Bidor 12 Inch Ray Mears Styled Parang

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)
Bidor Tools, Malaysia
  • Blade Length: 12″
  • Plastic injected textured grip that’s pinned to the tang.
  • Tempered 5160 Spring Steel.
  • Primary grind established at factory but may require further sharpening for desired edge.
  • Not aesthetically pristine and may have minor blemishes that are not considered defective.
  • Very rugged and natural finish

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These parangs are authentically made in Bidor , Perak. Hand made by the orginal owner’s son, they have 80 years of experience in blacksmithing. Their works are famous for their hardiness and ability to keep a sharp edge. The blades are differentially tempered for maximum effectiveness and durability.

Ray Mears popularized this parang shape, which is very similar to the Duku Chandong of Sarawak. A very capable chopper in the right hands. Suitable for large branches, trees and anyone needing a good survival or bushcraft tool .

SKU: BD12RM Category:

Blade Length

12 in.

Total Length

18 1/4 in.


1 lb. 1 oz.

Width at Widest Point

2 in.

Blade Composition

5160 Carbon Steel

Blade Thickness (Above Handle / At Tip)

5.72 mm. / 2.23 mm.

Blade Style

Blade Detail

Primary grind established at factory but may require sharpening before first use., Rugged Finish

Handle Material

Hard Plastic / Polypropylene

Country of Origin


Based on 1 review

5.0 overall

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris V (verified owner)

    This is an excellent tool. I have 3 wind damaged trees that I am taking down. I have decided to save most of the small limbs for stick stove fuel. I have 2 other machetes I have been using to limb the branches, a tramontina 12 and a OKC 12 camper. I really like both of them. This is just better though. The quality of the blade and its geometry are t superior. I can swing it forever like the Tramontina but it cuts slightly better than the Ontario on thicker stuff. My son and I made a giant pile of 8 inch long sticks with it tonight. He just continuously feed me branches and I chopped non stop. It looked like a beaver dam when we finished. No rub spots on my hand. No arm soreness. I don’t do very much real labor anymore so I was impressed. Again great tool. Pretty sure this is going to be my new big kitchen knife also.

    Chris V