KA-BAR 5603 The Adventure Parangatang Machete 14-1/8" Carbon Steel Blade, Brown GFN Handles
KA5603: Johnson Adventure Parangatang
This machete is part of the KA-BAR/Johnson Adventure line-up of knives. Built in the parang-style, the blade makes for a great choice for more intense chopping tasks, as the style was originally developed to deal with the woodier vegetation of Southeast Asia.
The 14-1/8" blade is made from 1095 Cro-Van steel with a flat grind and an edge angle of 20 degrees. The blade comes extremely sharp right out of the box... trust me. The Adventuregrip handle is made up of two textured Zytel scales, which provide great grip and hand feel. The length of the handle also allows for a couple of different grips depending on your current task. Weighing in at just less than 21 ounces, the Parangatang feels nicely balanced and should make for a comfortable item to carry and utilize in the field. We really like how the slim blade doesn't compromise mobility with unnecessary broadness. It's made in the USA and comes with a MOLLE compatible sheath. Overall, the KA-BAR Parangatang is an impressively balanced offering. It should make an ideal companion out in the field.
- Blade Length: 14-1/8"
- Overall Length: 19-5/8"
- Handle Length: 5-1/2"
- Blade Shape: Parang
- Edge Angle: 20 degrees
- Blade Steel: 1095 Cro-Van Carbon Steel
- Blade Hardness: 56-58 HRC
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Handle Material: Textured Brown Glass-Filled Nylon (GFN)
- Sheath Material: Cordura
- Weight: 20.8 oz.
- Made in USA
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel (it will rust) and most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
This product is USA born and raised.