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Parang Gadog Hitam - Indonesian Knife

  • $ 10495

parang is a type of large knife that is commonly used in Malaysia and Indonesia. It has a straighter and narrower blade than a golok, which makes it better suited for tasks that require a more precise cut.  “Gadong hitam” refers to a type of tree called Bischofia javanica.  "Hitam" means Black.


During Team KIL's recent excursion to Indonesia, we had a chance to meet with several local martial artists and weapons experts as we traveled to different villages.  In one of our most intense experiences, a few native men emerged from the jungle and quickly approached us while brandishing knives.  After a few heightened moments of careful communication, we realized that they were local artisan knife makers who were eager to show us their craftsmanship.  

It's easy to tell from these photos that their stylish and ornate knives were made with great care and consideration.  We were pleasantly surprised to learn that most of these blades were forged from steel that was salvaged from abandoned American military vehicles.  The handles and sheaths were carved from a variety of locally harvested Indonesian woods.  We definitely had to bring some back with us and make them available to you fighters who appreciate the art of native knives.  


Parang Gadog Hitam - Indonesian Knife

Weight, no sheath: 1.3 pounds

Overall length: 22"

Blade length: 15-3/4"

Blade width: at widest point 1-1/4"

Handle length: 6-1/8"

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