Condor Tool & Knife CTK425-16HC Duku Parang Machete 15.5" Carbon Steel Blade, Hardwood Handles, Leather Sheath


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Part #: CN42516HC | Condor Tool & Knife
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CN42516HC: Duku Parang Machete
Condor Knife & Tool
The Duku machete features a full tang 15.5" 1075 high carbon steel blade. Every edge is hand finished and polished to a razor sharpness. The natural finish of the blade gives the Duku a rustic & earthy feel. The hardwood handles are made from hard woods of Central America, similar to Hickory, and are used in many of our machetes and knives. Each sheath is handmade from welted leather for a great fit, and added durability.

About the Designer

Joe Flowers is responsible for many of the interesting blade designs throughout the Condor product line. Joe writes for a myriad of magazines and publications, and contributes regularly to the outdoor community, concentrating in woodcraft and primitive living. His knowledge of outdoor gear led to consulting on equipment design and function for many companies. Joe holds a degree in Zoology with a minor in Entomology, and researches heavily into all things outdoors. Joe Flowers teaches fitness, martial arts, organizes youth camps, and hosts outdoor skills and survival classes around the US. Joe is an avid naturalist, hunter, fisherman, herpetologist, videographer, beekeeper, knife thrower, guide, and regularly travels internationally in search of knife knowledge and unique animals. You can find Condor® on Joe’s side when he is deep in the Amazonian rain forest, or high in the deserts of Utah.
  • Code: 60956
  • Manufacturer Stock #: CTK425-16HC
  • Blade Length: 15.5"
  • Overall Length: 22.25"
  • Blade Thickness: 4.5 mm
  • Blade Material: 1075 High Carbon Steel
  • Handle Material: Hardwood
  • Sheath Material: Leather
  • Designer: Joe Flowers
  • Weight: 1.86 lbs.
  • Made in El Salvador
Wood Handles
Wood Handles Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Condor Tool & Knife CTK425-16HC Duku Parang Machete 15.5" Carbon Steel Blade, Hardwood Handles, Leather Sheathrated 4.429 stars out of 5 (7 reviews)
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Condor Tool & Knife CTK425-16HC Duku Parang Machete 15.5" Carbon Steel Blade, Hardwood Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
West Virginia
Mar 12, 2017
Pros: Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, None
A good intermediary blade
I use the Duku on my property in the mid Appalachians, clearing the reclamation sort of plants that enter a field: locust, briars, Russian olive, wild rose. It does hard duty. I will use it to cut anything, including hardwood deadfalls of four inch diameter or less. I will use it to skin locust posts. It is light enough that it doesn't tire my arm. So far it is serving well.The pros: the Flowers designed duku parang is fast and lean. I was looking for a blade that can serve as both brush cutter and weapon. It cuts brush very well. The weight forward is well designed. The sweet spot is about 2 inches rear of the point and two inches deep. Tremendous cutting power.The cons: the steel should be a bit harder---1085 would do. It takes a ding too easily if you're going at roots, of a briar patch for example, and you hit dirt and rock. The handle is slick. It rolls. Needs more diameter and ovoid would be better. Same problem as the Condor kukhri machete, which I traded away. I remedied the roll problem by slipping a bicycle innertube over the handle. The tube also provides some friction against the leather at the point where the handle enters the sheath tunnel. Otherwise the parang bounces around and could possibly bounce out if you have to haul ass. Get used to hacking, fellow survivalists. Few things are going to come from the factory the way you want them.Con: the sheath leather is good quality, but the swivelling rivet which secures the belt loop to the sheath is too small. The diameter should be twice what it is. I'm expecting it to give way. I hope I notice when it does. The diameter does not support the motion or the weight of the machete when hanging on your belt.The fit and finish of the handle are good. The tool is full tang. The rivets are flush and well executed. The length is about right for a machete and defense reach.As a weapon, in my perception, the blade should be one millimeter thicker. With that, the Duku Parang would serve excellently as both brush beater and sword.The price is about right. It is about a $100 tool. It's not cheap, nor high end. It is a good general purpose brush beater and defense blade. Go for it.
Condor Tool & Knife CTK425-16HC Duku Parang Machete 15.5" Carbon Steel Blade, Hardwood Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Nov 28, 2016
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
This parang is stellar. I bought from another site, but the full size 15.5 inch duku is a win. I don't like the little stud pivot on the sheath so I riveted in two other ones and gutted some 550 paracord and immobileised the sheath. The actual sheath is thick excellent material other then the mentioned deficiency. The actual blade has a neat kind of finish on it. The back spline is 90 degrees. it is convex as others have said. I may just do a review on YouTube. I now want its smaller brother... hmmm oh and price seems to be going up on them.
Condor Tool & Knife CTK425-16HC Duku Parang Machete 15.5" Carbon Steel Blade, Hardwood Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Oct 31, 2016
Pros: Overall Quality, Weight, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, None
Condor full size & mini Duku
Will use for a possible "training exercise" to SE Asia (and for the impending zombie apocalypse; LOL!) Blades seem to take a fair amount of punishment. Comfortable in the hands. Touch-up sharpening should be done before first use. Handles are a bit slick. Tie on a lanyard to prevent slipping or replace with micarta or similar material. Overall, very functional. Reasonable price.
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