Tag Archives: Stem

Flexible wood handle axe in action

Finally, I manage to make a video of Stem using his flexible wood handle axe to chop down a tree. There were a few doubtful response about the axe in my previous post (read here), so perhaps this video would … Continue reading

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Stem’s dedication to working with Sepuh Crafts

Some weeks back, I called Stem to ask him how he is. He told me he just recovered from flu and he did not waste time to add that he has not been working on any of the parangs. He … Continue reading

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Traditional adze of the Semelai

I made and uploaded this short video on a traditional adze that belongs to Stem (Semelai) from Bera in Pahang. Many have written in asking about the adze, so, here is the short video on it.       If … Continue reading

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A complete Malaysian parang with blade from Batu Kikir

Finally, a completed parang by Stem using a blade from Batu Kikir maker Mr Wong. It took Stem a bit longer as he was busy with his small rubber estate. The outcome I personally think is fantastic.

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Hand-made parang handle & sheath

I knew Stem from Lake Bera would have the skill and knowledge to make parang handle and sheaths. A Semelai that makes his own dug out canoe, built his own house, carve his own spinning top using only a parang, … Continue reading

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New project with Orang Asal (indigenous people) community

I am pumped! I am very excited, happy and filled with hope that a ‘traditional craft’ project with an Orang Asal (indigenous people) village in Pahang is slowly taking shape. This is one of the projects I have been longing … Continue reading

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