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Parangs and bolos


Stormcrow

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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.

39307060370_f5ec8977e4_c.jpgparangobolo 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.

40405123084_00db5bc048_c.jpgparang01 by James Helm, on Flickr

39307061520_77e93afff3_c.jpgparang02 by James Helm, on Flickr

40405122764_ab6170b909_c.jpgparang03 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.

40405124844_72269d521e_c.jpgbolo01 by James Helm, on Flickr

39307062740_6b15d54a23_c.jpgbolo02 by James Helm, on Flickr

41115699801_8dd787e2de_c.jpgbolo03 by James Helm, on Flickr

40405124254_ccef2f08e2_c.jpgbolo04 by James Helm, on Flickr

40405123784_7a45f172a4_c.jpgbolo05 by James Helm, on Flickr

41115698671_e997372be4_c.jpgbolo06 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.

40405121714_5c7e6a7729_z.jpguse01 by James Helm, on Flickr

40405121744_985fce4cc4.jpguse02 by James Helm, on Flickr

40405121444_f0c646b36e.jpguse03 by James Helm, on Flickr

39307060010_fa4ec5e396.jpguse04 by James Helm, on Flickr

Always glad to see my blades put to work.  :)

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