Parangs and bolos

Stormcrow

Well-Known Member
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.

parangobolo 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.

parang01 by James Helm, on Flickr

parang02 by James Helm, on Flickr

parang03 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.

bolo01 by James Helm, on Flickr

bolo02 by James Helm, on Flickr

bolo03 by James Helm, on Flickr

bolo04 by James Helm, on Flickr

bolo05 by James Helm, on Flickr

bolo06 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.

use01 by James Helm, on Flickr

use02 by James Helm, on Flickr

use03 by James Helm, on Flickr

use04 by James Helm, on Flickr

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