Gerber® Bear Grylls Compact Parang
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- Compact design - easier to handle and maneuver than a full-size machete
- Strong polypropylene handle with zero-slip grip rubberized coating
- Includes mildew-resistant nylon sheath
- Backed by Gerber's lifetime warranty
The Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Parang has been paired down to a more packable and convenient size. Modeled after the tool Indonesian tribesman have carried into the jungles for generations, the Compact Parang is Gerber's shoulder-friendly answer to the standard, full-size machete. This stout and sturdy, 1055 steel blade serves as a lumberjack on the trail and a surgeon around camp. The size and shape of its 1 lb. 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 9.34'' blade makes it easier to handle in dense underbrush. Grippy, rubberized handle with lanyard. Comes with military-grade, mildew-resistant sheath, and a copy of Bear's ''Priorities of Survival'' pocket guide. Overall length: 15.08''. Weight: 13.6 oz.
Manufacturer model #: 31-002072.
Rated 3 out of 5 by 2
Rated 3 out of 5 by cvixx sheath problem
I use gloves when using this so no slippage problems, although I can see where that could become a problem. My complaint is that the belt loop on the back is for SMALL width belts only. If you use it on a wide belt it will not fit. I tend to like wide belts in the 1 3/4 range and this will not fit.
The blade is sharp and does not skitter along whatever you are cutting, or at least it did not do so for me.
March 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by RiverBottom Decent Product
Blade is strong and sharp. Rubberized handle gets slick when sweating.
September 24, 2013
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