This Bear Grylls Parang Is Over Half Off Which Is Great News If You Need A Machete

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Obviously, the headline here is a little silly. This deal is addressed to those who “need a machete.” But honestly, who doesn’t need a machete?

For those who are unaware, the Parang “is a modern version of the traditional jungle tribesmen’s machete.” Here’s more:

Its heavy blade makes short work of branches and vines. An individual tool of the jungle. This Parang features an angled blade, ideal for clearing brush or limbs.Robust high carbon steel blade, enhances strength, corrosion resistance and easy to sharpen. Full tang construction, boosts durability. Ergonomic textured rubber grip, maximizes comfort and reduces slippage. Lanyard cord, acts as guard, enhancing grip security. Nylon sheath, lightweight, military grade, mildew resistant. Includes land to air rescue and SOS instructions. Priorities of survival, pocket guide contains Bear’s survival essentials.

When it comes to survival essentials, there’s probably no one I trust more than Bear Grylls. The fact that it’s his tool and also that it is currently available for under 30 bucks make this a must-own for all.

This machete is over half off (Photo via Amazon)

Normally $55, this machete is on sale for $24 (Photo via Amazon)

Gerber Bear Grylls Parang Machete on sale for $24.30

For those wondering, this machete is not affected by Gerber’s earlier recall on machetes. I’ll let reviewer T. Ho explain:

First off, this parang is NOT a part of the recall. Gerber issued a voluntary recall statement on its website which states that model numbers 31-000698, 31-001507, 31-000986, 31-001111, and 30-0006010 could break during use and cause a serious safety concern. Instead, this review regards model “31-002289” which so happens to be a superb machete for serious adventurers/enthusiasts who love the raw outdoors and also for the weekend warriors.

My friend had the old parang machete, but because he had sent it to Gerber to receive the new one, we can’t exactly compare ours to the previous version. But I can say this, especially for those who have seen this parang being sold before on Amazon, this parang design had an extremely high number of positive reviews.

With that being said, let’s get on with the pro(s) and con(s):

– Very affordable
– Sharp out the box (isn’t exactly razor sharp where you can shave a man’s face with, but you can slice paper into ribbons)
– Good sized handle with a rough rubber texture (you can still get a terrific grasp even with gloves on)
– Comes with a sheath
– Relatively light-weight
– Extremely easy to sharpen

– 1/8 inch thick blade (enough to cut through dense brush, and thick branches; however, not recommended to split/baton wood with it unless other means are absolutely not available)

– Sheath is decent (it’s not terrible, but if you have Kydex or other sheath making materials, I would go ahead and make another sheath for this parang)

I used this parang on my recent long hiking trips and camping trips in the woods. I was able to hack through just about everything. The only thing I avoided was using it as a log splitter/baton because I really didn’t feel it was necessary to push the parang to its extremes especially when I had an axe with me designed for splitting logs (primarily pine in my area).

Overall, this parang is a “best value for your money”. You can abuse this parang (within reason) and it will be continue to serve you. It’s great to bring with on many long hiking trips and for camping. It’s a wonderful machete because it doesn’t hurt your wallet and your heart won’t ache if it gets damaged or lost because a replacement is affordable. It’s honestly a great buy for under $30.

Thanks for reading this review.

– T. Ho

The sheath here leaves something to be desired, but the machete itself (for 56 percent off!) is pretty unbeatable.

Danny Trejo in 'Machete' (YouTube Screenshot/20th Century Fox)

‘Machete’ supports this machete (YouTube Screenshot/20th Century Fox)

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