|Item Weight||13.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||25.5 x 6 x 1.5 inches|
|Item model number||31-002289|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||5|
|Number of Handles||1|
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Gerber Bear Grylls Parang Machete [31-002289]
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- 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, comes with nylon sheath
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Gerber Bear Grylls Parang
The Parang is a modern version of the traditional jungle tribesmen’s machete. Its heavy blade makes short work of branches or vines. An invaluable tool in the jungle.
- Angled Blade - Ideal for clearing brush or limbs
- Robust High Carbon Steel Blade - Enhances strength, corrosion resistance and ease 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 instructions and SOS
- Priorities of Survival - Pocket guide contains Bear’s survival essentials
- Overall Length: 19.5’’
- Blade Length: 13.5’’
- Weight (with sheath): 25.4 oz.
- Weight (no sheath): 19.4 oz.
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Gerber 31-002289 Bear Grylls Parang. The Parang is a modern version of the traditional jungle tribesmen's machete. Its heavy blade makes short work of branches and vines. An individual tool of the jungle. 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
Returned the item to Gerber for warranty replacement and was sent back the smaller compact version. I figure either the customer service is inept or they are aware of problems with the full size machete. Not worth my time or money to send this one back. Went ahead and bought a condor.
I don't hold a grudge about the recall. I would rather have a company tell me about something as dangerous as the blade breaking off a machete than not! Anyway they offer a free replacement so all you're out is some time.
I was notified of the recall by Amazon, and contacted Gerber immediately about replacing it. It took them about a month to get back to me, and my return box arrived just a couple of days after their processing notification email.
I figure I'll buy an extra one to use until they ship my replacement. Besides, my dad keeps 'borrowing' the one I have now, so I think he needs one of his own. Ordering something after a recall is really better than buying something else - you know they have fixed whatever problem they had, and probably spent a bunch of money doing extra tests to make sure nothing else goes wrong.
Oh, the sheath sucks though.
The redesigned model also comes with a redesigned sheath that doesn't suck!
My friend had the old parang machete, but because he had sent it to Gerber to receive the new one, we can't exactly compare ours to the previous version. But I can say this, especially for those who have seen this parang being sold before on Amazon, this parang design had an extremely high number of positive reviews.
With that being said, let's get on with the pro(s) and con(s):
- Very affordable
- Sharp out the box (isn't exactly razor sharp where you can shave a man's face with, but you can slice paper into ribbons)
- Good sized handle with a rough rubber texture (you can still get a terrific grasp even with gloves on)
- Comes with a sheath
- Relatively light-weight
- Extremely easy to sharpen
- 1/8 inch thick blade (enough to cut through dense brush, and thick branches; however, not recommended to split/baton wood with it unless other means are absolutely not available)
- Sheath is decent (it's not terrible, but if you have Kydex or other sheath making materials, I would go ahead and make another sheath for this parang)
I used this parang on my recent long hiking trips and camping trips in the woods. I was able to hack through just about everything. The only thing I avoided was using it as a log splitter/baton because I really didn't feel it was necessary to push the parang to its extremes especially when I had an axe with me designed for splitting logs (primarily pine in my area).
Overall, this parang is a "best value for your money". You can abuse this parang (within reason) and it will be continue to serve you. It's great to bring with on many long hiking trips and for camping. It's a wonderful machete because it doesn't hurt your wallet and your heart won't ache if it gets damaged or lost because a replacement is affordable. It's honestly a great buy for under $30.
Thanks for reading this review.
- T. Ho
There has been a recall regarding the machete's SHEATH where people have cut themselves while drawing out the blade. Unfortunately, I don't have a fix for this. What I have done instead was made myself Kydex sheath. It is very easy to make especially for this machete.
Anyhow, as always, please be careful when using this machete.
- T. Ho
Addendum: After 3 months of regular use in the rainforest, this machete is keeping its edge well, but it is rusting.
Addendum: After 5 months, it is still very sharp. No need to sharpen yet, and used every other day. As an aside, this machete generates conversation because of its unique shape.