Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Weight
Village Parang ...
Excellent service from the Knife Center, the knife shipped quickly and received in good order. Out-of-the-box the fit and finish is very good for a knife in this price range. It is sharp enough to use straight away without hesitation. However, it comes with a bevel ground edge where, I believe, a convex edge would better serve a knife this size. But, that's my choice and was easy enough to correct. The blade sharpens easily and hold an excellent edge. Chops very well and takes big/deep bites into the wood. Weight forward balance allows lots of momentum for quick felling/limbing. The handle's circumference is massive and obviously intended for larger hands than mine (which aren't small) but, the scales and hardware are of good quality and appear solid affixed. The sheath is so-so to okay if you're not going to belt carry and the blade seems to fit a little too loosely in it. My suggestion is to either sew down the belt loop or fabricate a new sheath for yourself. Overall, I have no regrets with the purchase and would comfortably recommend the Village Parang as a good value to purchase.