KA-BAR 5603 The Adventure Parangatang Machete

This machete is part of the KA-BAR Adventure/Johnson line-up of knives. Built in the parang-style, the blade makes for a great choice for more intense chopping tasks, as the style was originally developed to deal with the woodier vegetation of Southeast Asia.

The 14-1/8″ blade of the KA-BAR Adventure 5603 is made from 1095 Cro-Van steel with a flat grind and an edge angle of 20 degrees. The blade comes extremely sharp right out of the box… trust me. The KA-BAR Adventure grip handle is made up of two textured Zytel scales, which provide great grip and hand feel. The length of the handle also allows for a couple of different grips depending on your current task.

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Weighing in at just less than 21 ounces, the Parangatang feels nicely balanced and should make for a comfortable item to carry and utilize in the field. We really like how the slim blade doesn’t compromise mobility with unnecessary broadness. It’s made in the USA and comes with a MOLLE compatible sheath. Overall, the KA-BAR Parangatang is an impressively balanced offering. It should make an ideal companion out in the field.





Specifications

  • Blade Length: 14-1/8″
  • Overall Length: 19-5/8″
  • Handle Length: 5-1/2″
  • Blade Shape: Parang
  • Edge Angle: 20 degrees
  • The Blade Steel: 1095 Cro-Van Carbon Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 56-58 HRC
  • The Blade Grind: Flat
  • Handle Material: Textured Brown Glass-Filled Nylon (GFN)
  • Sheath Material: Cordura
  • Weight: 20.8 oz.
  • Made in USA
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