“If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried”

I was in the jungle over the weekend and managed to snap the belt attachment on my newly made parang sheath, save a wild boar from my dumb-ass dogs (and get scratched to pieces for my efforts), find the wood traditionally used for parang handles and begin the rehandling project.

It was disappointing that the belt clip broke on the parang sheath, but it goes to show that only something that has proved itself in the jungle can be relied on to work in the jungle….and that the simple solution is often the best solution.

The photo on the right shows the wood block that will be used for the traditional-style handle being burnt before final carving.

The video below show the refined design for the parang sheath.