The Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Parang Machete is a smaller, lighter version of the original Gerber Parang Machete that is easier to pack and easier on users when employed for extended periods. Essentially a scaled-down version of the original, the Compact Parang features an overall length of just over 15 inches and a total weight of less than a pound the Compact Parang is still made from 1055 carbon steel and still features the tip-heavy design and overall lines as well as the performance of the original. The excellent handle design from the original is retained as well, rubberized overmolding for a sure grip with a lanyard hole for additional safety.
When traveling to remote hunting and fishing camps, space is always at a premium. Additionally, when hiking in the back country the old Infantry saying: "Ounces equal pounds and pounds equal pain" applies in spades. Both situations where a smaller tool with similar performance would be perfect. The Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Parang Machete is just the ticket.