Review of 8″ Parang Tantari Mini Chandong | Malaysian Machete


Parang Tantari Mini Chandong

Urban Knife Guy reviews the Parang Tantari 8″ Mini Chandong. 

Parang Tantari is based out of Johor, a southern state in Pennisula Malaysia. 

This mini chandong is a modern version of a duku candong. Parang tatari makes different lengths of the mini chandong. This is the 8″ and there is a 10″ and 12″ version. 

They also make a different style Parang called the Poncho which is their version of the Golok. That has a pointed blade tip and is available in only 10″ and 12″ as of this video. 

Tantari also currently makes 2 versions of all their parangs. This is the 2022 version that has a finger choil, rectangular collar and an ergo handle. 

They also have a classic range which has all the same blade styles but features a classic round neck and swelled handle, but does not have a finger choil, or at least not as pronounced. 

The Parang Tantari Mini Chandong is available here.

Watch UKG’s machete survival kit using the Parang Tantari: Machete Survival Kit for Hiking & Bushcraft

If you want to learn all the different types of parang styles, do check out my video on the introduction to modern Malaysian parangs at: 

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

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


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.

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