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Condor Tool & Knife CTK412-17HCS Parang Machete 17-1/2" Carbon Steel Black Blade, Hardwood Handles, Leather Sheath

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Part Number: CN41217HCS
Manufacturer: Condor Tool & Knife
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CN41217HCS: Parang Machete with Leather Sheath
Condor Tool & Knife

From the Jungles of Malaysia comes the Parang, an extremely well balanced heavy machete that will slice as well chop. The Parang is distal tapered and tapered from the spine to the edge to make one of the most high performance large cutting blades on the market today.

  • Code: 60940
  • Stock #: CTK412-17HCS
  • Blade Length: 17-1/2"
  • Blade Thickness: 1/4"
  • Overall Length: 24"
  • Blade Material: 1075 High Carbon Steel
  • Blade Finish: Epoxy Black Powder Coating
  • Handle: Hardwood
  • Sheath: Handcrafted Welted Leather
  • Weight: 1.92 lbs.
  • Made in El Salvador
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.
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.
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5 out of 5
Oct 07, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
I used this to chop up the limbs from several downed trees in my yard as well as spending a day clearing brush. Flawless performance! Not a single nick in the blade. There is a sweet spot just about where the blade gets wider, all the way to the tip, anything struck below there won't cut. I highly recommend this blade
2 out of 5
Nashville, TN
Sep 11, 2015
Pros: None
Cons: None
Wow...so many positive reviews; boy do I feel like the odd man out. I purchased this parang a few years back and it sat, while I used my Linder machete (of which I was a big fan until the blade broke, hitting an unseen rock at ground level). Enter the Condor Parang. What a difference in performance. Just no mojo when connecting. Maybe it's wedge grind, of which doesn't come close to the Linder or my BK&T Kukri in biting into material, or more maybe it's oddly shaped, thick, smooth handle that twists in the hand when striking even remotely off center. I can't tell you how many times this thing glanced off the target intended; nearly causing a catastrophic event. I couldn't hand this to my wife for limbing or really any serious work, for fear of an accident. I really wanted to make this my new 'go to' machete, with its sleek look and forward balanced blade - but when it came down to performing; it fell short for me. If you do decide to give this one a go, take it slow and easy...as I can attest, she'll make you pay for an errant swing.
5 out of 5
Raleigh NC
May 05, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Bamboo killer
I bought this machete a while ago and mostly used it for chores around the yard, but today I took it out for a volunteer event to eradicate invasive bamboo at a state park. The stand in question was over 60 years old and had taken over several acres. Most of the stalks were well over 50 feet high and up to three inches in diameter. It was tough going and the pruning saws we had were not entirely up to the job. I remembered I had this in my trunk and figured it was purpose designed for this task and gave it a whirl. I noticed right away that the heavy tip was allowing the blade to really bite into those stalks with authority. Even on mature, hard bamboo, I was taking down stalks with two strokes of the blade. And the handle really kept it solid in my hand. We didn't completely take down the forest (and we weren't planning on it), but the Condor Parang made short work of an area about the size of a football field in a solid day of work. The ranger was so impressed he wanted to know where he could get one. I, of course, pointed him to knifecenter.
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