Parangs and bolos

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Parangs and bolos

Post by Storm Crow » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:03 am

I recently forged out four choppers for inventory for the Blade Show, two parangs and two bolos. A couple of customers came along and laid claim to one of each design, so now I have one parang and one bolo for Blade. Better get hammering!

They were all forged from 3/16" 80CrV2 steel and came out light and fast in the hand.

Imageparangobolo by James Helm, on Flickr

The parangs ended up with hemp cord wraps and paracord Turk's head knots. All of them got Boltaron sheaths.

Imageparang01 by James Helm, on Flickr

Imageparang02 by James Helm, on Flickr

Imageparang03 by James Helm, on Flickr

The bolos got paracord wraps and fully sharpened top edges. The one claimed by a customer got a "rattler" pattern camo paracord per the customer's request, as well as a shoulder sling.

Imagebolo01 by James Helm, on Flickr

Imagebolo02 by James Helm, on Flickr

Imagebolo03 by James Helm, on Flickr

Imagebolo04 by James Helm, on Flickr

Imagebolo05 by James Helm, on Flickr

Imagebolo06 by James Helm, on Flickr

Both customers were happy with their blades. The fellow who got the parang sent some pictures of it being used for yard work, along with a blade from my buddy Tobin Nieto.

Imageuse01 by James Helm, on Flickr

Imageuse02 by James Helm, on Flickr

Imageuse03 by James Helm, on Flickr

Imageuse04 by James Helm, on Flickr

Always glad to see my blades put to work. :)
Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization.

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