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KA-BAR 5603 The Adventure Parangatang Machete 14-1/8" Carbon Steel Blade, Brown GFN Handles - 2-5603-5

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Part Number: KA5603
Manufacturer: KA-BAR Knives
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Description
KA5603: Johnson Adventure Parangatang
KA-BAR
 
This machete is part of the KA-BAR/Johnson Adventure 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 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 Adventuregrip 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. 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
  • Blade Steel: 1095 Cro-Van Carbon Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 56-58 HRC
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Handle Material: Textured Brown Glass-Filled Nylon (GFN)
  • Sheath Material: Cordura
  • Weight: 20.8 oz. 
  • Made in USA
1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for it's extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel, most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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5 out of 5
Francisco
San Joaquin, CA
May 05, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Nice machete
I recently bought and used this machete. Let me tell you, it cuts really well, has a good weight, the handle is made really well. Only down side for me was the sheath but it does the job.
5 out of 5
Ldef
NorthWoods
Apr 09, 2015
Pros: Materials, Finish, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
tougher than tuff!!!
I've been chopping down everything from small shrubs to small trees with this ka-bar! Spring clean up has never been more fun. The blade is a chunk of steel sharpened to almost a razor blade edge. Seriously! BE CAREFUL with this blade! You could easily hack your own leg off with one wrong blow.Owning other Ka-bar I knew this blade was going to be darn good! That's why I bought two right off the bat. My only wish is that they would make a longer version of this exact model. Excellent blade and Excellent Service from Knife Center!!! Thanks! You have gained another loyal customer.
5 out of 5
Rev D
mint hill, nc
Jul 16, 2014
Pros: Materials, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
awesome machete
awesome machete. the blade is razor sharp and the balance wonderful. cleared some small trees, hacked up the stumps and the blade is still like it was just sharpened. love the grip of the handle and the heft of the blade.
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