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Fox Parang Bushcraft, bamboo fire and friction pot hanger

Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by martineden, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. martineden

    martineden

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    Jun 26, 2007
    Today I want to try my Parang Bushcraft in two different skills, my purpose is to learn more on using this big knife for fine jobs.
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    First of all, a bamboo fire: I need two pieces of bamboo, one roughly 10” long, the other one 15” long or more. Making the first piece:
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    Now, it’s time for some bamboo tinder, I will use the remaining part of the first piece
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    Now, I want two lean stakes, they will help me to stuck the tinder firmly in the first piece of bamboo
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    Working now on the second piece of bamboo
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    one of the side should be sharpen
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    Now, working the tinder, to make it fluffy
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    It’s time to making coal
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    it’s matter to quickly move up and down the first piece of bamboo whit the tinder, against the sharpen edge of the second piece of bamboo…
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    …until you had hot coal…
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    …and if you breathe on it gently, you will had this finally
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    ....to be continued
     
  2. martineden

    martineden

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    Jun 26, 2007
    Some walking…
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    … and I’m ready for my second skill. I want to make a friction pot hanger:
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    Let’s try it
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    This way, you may set your pot at the highness that you need above the fire
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    And you may also rotate at right or left side the pot, as you like
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    The Fox Parang Bushcraft is a knife for heavy jobs, as batoning and cutting big woods, and fine jobs are not his cup of tea. Anyway is still possible to perform fine tasks, using it properly.
    Regards,
    Alfredo
     
  3. Tommythewho

    Tommythewho KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    767
    Aug 21, 2011
    Great review, good pics and excellent pot holder tip! thanks
     
  4. TheGame

    TheGame

    Sep 24, 2008
    Good pics. I've been seeing the Fox Parangs more and more, recently.
     
  5. 6shooter

    6shooter

    Sep 12, 2009
    Never seen a pot hanger like that, very cool! Nice post :thumbup:
     
  6. tknife

    tknife Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 18, 1999
    Great pics and skills practice :thumbup: I've always liked the look of those Fox parangs, looks like a useful tool.
     
  7. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Great pics man, and great blade use! Nice post!

    That said...my god that blade looks chipped all to hell, what have you been chopping on, and what steel/hardness is that?
     
  8. riz_aaroni

    riz_aaroni

    Feb 7, 2007
    Thanks for the photos and story. Always liked Fox knives.

    First thing I noticed. I wind up wind small dings sometimes, though those are some serious chips. Maybe just reprofile to a more obtuse angle?
     
  9. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    My thinking too, maybe convex the edge.
     
  10. martineden

    martineden

    619
    Jun 26, 2007
    Many thanks to all of you.
    About the Fox Parang, the steel is the Bohler N690Co, HRC 58 - 60.
    I'm testing that knife (I'm the designer, so I'm interested to discover his limit and problems) since 2.5 years for all kind of jobs, including splitting an old 15 gallons metal box to do a fire reflector, as per follows. This and similar tasks are the reason for the chipping points.

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    Last edited: Jun 24, 2012
  11. celebornen

    celebornen

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    May 6, 2010
    i really enjoy these posts, my local blade shop just got this in... the only thing keeping me from buying it is the lack of piercing capability, did you also design the fox trakker?
     
  12. martineden

    martineden

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    Jun 26, 2007
    Thanks mate.
    No.
     
  13. wildmike

    wildmike

    Nov 17, 2007
    Great review! Thanks.

    Celebornen. Piercing tasks could be performed with a smaller companion blade. Though the tip of this one appears sharp enough to open game. It's design accentuates heavier tasks.
     
  14. Goose_52

    Goose_52

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    Feb 8, 2009
    Great post! That pot holder idea is slick. I also like how you ripped that can open to use as a fire reflector.
     
  15. WILLIAM.M

    WILLIAM.M Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 14, 2006
    Love your photos and reviews

    EXCELLENT!!!!
     
  16. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Ah yes, now I remember this and your first post on it as well on another forum. I understand the damage now, not bad at all for all it has been through.
     
  17. bubba5603

    bubba5603

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    Apr 4, 2009
    I have owned/used my Fox Parang for about a year and a half and find that it works very functional. Unfortunately I rarely have the opportunity to use it as my ten year old daughter has claimed it as her favourite bushcraft blade and she pairs it with my Helle Temangani.
     
  18. sicily02

    sicily02

    Nov 23, 2005
    Pretty cool.
    I love the bamboo friction fire.


    I have used the type of pot hanger before also they work great.

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    Bryan
     
  19. Woods Walker

    Woods Walker

    Jun 3, 2010
    I have never used bamboo for a friction fire. Thanks for the photos.
     
  20. martineden

    martineden

    619
    Jun 26, 2007

    Hi. A pic of your daughter with trhe knife should be welcome! :) Enjoy!
     

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