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Parang and Parang XL.

Discussion in 'Group Buys' started by ged, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. ged

    ged Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    If you mean the FKMD parangs, then yes.

    I returned two unsold XLs to FKMD via Heinnie for replacement under warranty. I had damaged one of them, with very little effort, cutting relatively soft wood. According to Heinnie the replacements are due to be with me around the end of January. They are supposed to be tougher than the ones I returned.

    I have one of the six-inch left unsold and unused. It includes the survival kit. I gave one of these to my wife at Christmas. She likes it a lot, in fact it's by her side on the sofa right now. :rolleyes: A week or so ago I used it to cut some hard dead wood on a fallen ash to clear a path. I was not gentle with it. Afterwards it showed no sign of damage, even the black coating was still in great shape. Then I made a spoon with it and some of the ash I'd cut up. I found I particularly like its spine for using two thumbs to do push cuts. Unfortunately the handle is a bit too small for my wide hands. I'm thinking about making another handle. :) A couple of days ago my wife used it to cut up some fabric :rolleyes: and it was still pretty much as sharp as it came out of the box, even after hacking through that hard ash.
     
  2. atross

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    GED

    Once again, thank you for going above and beyond!

    I have the smaller parrang and love it, great knife and holds an edge well!

    Ash
     
  3. Pepperana

    Pepperana Full Member

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    Guys I recieved my Parang Yesterday.
    A brand new XL !

    Good Service Ged, Hennies,FOX.

    I am problay gonna sell mine because of the fact that I bought a Husq Hatchet which I love!
     
  4. JonathanD

    JonathanD Ophiological Genius

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    What improvements have been made?
     
  5. Pepperana

    Pepperana Full Member

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    As far as I know the have an other heat threating which brings tougher steel.
    So the Parangs can get some heavier work to handle
    But Ged can inform you more about it.

    (I sended him an email around 13 jan. and he was saying that he was going to Europe for a few weeks so he could be afk)
     
  6. Alfredo

    Alfredo Settler

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    Double heath treating, and the grind angles were slightly enlarged.
     
  7. korvin karbon

    korvin karbon Native

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    Mines arrived several days ago. Just not been home to try it yet!!!
     

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