CRKT HalfAChance Parang - FYI

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  1. etrain16

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    Love that movie!
     
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    Story of my life :( :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah, old Gerbers good!

    New Gerbers bad!
     
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  4. jordanka16

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    Amazon emailed me this morning to tell me my parang will be here next week, looking forward to running it through its paces.
     
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    All mine have been bought in the last year or two
     
  6. ogre

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    Pervert :eek:
     
  7. The Heretic

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    Chopped up some green fallen maple and alder trees today - 3 to 4 inches thick. Did a good job of it, although it took longer and more work than sawing through them with a gas powered chain saw pruner.
     
  8. The Heretic

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    And I am receiving two more on Tuesday
     
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    Mine is due on Wednesday, and I have a price alert set up for if they go on sale again. If it's nice I would like to have one in every vehicle and one or two for the house. I use the OKC machete now but I like the idea of the parang style blade.
     
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    Do you have/use one of those pruning saws?

    Like such:

    Japanese Pruning Saw - Garrett Wade

    We have a fixed blade version similar to above (knock off-Coleman branded). Makes real quick cuts, especially if softer/live wood.
     
  11. The Heretic

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    I have a bow saw, but I don't use it. I use this:

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    I like a Strong blade and well thought out Grip, most store bought stuff didn't have what I liked, if they did, was too expensive so I built a 2X72" belt grinder, a couple forges and now make Exactly what I want. BUSSE was the main contributor to my dislike of over priced blades.
    CRKT makes some decent blades for the $$, Value is something we all seek and rarely find this day and age.
     
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    Hard to go wrong with Stihl.....
     
  14. etrain16

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    Got mine on Tuesday. Looks like a well built blade for the money. I'll hopefully give it a try this weekend out in the yard.
     
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    I got mine on Wednesday, it does look like a good blade, the handle is especially nice, looking forward to giving it a workout.
     
  16. The Heretic

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    Yeah, I got mine Monday - two of them in a large box with no packing. :rolleyes:

    Not that they were damaged, but I can see why Amazon makes no profit - their shipping practices are poor. The box was about 90% dead air - you could put another 50 parangs in it.

    I know they are all about speed and volume (and low cost and working their warehouse people half to death) but they have been in business for 23 years now and I think they would have learned by now how to make a decent profit on their retail sales and how to pack things for shipping - it is their computing services that are propping up their profits.

    No sweat off my brow - I am pleased to get some value goods and services from them, but I am not impressed by how they ship things - from my perspective anyway.
     
  17. Twodogs

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    I've had a cold steel kukri for about 20 yrs , used to sell woodsmans pals but they never cut like the kukri.
     
  18. The Heretic

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    I have a Gerber brush hook, but it doesn't compare at all.
     
  19. Flymph

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    CRKT makes a fine blade. I got the M16 a bout ten years ago on clearance at Walmart for like $13, I noticed they're still making them and sell for around $40. They're a good little blade.

    Reminds me, I should sharpen my knives tonight.
     

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