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Gerber 31-002072 Bear Grylls Compact Parang Machete 9.34" Carbon Steel Blade, Polypropylene Handles

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Part Number: GB31002072
Manufacturer: Gerber Knives and Gear
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Description
GB31002072: Bear Grylls Compact Parang Machete
Gerber
 
A veteran adventurer like Bear Grylls might be able to clear trail with a full-size machete as easily as most people trim their fingernails. For the rest of us, a weekend spent swinging a big blade like that is a quick way to make enemies with whole set of shoulder muscles you never knew you had. Which is why Gerber paired down the Bear Grylls Compact Parang to more packable, convenient size.

Modeled after the tool Indonesian tribesman have carried into the jungles for generations, the Compact Parang is Gerber’s shoulder-friendly answer to the standard, full-size machete. By combining Gerber’s decades of experience crafting tools and Bear Grylls’ adventure knowledge, this stout, sturdy blade acts as a lumberjack on the trail and a surgeon around camp. It can whack through thick grass and woody brush all day, then chop vegetables and whittle fire starter by night.

The Blade: Small and Sturdy
The size and shape of its 1-pound blade focuses weight toward the tip for more power behind every swing. And with a high carbon steel, full tang construction, it’s not going to bend, bow or wobble when it strikes hardwood. Its compact 9.3-inch blade makes it easier to handle in dense underbrush.

Zero-Slip Grip
The grippy, rubberized handle fills your hand, and the oversized bolster and butt on either end of the handle keeps the tool snug in your palm, swing after sweaty swing. Finally, just to be on the safe side, a lanyard cord slips around your wrist for that last measure of no-slip insurance.

When you’re not using the Parang to break trail or open a coconut, slide it into its military-grade, mildew-resistant sheath and strap it to your belt or the outside of your pack.

On the back of the sheath you’ll find land-to-air rescue signals. It also comes with a copy of Bear’s “Priorities of Survival” Pocket Guide to help you focus your attention on the details that matter most when you are in a jam.
Features
  • Full Tang Construction
  • High Carbon Steel Blade
  • Angled Blade for Clearing Brush
  • Lanyard Cord Enhances Grip Security
  • Ergonomic Handle
  • Priorities of Survival Guide
Specifications
  • Item # 31-002072
  • Overall Length: 15.08" (38.3cm)
  • Blade Length: 9.34" (23.7cm)
  • Weight: 13.6 oz. (385.6g) with sheath
  • Steel Type: 1055
  • Handle Material: Polypropylene
  • Mildew-Resistant Nylon Sheath
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 013658133617

Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, and high strength.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
1055 Carbon Steel
1055 Carbon Steel
An extremely tough steel with high carbon content and a hardness between 60-64RC, 1055 is best suited for high-impact and high-stress applications.
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5 out of 5
Resident
Guam USA
Jun 22, 2013
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
This is without question the only blade you need carry for walkabout in the jungles of Southeast asia and Oceania where I live. I threw the sheath away and used a cutdown GI plastic machete sheath to house it. The knife fulfills every need I have out behind my house. If you don't have a use for stabbing wild critters and such, this will do it all. The grip is thin but some tennis racquet grip tape will fix that. No Jungle Jim or jungle gymnastics required!
3 out of 5
Cédric M
Switzerland
Jun 19, 2013
Pros: None
Cons: None
Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Parang
in my survival kit the rust easily !
5 out of 5
Richard S
Michigan's E.U.P.
May 03, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Bear Grylls Compact Parang Machete
Great product. Perfect size for us smaller statured guys/girls. Works as well as the larger one on most chores. The sheath is a little weird but that's not what your are buying anyway. Can't say enough good things about it. Buying more for gifts for my "prepper" relatives and friends.
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