

Topics covered include: 

  • The Blade Steel, Length & Thickness, Grind and Tang 
  • The Handle 
  • The Sheath 
  • Parang Makers in Malaysia 

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

Watch a video on the Malaysian parang and stick-tang construction from Boreal Wilderness here:    • What Makes a Mala…  


Check out Urban Knife Guy’s take on a survival tin designed to increase chances of survival and rescue or escape specifically in an urban environment should things go bad here.

Check out “How to Build an Urban Survival Tin for Disruption, Disaster & Attack here.

Leave a Reply