Sure, we could quibble about the differences between tools and weapons, outdoorsmen and survivalists, machetes and parangs. But instead, let's focus on why you very much want the Bear Grylls Parang in your rucksack.
First off, the heavy 13.5-inch angled blade is great for swinging at limbs and brush as you swath a path through the forest, jungle or just your backyard. It can even be used for light chopping. But at under 20 inches in total length, it's still compact enough to take on any hiking or camping trip.
Sure, the wrist lanyard, textured rubberized grip and nylon sheath are great for safety. But the best other reason to grab this full-tang action is that it's available on Amazon at more than a 50% discount.
That's right, the price of this machete—or parang, or whatever it is—has been slashed in half. All the better for you to do your own slashing (in the safe, gardening, not psychopathic sense).
h/t: The Daily Caller