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

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 inch Carbon Steel Blade, Hardwood Handles, Leather Sheath

 

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Condor Tool & Knife CTK425-16HC Duku Parang Machete 15.5" Carbon Steel Blade, Hardwood Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Allen
Oklahoma usa
Jun 18, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
This product is just as advertised. It is a great addition to my camping gear.
Condor Tool & Knife CTK425-16HC Duku Parang Machete 15.5" Carbon Steel Blade, Hardwood Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Kuang H C
Kaohsiung, Other
Jul 07, 2016
Pros: Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness
Outstanding value
A very, very high CP value of knife. It worths the money when you buy it. The knife weight is not so heavy and not so light. Easy to carry , also have the power to cut the wood.
Condor Tool & Knife CTK425-16HC Duku Parang Machete 15.5" Carbon Steel Blade, Hardwood Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Sixpkamerican
pa
Nov 28, 2016
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
AWSOME!!!
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
Paul J S
St Albans WV
Jul 05, 2015
Pros: None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Duku Parang rocks!
Nice parang, the sheath is UGLY. The pivot stud is a potential fail point (it failed in the jungle on my Golok machete). The machete feels great in my hand and came quickly with a semi-sharp, workable edge. It will get a diamond stone hone and I'll see if I can modify the sheath...
Condor Tool & Knife CTK425-16HC Duku Parang Machete 15.5" Carbon Steel Blade, Hardwood Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Ping
OC
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.
Condor Tool & Knife CTK425-16HC Duku Parang Machete 15.5" Carbon Steel Blade, Hardwood Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Pete
S. FL
Jul 21, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Finish, Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: None
I like it
I've only used it shortly but think it's great. Needs to be sharpened a bit but will take care of small diameter trees well. It will need some chopping to get medium and large stuff but I believe it would improve with sharpening. It's made well and is balanced for a good swipe. Convex blade
Condor Tool & Knife CTK425-16HC Duku Parang Machete 15.5" Carbon Steel Blade, Hardwood Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
David
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.