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  1. Ajambari

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    Yangdu described the Ajambari knife as her and Kami Sherpa’s "special" knife. I believe it is their joint design.

    The knife is beautiful yet built for function. It has a chiruwa handle.

    Distinctive features are the brass liners between the handle slabs and the tang, and between the pins and the wood.

    The handle is of a close-grained US hardwood. My guess is either a light walnut or cherry. It has deeply incised patterning. Considerable care has also been taken with the sword of Shiva.

    The butcap is done with a steel/brass/steel sandwich, with a mirror polish. It is oval with no points to poke the hand.

    Mass = 650 g, equivalent to 23 oz
    Length – 16"

    This knife, although beautiful enough for display, would also be a great working knife for a truck or a homestead. It is a convenient size, with enough length and mass to give it a bit of authority. My guess is that even after it had been working for 20 years, anyone looking at or handling the knife would still understand that it is, as Yangdu described, special.
    Howard Wallace

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2010

    Is this in the making?
    “Choose the knife design that looks most useful to you and your past experiences.
    What someone else tells you is based on their use and history.”-Daniel Winkler

  3. Keep your eyes open.
    Howard Wallace

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Penang Island, aka Pearl of the Orient, Malaysia
    Eyes open waiting

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 1999
    Austin, Texas
    Quote Originally Posted by Cotherion View Post
    Eyes open waiting

    Avatar knives:
    Himalayan Imports Uncle Bill Memorial Salyan khukuri by kami Bura; 2008/09/10/11/12/13/14/15/16 Traditional Forum slipjoint folders

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Wildwood in the Midwest
    Wow, the replica is embellished a little over the original but the blade shape and handle design are a great match. Rajkumar did an amazing job with this.

    The raffle will be for kamis' children school funds?

    Original thread: Historical-Khukuri-Gets-A-New-Life

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Alaska, USA
    I think this is a special piece too. Nice MK3ish handle, outstanding butt plate design, fairly nice weight, and a good finish with beautiful attention to detail.
    The Critics agree with us .
    Last edited by sweetcostarica; 07-03-2012 at 03:17 AM.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Perth, West Australia
    I really like the overall shape of this and a villager fit and finish with an unadorned handle and blade would go to the top of my list of this year's "must haves".
    Last edited by blinky bill; 06-25-2012 at 12:50 PM.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Great lakes state.


    What a beautiful knife! Special indeed.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 1999
    KL, Malaysia
    Wow .. that's a very nicely built khuk Howard
    16" OAL .. is that means 10" blade and 6" handle?
    Cute little cho just at the right place IMHO
    And I like the handle!

    Quote Originally Posted by Yangdu View Post
    .. I .. call it "Ajambari Khurkuri." That name means "Forever
    Never Dies" ..
    Now I like this name very much


  11. Not by the knife now but you should be able to get the handle/blade ratio from the top picture.
    Howard Wallace

  12. The first Ajambari deserves more of a workout than I will give it, given my current lifestyle.

    One of my friends is developing her little homestead in the forests of the Idaho panhandle. When last I saw her she was sitting on the floor of her unfurnished house in the outback, with no knife onsite, but a look of grim determination on her face. She has agreed to give the forever knife a home. She tells me she will let us know how the knife performs. It may take a while for the knife to get to her, and a while after that for her to form opinions of it. Stay tuned though. We should eventually get feedback from someone living a lifestyle that will truely challenge the knife.
    Howard Wallace

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