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    Blade Length: 18"
    Overall Length: 24 1/2"
    Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel w/ Black Baked on Anti Rust Matte Finish
    Weight: 24oz (Approx.)
    Blade Thickness: 2.8 mm
    Handle: 6 1/2" Long Polypropylene
    Sheath: Cor-Ex™

    The Barong is common throughout all of Southeast Asia. Often used as an agricultural tool, it is also known as a savagely effective implement of warfare.

    A popular blade style within the Filipino martial arts, the Barong has a fearsome reputation for inflicting massive wounds and deep slashing cuts.

    The Barong also makes an excellent bushcraft tool. Cleaving vines and branches with ease. Its classically shaped down-turned polypropylene handle anchors the blade in the hand and helps to resist centrifugal forces when making a hard chopping or slashing strokes.

    Its beautifully curved 18 inch leaf shaped blade is made from 1055 Carbon Steel with a baked on, matte black finish to aid in rust resistance, and each Barong comes complete with a Cor-Ex sheath for ease of carry and convenience of use.

    Many of the employees here at Cold Steel, including our company President Lynn C. Thompson are practitioners of the Filipino Martial Arts and have great admiration for the Barong. We are proud to release this new interpretation of the classic Barong to our modern tactical Machete offerings.

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    I really wish cold steel would make a Ginunting machete to compliment this beautiful Barong machete.
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    Wonderful blade, love the redesign of the handle to look more traditional. Like many others here, if CS were to make more Filipino-type blades like the Kampilan, I'd buy them in a minute!
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    I wish they would bring back the short version.
    That is the one I use at work all the time.
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    An awesome buy for $40.00 USD. A more traditional Barong with a handle made out of wood usually cost $230.00 USD. So I saw a review on Cold Steel's Bowie knife, another weapon that could be sold for $300.00 with better steel, and a more traditional handle, but we all know that Polypropylene works really well, so it's kind of difficult to not buy these things. I might even get the Bolo Machete next, since that's also a popular bladed machete from my ancestors part of the world. So I had heard, that the old model's handle wasn't the correct shape, but its been corrected, and it feels great. So I had seen a review for Cold Steel's Bowie knife, and even though the customer loved it, he had noticed, that 1 side of the blade was smooth, but his finger nail would get caught on the other side, so he had to sharpen it. So this seems to be a reoccurring problem, but it's fixable. So I bought an axe/machete sharpener, and worked on it today. I also tested, and the heavy steel seems to help it. but when I oiled my Barong, despite the fact that it was made with some type of anti-rust concoction. So after oiling it I wiped it down carefully, but the blade cut right through the cloth, and 2 of my fingers were cut. So I guess mission accomplished. My Barong is now razor sharp!
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    I don't actually own this yet, looks great though. Just wanted to let the poster above know that he's half right. Traditional formal Filipino shirts are called Barong's, however this blade style shares the same name. A parang has a similar handle but has a more upswept blade and not much of a point. Both styles are used throughout Asia not just the Phillipines.
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