TheZeno4444: Maybe Condor listened to your analysis and designed the Eco-Parang. On my scale my Eco-Parang shows a weight of 15.9 oz. (my Condor Bushcraft Parang weighs 1.63 lbs.). I measure the blade to be 11.5 inches (9.5 inches sharpened), and a thickness of approx. 3mm.
sweetcostarica: yp erit said: "Měl by jste víc pracovat rukama a také hlavou. Takto se přece s mačetou neseká. Pozdrav z České republiky. Ať se daří." In English is: *"You should work more hands and head. This way you do with a machete mowing. Greetings from Czech Republic. All the best."*
sweetcostarica anwsers yp erit: Díky za komentář. Mají velký den. Which is in English: Thanks for the comment. Have a great day.
yp erit: Měl by jste víc pracovat rukama a také hlavou. Takto se přece s mačetou neseká. Pozdrav z České republiky. Ať se daří.
Ahmad Nazir (Rinjing): Hi, To be honest you need to improve your technique using those things, you will will be more impress once you know or master it.. regards from Malaysia
Mihai Milan: I think with Condor it's more about quality control ( as it is with the Bear Grylls Parang as we know). I have the Condor Bushlore (came razor sharp with no need to reprofile) and the Bushcraft Parang (came hair splitting sharp, sharper than the knife). I've handled a friend's Bear Grylls Parang and found it to be very poorly made (for a parang not a regular machete). Maybe it's also up to each person's personal experience as well. Out of all my knives the Bushlore and the Parang are my main blades when going out for longer trips. They're strong, durable (not made of mystery steel like the bear grylls parang) and cheap so it's not heartbreaking if I lose them or if something happens (but I really doubt anything will). Weight is an issue though because I usually hike about 20 miles, but I like the motto: If its too heavy, get stronger.
Dan Morera: Hey I was looking to your channel name, do you happen to be located at Costa Rica? Where did you find those machetes here?
Rawdog550: Those Condors need to be sharpened a bit befor using them and then they are GREAT
James Hart: I'm glad you said the BG Parang is only for light to medium use. The blad is thin, but way to hard, not enough flex for a good "Machete" As for getting the blade profile fixed. I have a guy who does that for me, for less then ten dollars a blade. I have three Condor knives and I've had them all reprofiled to a flat grind, much easier to keep sharp. I even had my BG Parang, yes I have one, reprofiled giving it a much more durable edge. But the BG Parang, I wont use on anything bigger around then say 3 inches. The Confor on the other hand is built to chop your way through a jungle. But in the end, use the right tool for the job. A small folding saw or small axe is much better on larger pieces of wood.
TOYOTER0: Great review and comparison... the music is a bit loud to hear you @3:15.
sweetcostarica: To skjoyner, That's fine I love to hang Excalibur-ish swords on the basement walls of my home in Ohio. But now I am in Alaska and I only endorse gear that works for camping, hiking, and survival. The Condor failed my tests and my needs because it's has a badly wide edge grind and it's just too heavy IMO.
sweetcostarica: They used to say that about Japanese knives. Now Japan makes some of the best mass produced knives in the world.
Today, with technology & the International Community no longer can we say: "I buy only American" or "El Salvadore (or Malaysia) produces excellent Parangs.".
American flags & Levis are made in China. VWs are made in the USA & Mexico. Japanese cars are made in Ohio. And on and on.
In fact China & Taiwan are now making some great knives.
We should now look at quality & not nationality.
sweetcostarica: The grind on the edge may be off (a possible lemon). The is what Joe Flowers thought & said he would send me another but has not yet.
The interesting part is that Cliff Stamp had similar problems with his heavier Village Parang. In any case the grind is too wide on mine.
Today I used the Cold Steel Jungle Machete (23.40 oz) and it's thinner grind just ate up wood. I was surprised at it's power. So I do believe that if you have a thinner edge than my Condor Bushcraft Parang it would work well.
Robb Kaczor: I always enjoy your vids but this time I am a lil perplexed. I own the Bushcraft Parang and it chops through lumber like crazy I would suggest trying a different one and see if you get a different outcome. Not trying argue with you but after owning one for myself I really wonder if something was not kosher with yours.
sweetcostarica: Thanks for the comment. Glad you like the Condor.
sweetcostarica: Oh, I got it.
In using the Condor & Gerber in my field test above I don't see how another video that Joe says:
"I feel once you find how to use it, you will find that it outdoes everything the gerber parang wants to do."
Am I using the Parangs in the wrong way? My video shows the opposite of the statement above from stock, factory grind Parangs. The only exception is splitting & that where a heavy blade with a wide edge bevel should work better. A Parang shouldn't just be a chopper (IMO).
carpkai: My Condor Bushcraft Parang is a beast. I did reprofile the edge on a 1x30 Harbor Freight belt sander.This is a great parang for processing wood. or bushwacking in general.
AlaskanFrontier1: well i mainly ment that for all the reasons you stated and the bold claim that it will "out-dothe gerber parang" not saying i love the gerber parang either but never using the tool im not going to nay say it
sweetcostarica: Hey AlaskanFrontier1,
I just want to correct Joe Flowers a little in that the traditional Parang's main job is jungle chopping but it is also for splitting, can do detailed work, debarks, & de limbs. It's a multi purpose tool..
So besides the terribly wide grind on the Condor Bushcraft Parang it's Achilles heel is it weight. At 24.40 (692 grams) this limits it as an all round tool. IMO a belt axe would be more useful in that weight range.
So I agree with you, Joe made a bold clam here.
sweetcostarica: Exactamente (exactly).
Condor Bushcraft Parang - New 2013 Model5
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