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MY Parang Duku Chandong - 10 Inch

MY Parang

MY Parang Duku Chandong - 10 Inch


Brand: MY Parang
  EAN 0732330999777
Weight: 410 g         17 reviews
The MY Parang Duku Chandong 10" is a compact and reliable parang made exclusively by hand in Malaysia, using time-honoured methods and only the finest materials available. It features a hand-quenched 10-inch blade made of high quality 5160 high carbon steel, fitted with a comfortable and traditional handle design made from renewably-sourced beech.

The traditional parang is embedded in everyday life and culture throughout Malaysia, where great pride is taken in crafting these heavy-duty tools. For this model, each blade has been sourced from Bidor in Perak, an area well known for its hardened 5160 carbon steel blades. The tang follows the conventional 'rat-tail' construction, a proven design that has withstood the test of time and evolution. For added confidence, the blade is also pinned underneath the copper collar using a 2.5 mm brass pin.

Maintain your parang by keeping it sharp and oiled, and always remember to use it responsibly; any abuse or misuse could potentially result in serious damage or injury.

  • Blade material: Hand-quenched, zone-hardened 5160 High Carbon steel
  • Blade length: 26 cm
  • Blade width: 5 cm max.
  • Blade thickness: Tapered from 6.2 mm at base of handle to 3.3 mm
  • Handle material: Renewably-sourced eco beech
  • Handle length: 17 cm
  • Total length of parang: 43 cm
  • Rat-tail tang
  • Blade pinned using 2.5 mm brass pin underneath copper collar
  • Ballistic nylon sheath included with webbing belt loop and Velcro retaining strap
  • Weight: 410 g
  • Made in Malaysia

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Product Reviews

MY Parang Duku Chandong - 10 Inch is rated 5/5 based on 17 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 17

  Feels well balanced, delivered sharp and the handle is a lovely fit in the hand - looking forward to trying this out as an alternative to small axe for chopping and splitting  

  Darrel Singh
16th September, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 17

  Very impressed with this Parang, unlike other products from stamped metal or machined that have no soul, this is a traditionally forged blade that has differential tempering, some parts are harder, some softer. This brings me to the question of, “can the blade be sharpened further towards the handle”. Out of the 10” of blade, only about 5” is actually sharp. According to an answer to this written by the company representative, no, the blunt part of the blade, towards the handle is not hardened. It is blunt so you can choke up on it for more controlled cutting or carving. This actually makes sense as when holding it in that position, it is at the centre of balance. The blade came shaving sharp, although I gave it a light stropping with some stropping compound. The parang is really well put together and is finished off very neatly with some epoxy to seal where the blade enters the handle. The blade shows the forging processes, it doesn’t have a highly polished finish, but I think that is part of its charm, it is after all, a tool, not a wall ornament. Where it matters is done neatly, like the epoxy which strengthens the blade to handle and prevents moisture from getting in and weakening the tang with rust. The handle is neatly finished with no rough spots and feels comfortable, I like the swell which means it won’t fly out of your hand if it gets sweaty or wet. I’ve tried a bit of light chopping with it and it performs superbly, it really goes deep but doesn’t get stuck. I’ve got mine for bushcraft instead of an axe, and for roughing out spoons etc, also for gardening-brambles and cutting back a Buddleia tree. I was actually wanting the 12” version, but having used this, I think it is better suited for my purposes. Thank you for another excellent transaction with swift postage!  

16th May, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 17

  Very pleased with the parang and it was reasonably sharp out of the box and feels good in the hand. I haven't worn it on the belt of my trousers yet but the fastening may be a bit tricky, as was picked up on a previous review. I have run it over a set of waterstones after searching the internet to see how it is sharpened; Perhaps Ray would like to make a video of his own to demonstrate how to put an edge on it. I will most likely use this tool for trimming willow branches and hedges rather than in a jungle as it is an ideal tool for this purpose. I have been volunteering on our local nature reserve where we have a cleared a lot of hawthorne to create meadow grassland for butterflies and this is an ideal tool to use like a billhook to trim branches for cutting. I have followed Ray Mears for a long time and like him it is the connection to ancient skills and that connection between us humans and the natural environment and caring for that environment that I think is the important thing that matters to us all.  

  Michael Siviter
20th January, 2023

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 17

  I chose this particular parang because of its size and the reputation it's acquired for its quality build. The blade is approximately half the size of my Condor parang. The Duku Chandong is ideal as an 'about camp/garden tool'. Its size, balance and crafting make it very comfortable in the hand and on the arm allowing for extended periods of use as may be necessary from time to time. The 5160 high carbon steel blade is superbly weighted and incredibly tough yet relatively easy to maintain a fine cutting edge. The handle is crafted from European beech wood and is very ergonomic. The handle comes with a dark wood stain applied and is slightly coarse to the touch. I sanded mine to remove all of the stain and then treated it with a quality gun stock oil. The scabbard is of reasonable quality but it would be nice to have the option of having a better made hide variant. However, the scabbard isn't the star of the show. One thing to note is that the blade is not highly finished, BUT, it doesn't need to be. Mine has marks that were made by the hammer that forged it with patches where fire scale has been during crafting. If anything these marks are the fingerprint of the craftsman and bestow character upon this superb parang. It is so well made that it will likely become a family heirloom for generations to come. Woodlores dispatch time was faster than I anticipated.  

  Glenn Brickell
31st March, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 17

  I don't know what more you could want from a parang, it's just about as good as you can get and a perfect companion to your Woodlore Knife.  

  M J Pywell
17th May, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 17

  Excellent, needs a good sharpen when it arrives but perfect tool for the woods.  

  John Rochford
5th May, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 17

  A solid parang, I am planning a jungle trip and wanted a tool that is built for the environment and I am very happy with my decision. Thank you woodlore I can always rely on my favourite outfitters :)  

  S R Khalil
15th March, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 17

  An excellent Parang for coppice work and clearing undergrowth. It’s easy to keep a sharp edge and not too heavy in use.  

  Richard Collenette
9th August, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 17

  The parang itself is an excellent item. The 10' version (offered here) has, IMHO better balance and is handier than the 12' version available. The steel is easily sharpened and 'bulletproof'. The handle needs a light sanding and a touch of finishing with boiled linseed oil . No problem at all, it takes minutes. The scabbard however is not good at all and I will source an alternative. The belt loop needs to be a 'dangler' but this one is a simple nylon loop and cannot be attached to a belt properly. The safety strap (velcro) is too short and you cannot secure the parang and wear it on a belt at the same time. If Woodlore manufactured a much safer leather sheath/scabbard I feel it would sell very well and make the package much better. Don't let the scabbard issue put you off though. This parang is much better than a small hatchet for most things and far more practical, more balanced and lighter than say a kukri.  

  Kevin B
6th August, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 17

  Very nice quality item, husband very pleased. Only gripe, it would be nice to see the belt loop on sheath made for a left handed person, otherwise nicely made.  

  Nancy Coleman
19th November, 2018

Rated: 5/5

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