Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Finish, Blade Sharpness
A recap of my original review
When I received this machete I had waited quite awhile as it was back ordered and I was quite busy when it arrived and didn't have time for a detailed review, however, I since have checked it out more carefully. I like this parang a lot & it's perfect for what it's designed for. This particular one, however, was overlooked by quality control, for the tang and rivets are both proud of the handle with sharp edges on both and will require either refinishing the handle, wrapping, or to be used only with gloves. Otherwise, as I said, this model is great and well worth having. Naturally, due to rave reviews, this model became very popular and was out of stock across the country, & so it seems maybe in a rush to fill back orders, perhaps quality of finish suffered, at least on the one I received. Had I been aware sooner, I may have sent it back for replacement.