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Please note: This article is about the weapon. For other uses of the term, please see Parangu (disambiguation).


A Parangu was a machete which was not made of the intricately folded steel of a katana. A katana could easily break a parangu in combat. [1]

Tool Edit

Parangu was a short blade with a wide tip, used to clear brush and weeds from land for farming or building. The Mantis Clan's sailors adopted it as both a weapon and a tool to cut rope with while sailing. [2] The weapon was particularly popular among the Tsuruchi Bounty Hunters, who used it as both a tool and a back-up weapon for when their bows were unavailable. [3]

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Parangu 2



  1. Way of Minor Clans, p. 25
  2. Complete Exotic Arms Guide, p. 29
  3. Book of Water, p. 31

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