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    Default Condor Village Parang..

    Apologies for the ignorance,

    but I just found out that Condor makes a parang similar to the bidor/ray mears styled parang which blade design I prefer. I do already have the BG Gerber parang which I do love because of the similar blade design.. but I despise the handles.

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    I know condor is coming out with a new parang similar this year.. but looking at what is already out there it I just came across the Village parang they make. But when looking for pricing, I see it's ridiculously high apparently due to a shortage? Can anybody fill me in on what is going on please?

    Should I wait to purchase the new one? Thanks a bunch!

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    The VP is thicker than the 2013 Bushcraft Parang and has the wood handle/leather sheath combo vs the BP's polypropylene handle and nylon sheath. The VP is an excellent tool but a little hard to obtain right now. Just give it some time and I'm sure production will catch up!
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    They show "in stock" at Smoky Mountain Knife Works: LINK
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    Perfect info guys,

    this should help oodles. Thanks a bunch!

    I think the VP is the way to go.. I really only want 1 parang to depend on the rest of my life.. Having the BG Gerber parang as a backup is nice, but like I said it has some shortcomings.

    I will try to find as low of a price as possible on the Village Parang, and post back if I can beat the price listed below (again thanks for the link!) It's over $70 on amazon which is ridiculous imo.

    Are any pics of the Bushcraft parang available yet?

    Thanks again fellas
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    Check this thread that Joe started:

    http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showth...r-2013-UPDATED

    It shows some pics of the new ones coming out as well as having a link to the new products catalog.

    I suggest looking at the catalog and comparing the Village Parang and the Bushcraft Parang side by side.

    Here's the gist:

    Village Parang
    Overall Length: 18 31/8 inches
    Blade Length: 12 inches
    Thickness: 5.0 mm or 0.196 inches
    Blade Finish: Condor Classic (Looks like hammered steel)
    Handle: Hardwood
    Sheath: Hand Crafted Welted Leather
    Weight: 1.68 Lbs

    Bushcraft Parang:
    Overall Length: 19 3/4 inches
    Blade Length: 13 inches
    Thickness: 4.5 mm or 0.177 inches
    Blade Finish: Natural (Smooth)
    Handle: High Impact Polypropylene (Green)
    Sheath: Ballistic Nylon
    Weight: To Be Determined


    I would guess the Bushcraft will weigh less but no numbers yet. And the Village weight is without the sheath as far as I know.
    Both are 1075 High Carbon Steel.

    I wanted the Village and would have got one for Christmas if they were easier to find but with the Bushcraft coming out I think that is the way I am going.
    But check them both out and get the one you like the best.
    Or get both to help keep Joe and FortyTwoBlades employed - Did I mention buy it from FortyTwoBlades...

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    Its a tough call.

    I prefer the bushcraft blade but I also prefer the village handle. I also think the bushcraft blade is a little less ''tall'' which I like.

    I might send my Gerber parang to get re-handled.. But if I end up getting the bushcraft blade re-handled it will end up costing as much as the village. This is where I wish I was a more DYI person and had a workshop, but more importantly had skills to do such things.

    I can definitely see having a choose as my main user and my Gerber as a backup. I never found much info on the bidors, or pricing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muerte69 View Post
    Check this thread that Joe started:

    http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showth...r-2013-UPDATED

    It shows some pics of the new ones coming out as well as having a link to the new products catalog.

    I suggest looking at the catalog and comparing the Village Parang and the Bushcraft Parang side by side.

    Here's the gist:

    Village Parang
    Overall Length: 18 31/8 inches
    Blade Length: 12 inches
    Thickness: 5.0 mm or 0.196 inches
    Blade Finish: Condor Classic (Looks like hammered steel)
    Handle: Hardwood
    Sheath: Hand Crafted Welted Leather
    Weight: 1.68 Lbs

    Bushcraft Parang:
    Overall Length: 19 3/4 inches
    Blade Length: 13 inches
    Thickness: 4.5 mm or 0.177 inches
    Blade Finish: Natural (Smooth)
    Handle: High Impact Polypropylene (Green)
    Sheath: Ballistic Nylon
    Weight: To Be Determined


    I would guess the Bushcraft will weigh less but no numbers yet. And the Village weight is without the sheath as far as I know.
    Both are 1075 High Carbon Steel.

    I wanted the Village and would have got one for Christmas if they were easier to find but with the Bushcraft coming out I think that is the way I am going.
    But check them both out and get the one you like the best.
    Or get both to help keep Joe and FortyTwoBlades employed - Did I mention buy it from FortyTwoBlades...
    I'm out of them but hope to snag more as soon as they're available. Thanks for the plug, though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FortyTwoBlades View Post
    I'm out of them but hope to snag more as soon as they're available. Thanks for the plug, though!

    Not a problem. I had tried to get the Village around Christmas from you but you had none so I was waiting.
    But you can put me on the list as a sale for a Special Grade Bushcraft Parang.
    Figure I need to get on that one early...

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    I managed to score a Village Parang a month ago after trying to get one for six month. Of all the rustic style choppers from Condor, the VP is my favorite, and I love the Engineer Bolo and Pack Golok. The VP has plenty of reach, enough weight and the right edge geometry to chop almost like an axe, a great handle, and good sheath. Mine needed the edge thinned out a little, but once I got that done it was perfect.

    That said, I'm really excited about the Bushcraft Parang and Discord. The money for those two choppers is already burning a hole in my pocket. I really like the handle on that BP.

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    the village parang has a much heavier thicker non-tapered spine than the bidor parangs. I much prefer the balance of the bidors.
    I have bought a bunch from Nadir at outdoor dynamics with no problems. http://outdoordynamics.com.my/main.p...current_page=1
    It is more cost effective to buy several at a time to save on the brutal shipping costs.
    If ya want an authentic Asian parang with a handle sized for us westerners get a hold of Keong at sepu crafts, excellent parangs. I have two, a 10"blade and a 12" blade
    good stuff, great people to deal with. http://www.sepuh-crafts.com/2012/12/...ot-of-parangs/
    hope this helps!

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