Columbia River K920KKP Ken Onion Halfachance Parang Machete 14" Blade, Nylon Sheath


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Part #: CRK920KKP | Columbia River (CRKT)
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CRK920KKP: K920KKP Halfachance
There'll be no TV cameras where you're using this knife.

Ken Onion designed this big survival parang to make quick work of whatever stands between you and staying alive. It's got a carbon steel blade with a black powder coat that makes this knife durable in extreme environments. A traditional Southeast Asian blade shape -- combined with a modern ergonomic handle -- give this parang maximum cutting power, with minimal hand fatigue. Multiple lanyard holes in the handle let you choose where and how to attach a safety lanyard. This knife is built for hard use and even takes an edge in the field after you've finished cutting your way out of the bowels of the jungle.

The Halfachance™ survival parang includes a reinforced nylon sheath with a unique velcro belt loop system that can be changed between two positions: dangling or snug against the belt. An extra paracord fob comes laced on the sheath for emergencies or lashing the machete to a pack, truck or donkey.

There are knives you see on survival shows. Then there are knives that get you home safe when there's no camera crew and only Halfachance™ of survival.

Designed by Ken Onion.
  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 19.5 inches
    • Weight: 1 lb. 4.4 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 14 inches
    • Thickness: 0.1 inches
    • Material: 65Mn Carbon Steel
    • Blade-HRC: 52-56
    • Finish: Bead Blast then Black Powder Coating
    • Grind: Flat
    • Style: Drop Point Parang
    • Edge: Plain
  • Handle
    • Material: PP Core & TPR Overmold Black with Faux Pigskin Texture
  • Carry
    • Carry System: Black Nylon Sheath
    • Weight: 6.1 ounces
  • Made in China
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
3.667 (3 reviews)
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Buzzard 617
Clarksburg , Maryland
Sep 02, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, Weight
Thin Lightweight Machete
This is my first and last CRKT machete. I was disappointed when I felt how lightweight it was, especially compared to my Outdoor Edge Brush Demon and Schrade Bolo. This would not be my go to machete, I think it is too lightweight and thin to hold up to Survival tasks for any length of time. I agree with other reviews about the handle being comfortable, but I prefer the grip on the Schrade Bolo. The sheath grip strap is too short, have to struggle to snap over hilt.
3 out of 5
Oct 19, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
5 out of 5
Charlotte, NC
Apr 20, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: Finish, None
It Wants To Chop!!
I got the "Chanceinhell" last week. There's already a couple reviews about how well it performs and I concur with those user opinions. Since I collect more than use most blades I get, just go ahead and finish the series off with it's bigger brother. First thing I noticed about this when doing my ritualistic opening of a new baby is the handle comfort. Like I've aforementioned, many hand injuries and early onset arthritis make the handle comfort a must. I've never had a knife with a handle that literally *melts* into my hand. The faux pigskin rubber overlay made an ever-so tacky feeling in the palm. It'll take a day of hard work before hand fatigue is on the list of complaints. The next thing I noticed is the weight. It's not really that much heavier than it's counterpart. The length, and more bolstered design of the tip of the particular blade makes the front end a very noticeable difference in the balance of the weight. It's not necessarily much heavier, but the weight is offset in the balance and makes the handler think it's more than it is. Different blade design, different purpose. This one's more blade heavy for more powerful forward/downward action in chopping or slashing. The sheath with the PVC rubber CRKT logo is a nice touch and a couple of carrying options. Only (not really) complaint is maybe some MOLLE options. It hasn't been put into service yet, but next weekend some serious bushcraft is needed between the electric fence and perimeter fence at my work. There will be the real task at hand. Overall, less than fifty bucks, CRKT brand, nice design, comfy handle and a usable sharpness out of the box. The "Halfachance" is a solid hell of a deal. ***NOTE: it came with the blade wrapped in plastic and a preservative oil on the blade. I'd suggest using some rubbing alcohol to clean it off and re-apply a rust treatment with a solution of your choosing.
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