You Won't Need to Call Out in the Jungle. But the Brush Will Cry Mercy.
With a generous sized blade, comfortable handle and reinforced nylon sheath, this is the survival parang to use when you are your own rescue party.
The Halfachance™ is a beefy fixed blade survival parang designed by award-winning custom knifemaker Ken Onion of Kaneohe, HI to be tough, strong and work like an ox. A thick, carbon steel blade has a black powder coat that is durable in extreme environments. Built for hard use, it easily takes an edge in the field after you've finished cutting yourself out of the depths of the jungle.
Half the battle in any survival situation is with your own physical exhaustion. To combat that, the double injection molded handle is ergonomically designed to reduce hand fatigue and features multiple lanyard holes for varied grip options. The result is more efficient slicing action when you need to cut your own path.
This parang includes a reinforced nylon sheath with a unique velcro belt loop system that can be changed between two positions: dangling or snug against the belt. An extra paracord fob comes laced onto the sheath for emergencies or lashing this parang to a pack, truck, or pack mule.
Reach for the blade that brings you home safely—even when you have only Halfachance™ of survival.
"Though I have been a devout knife collector since childhood, collecting mostly production knives and anything else I could find, I was unaware of the custom knife industry until 1989 when I saw an issue of Knives Illustrated at a local drug store. From there I found a local knife maker named Stan Fujisaka and begged him to teach me. I made my first knife in November 1991 and have continued the craft since.
- Open Overall Length: 19.5 inches
- Weight: 1 lb. 4.4 ounces
- Length: 14 inches
- Thickness: 0.1 inches
- Material: 65Mn Carbon Steel
- Blade-HRC: 52-56
- Finish: Bead Blast then Black Powder Coating
- Grind: Flat
- Style: Drop Point Parang
- Edge: Plain
- Handle Material: PP Core, TPR Overmold Black with Faux Pigskin Texture
- Carry System: Black Nylon Sheath
- Weight: 6.1 ounces