|Item Weight||1.1 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||19.7 x 5.5 x 1.6 inches|
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|Item model number||31-002072|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||5|
|Number of Handles||1|
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Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Parang Machete [31-002072]
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- Full tang, high carbon stainless steel blade
- Egonomic textured rubber grip handle with lanyard cord
- Nylon sheath included
- Includes Bear Grylls Priorities of Survival guide
- 15-Inch overall length, with 9.3-Inch blade length
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Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Parang
Small parang style machete
A veteran adventurer like Bear Grylls might be able to clear trail with a full-size machete as easily as most people trim their fingernails. For the rest of us, a weekend spent swinging a big blade like that is a quick way to make enemies with whole set of shoulder muscles you never knew you had. Which is why Gerber paired down the Bear Grylls Compact Parang to more packable, convenient size.
Modeled after the tool Indonesian tribesmen have carried into the jungles for generations, the Compact Parang is Gerber’s shoulder-friendly answer to the standard, full-size machete. By combining Gerber’s decades of experience crafting tools and Bear Grylls’ adventure knowledge, this stout, sturdy blade acts as a lumberjack on the trail and a surgeon around camp. It can whack through thick grass and woody brush all day, then chop vegetables and whittle fire starter by night.
The Blade: Small and Sturdy
The size and shape of its 1-pound blade focuses weight toward the tip for more power behind every swing. And with a high carbon steel, full tang construction, it’s not going to bend, bow or wobble when it strikes hardwood. Its compact 9.3 inch blade makes it easier to handle in dense underbrush.
The grippy, rubberized handle fills your hand, and the oversized bolster and butt on either end of the handle keeps the tool snug in your palm, swing after sweaty swing. Finally, just to be on the safe side, a lanyard cord slips around your wrist for that last measure of no-slip insurance.
When you’re not using the Parang to break trail or open a coconut, slide it into its military-grade, mildew-resistant sheath and strap it to your belt or the outside of your pack.
On the back of the sheath you’ll find land-to-air rescue signals. It also comes with a copy of Bear’s “Priorities of Survival” Pocket Guide to help you focus your attention on the details that matter most when you are in a jam.
- 9.34-inch angled blade for clearing
- Full-tang, high carbon steel construction for durability
- Ergonomic, non-slip rubber grip for comfortable, secure handling
- Military-grade, mildew-resistant nylon sheath
- Lanyard cord for enhanced grip security
- Bear Grylls “Priorities of Survival” Pocket Guide
- Overall Length: 15.08“
- Blade Length: 9.34“
- Weight: 13.6 oz.
- Steel Type: 1055
- Handle Material: Polypropylene
- Mildew-Resistant Nylon Sheath
The Bear Grylls Compact Parang is a modern version of the traditional jungle tribesmen's machete in a convenient size. Its blade makes short work of branches and vines. This Parang features an angled blade, ideal for clearing brush or limbs. Robust high carbon steel blade, enhances strength, corrosion resistance and easy to sharpen. Full tang construction, boosts durability. Ergonomic textured rubber grip, maximizes comfort and reduces slippage. Lanyard cord, acts as guard, enhancing grip security. Nylon sheath, lightweight, military grade, mildew resistant. Includes land to air rescue and SOS instructions. Priorities of survival, pocket guide contains Bear's survival essentials.
Top Customer Reviews
I actually own both of the Gerber Bear Grylls parang machetes, and I like them both as well. This one of course can't chop logs quite as big as the larger version, but also, it's handle is much thinner in order to scale everything down, and it definitely is a whole lot less comfortable to swing because of that. It also lacks an index finger indent that the larger one has.
All in all, I would certainly recommend this for someone wanting a lightweight and small chopping tool, I used it to prepare wood for my little backpack wood gasifying Solo Stove, it can easily chop up branches about 1 inch thick in one swift chop which is perfect. :)
So i tried this one, and just got to use it yesterday to clear some trails.
Size- nice and compact, can fit into a small back pack
Edge - came with a nice sharp edge
Works - cleared some thick vines with a single whack
since it is smaller, the handle is quite a bit thinner than the full size. The full size feels very secure and comfortable in my hand, this one just feels like "less" if that makes any sense.
I'd recommend it, especially when it will be for occasional use (like coming across a downed limb) but if I know I'm going to be doing a lot of clearing, I'll take the full size every time.
I think this compact version is actually far more useful for day to day stuff. The less weight and smaller size is perfect for around the yard, hiking and camping.
Some have complained about the handle width being too thin and I have huge hands. Yes it does feel thin but meant to be. It's supposed to be swung with a bit of a flick of the wrist and this helps.
Do this for an hour and you will see why the handle should be a bit thinner.
After owning it for about 6 months, I like it even more. Since then, I've purchased 2 Tomahawks and a SOG Kukri. I love the Kukri and it has its own strengths, but going back to this parang is nice too. Again, the more compact size is easy to carry, lightweight but still enough bulk to have a good hacking feel to it and really love that thin handle grip. It does give you more control in many ways and wears out your strength a lot less.
I'll take the Kukri with me a lot of places, but this parang goes on most hikes and all camping trips. It's even come in handy just in my yard when I didn't want to get out the clippers to trim a tree overhang of its smaller branches.
I own many machetes, another parang, and assorted "like" tools, but this is unique in it's edge shape, and feels really cushioned in the hand.
The balance is great, and once you get the swing of it, (in terms of where the blade is most efficiently used) you will love it.
I also own the larger one, and like it as well. Everything is the same as the large one, but scaled down. This small one is lighter, easier to carry, and for me, a bit more practical for a backpack, or big-knife side carry.
It is a nice combination between an actual machete and a knife. I've been using it just for a couple of weeks now and my experience so far has been good. I would recommend this purchase.
I had difficutly when trying to remove the blade from the holster becasue somehow you cant pull it out smoothly on the first try. But again there is a certain angle that it comes out . So when you try to pull it out of the holster quickly maybe at first you will find it kind of difficult.
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