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Gerber Bear Grylls Parang

The Gerber Bear Grylls Parang is a parang machete which features an angled blade made from high carbon steel, full tang construction, a textured rubber grip, and a lanyard cord attached to the grip for additional security. It stores in a nylon sheath which is ‘military-grade’ and mildew resistant. In addition, the sheath also has land to air rescue instructions and SOS sewn to the outside, and you also receive a pocket guide of Bear’s survival essentials.

I bought one yesterday for clearing some vegetation in my yard. Not the original intention for the blade, I’m sure, but I did find it’s not very sharp. Not a good quality for something meant for survival. It might be alright on zombies, though, since their flesh is already starting to decay.

You can check it out at: http://bear.gerbergear.com/gear/parang/

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8 Responses to “Gerber Bear Grylls Parang”

  1. red2alpha73 says:

    Show me a knife endorsed by Les Stroud and I’ll buy that.

  2. admin says:

    I’m with you on that one.

  3. Rembrandt says:

    Thing that bothers me about the blade is its”high carbon steel” label-that doesn’t tell me anything. It’s also made in China.

  4. Jay says:

    You’d be better off with one of Cold Steel’s machetes.

  5. Stevie says:

    What a load of marketing crap! Other than the shape it has no similarity to a real parang. Have a look here at the proper use of a parang from the main man of jungle survival Lofty Wiseman…http://youtu.be/eMLI6BhFV2c

    If you need a parang then the only place to get a decent one, made from old truck leaf springs, in down the Labi Road. The only endorsement they need is that they have been used by the Iban for decades.

    Nuff said.

  6. Austin says:

    Gerber has really fallen off with this product. I think these type of items are intended for big box stores. I bet hopes these items are never used on a “survival” situation. There are many reports on the web and blade forums that talk about the failures of the Bear/Gerber blades doing the most mundane of tasks. That’s my two cents.

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