Category Archives: Borneo

borneo parangs from Penans, Ibans etc

More parang candong from Borneo

Interest on the parang candongs from Borneo has been encouraging. Fredde’s video on the parang has probably helped create the interest. As of today, we have received more than 2 lots of the parangs and we hear that the makers … Continue reading

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Parang Iban like Ray Mears arrives

Its been a few months that I have placed orders for the Ray Mears styled parang from Borneo. While the bladesmith has been able to produce the blades, the carpenter seems to be ailing (that’s according to the bladesmith). Anyhow, … Continue reading

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Long (Panjang) ‘Duku’ from Batang Ai, Sarawak- a true user

    The word ‘Duku’ means parang and when I visited an Iban village in Batang Ai, Sarawak some months back, the chief of the village (after noticing how much I admired his parangs) decided to present me with a … Continue reading

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The makers of Ray Mears styled parang from Batang Ai, Sarawak

There has been lots of inquires on the Ray Mears styled parang from friends on the internet. While there are makers and sellers who are cashing on this ‘parang fame’, not much is not about the original maker of this … Continue reading

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The small parang blade belonging to Penan guide (Borneo)

This is a parang blade belonging to a Penan by the name of Mr Siang who lives in one of the villages near to Long San in Sarawak. This blade is rather small but comes complete with the smaller Penan … Continue reading

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Traditional hand made parang ‘bokok tondok’ from Bidayuh village in Sarawak

This is a hand made bokok tondok parang purchased from a local villager when I visited Kampung Semban (to meet the Ladies of the Rings) in 2010. A few of us were walking on the trail when we bumped into … Continue reading

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Ordering Penan parangs from Sarawak

I finally manage to order a few Penan parangs from the interior of Sarawak. About 5 hours on logging trail 4WD, my friend who was traveling into a remote area near Long San has finally sent me an SMS…informing me … Continue reading

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The concave convex parang of Ngang- a Penan of Borneo

This parang, used by a Penan called Ngang in the interior of Sarawak, Borneo has a blade with a concave (on one side) and convex (of the other side) profile. I met Ngang, who’s full time work is a bladesmith … Continue reading

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