Molded after the tool Indonesian tribesman have carried into the jungles for generations, the compact parang is a shoulder friendly answer to the standard, full size machete. 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 1 pound blade focuses weight toward the tip for more power behind every swing. With the high carbon steel, full tang construction, it's not going to bend, bow or wobble when it strikes hardwood. Compact 9.3" 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. Lanyard cord slips around your wrist for that measure of no-slip insurance. Mildew resistant sheath and strap it to your belt or the outside of your pack.