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A veteran adventurer like Bear Grylls might be able to clear trail with a full-size machete as easily as most people trim their fingernails. For the rest of us, a weekend spent swinging a big blade like that is a quick way to make enemies with whole set of shoulder muscles you never knew you had. Which is why Gerber paired down the Bear Grylls Compact Parang to more packable, 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. 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 fire starter by night.
Specifications and Features:
Full Tang Construction
High Carbon Steel Blade
Angled Blade for Clearing Brush
Lanyard Cord Enhances Grip Security
Priorities of Survival Guide
Overall Length: 15.08"
Blade Length: 9.34"
Weight: 13.6 oz with sheath
Steel Type: 1055
Mildew-Resistant Nylon Sheath