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    Khukuris

    Chuck Haggard brought up a story in a thread earlier this evening regarding the legendary Gurkhas and their khukuris.

    These are some Nepali khukuris I've accumulated over the years which were handmade by the kamis, (khukuri makers) associated with Himalayan Imports, generally of forged 1060 steel. The handles are generally horn or wood and the scabbards are wood covered in buffalo hide.

    Please feel free to add your own images of khukuris you may wish to share. The following link will take you to thumbnails of the images (most of which, regrettably, are old and not of high quality).

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    Blues, Great post. Is there a company you'd recommend for a Khuri purchase? I've wanted one for a long time, but was always reticent about quality. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_Jones View Post
    This thread would be ~1031% more awesome if the images were embedded in the OP.
    Tom, some of 'em are .bmp as well as .jpg format and when I tried to load 'em directly from my chromebook to the post the files exceeded the allowable size.

    I didn't have time to load each one and then get a link from the hosting site. Apologies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willard View Post
    Blues, Great post. Is there a company you'd recommend for a Khuri purchase? I've wanted one for a long time, but was always reticent about quality. Thanks.
    Yes. Great khuks. Great people. Supports the work and livelihood of some worthy souls.

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    I gave my last khukri to #1 Daughter- it has been her favorite birthday-cake serving knife for over 20 years now. Granddaughter got to use in March for her 8th birthday.
    (It was one of the crappier finished ones, the scabbard was dyed with ink. I tossed the two little knives that were with it as they rusted in the sheath.) Probably made from worn out bus leaf spring steel with a horn grip and brass pommel & guard. It *will* keep an edge and has felled a few christmas trees as well as birthday cakes.

    Ah, found the pic:

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    My grandfather had an issue kukhri obtained from a Ghurkha in a blade swap during the Korean War; but a cousin pilfered it after grandpa's passing.
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    Thank you, Tom. That was kind of you to do.
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    Never been a fan of traditional kukri's, though I am sure the kukri linked in the above posts is worth it, just not something I'd probably spring for:
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    Kabar has a kukri which is made by Reinhardt, that isn't bad



    and of course cold steel has a kukri that is like $20 on amazon..




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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_Jones View Post
    you people are making me work today...
    Thanks Tom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex Luthier View Post
    I gave my last khukri to #1 Daughter- it has been her favorite birthday-cake serving knife for over 20 years now. Granddaughter got to use in March for her 8th birthday.
    (It was one of the crappier finished ones, the scabbard was dyed with ink. I tossed the two little knives that were with it as they rusted in the sheath.) Probably made from worn out bus leaf spring steel with a horn grip and brass pommel & guard. It *will* keep an edge and has felled a few christmas trees as well as birthday cakes.

    My grandfather had an issue kukhri obtained from a Ghurkha in a blade swap during the Korean War; but a cousin pilfered it after grandpa's passing.
    Priceless image and stories, Lex. Thanks for sharing, brother.
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