I've been working to get ready for the upcoming Denver Knife Show and the Usual Suspects Gathering, both happening in August, as well as working on commissions. It's kept me busy. :)
Here's a mini-parang I'll be taking:
Positioned a little differently in the light:
The steel is my favorite, 5160, that has been triple normalized, triple hardened and triple tempered. The handle is a curved integral socket wrapped in hemp cord, with three-strand hemp cord Turk's head knots fore and aft. I tried something new, using West epoxy to impregnate the cord. I like the results very much and will definitely be using this more.
The blade is 10 1/4" long, including the choil, and 2 1/2" at its widest. The spine thickness tapers from approximately 3/16" next to the handle to 1/8" at wide spot.. The overall length is 16 3/8". It shaves hair nicely. :)
Here's how it looks in hand...or paw, as the case may be.