Parang Lading is a weapon used by exponents of Silat Cekak and is also an agricultural tool.
This is a sort of generic design from a picture that I obtained from the net. The specific blade that I wanted to talk about is the O'Katz Parang Lading. From what I know, he only made 8 of these, and I am the proud owner of number 8.
I believe there are two differences between his design and the conventional parang lading.
1. His design is full tang compared to conventional rat-tail design commonly found in Malaysian parang
2. His long handle that caters for two handed holding.