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.
The parangs ended up with hemp cord wraps and paracord Turk's head knots. All of them got Boltaron sheaths.
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.
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.
Always glad to see my blades put to work. :)