Bear Grylls Compact Parang
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 a fire starter by night.
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 over-sized 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.
Item # 31-002072
Overall Length: 38.3cm
Blade Length: 23.7cm
Weight: 385.6g with sheath
Steel Type: 1055
Handle Material: Polypropylene
Mildew-Resistant Nylon Sheath
Full Tang Construction
High Carbon Steel Blade
Angled Blade for Clearing Brush
Lanyard Cord Enhances Grip Security
Priorities of Survival Guide