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    Lal Bahadur Bishwakarma also known as “Bura” is the Royal Kami of Nepal.
    Having made top-grade khukuris for the royalties, he was commissioned to produce some of the sharpest, toughest yet beautiful Nepal’s famed national knife for Himalayan Imports.Bura has stopped making any blades due to his health and his works are always in demand.

    This is Bura (on the left) with the late great, Bill Martino in Nepal:


    I have 3 pieces of Bura’s rare works that took me a hard time to let go; This is the 1st one and i will post the other 2 later.
    Bura D-guard Fighter

    15 ĺ” 31.4 oz. D-handled khukuri by Bura in very nicely figured hill walnut handle with D-handle brass guard and dragon-engraved bolster. About 4-5 of these were made,2 or 3 in 15" version and 2 in 18" version and those were years ago.3/8" thick at spine.
    Both Karda and Chakmak has hill walnut handle and the scabbard is very well made


    415 USD shipped Worldwide with tracking number and insurance.>>>>>
    *395 USD now*

    Will take PayPal only. No trades.
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    Bura Basdol

    Truly a special blade by its own: Bura made a few variants of these to commemorate his hometown of Basdol and it’s also the Turkey knife for Auntie Yangdu during Thanksgiving 2009.I've only seen one piece of this fancy version so far and Berkeley have one Basdol as well.
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...mi-pix-few!!!?
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...anksgiving-Day




    17” OAL, 25 Oz with about ľ” at spine. I cannot capture the hollow forged finish on the blade with my camera (it has very shallow fullers near the spine) but i believed that's what made the blade so light.
    The metal ring on the horn handle is made of 100% silver.
    Beautiful engraving on the pommel.This blade has only managed to slice juicy Turkey and it's been stored hence.
    Intact scabbard with matching Karda and Chakmak.Patina has been removed with Flitz and blade has mirror finish now.














    Comparison between my WWII 9th Gurkha regimental khuk (not for sale)


    250USD shipped worldwide with tracking number and insurance.-->> SOLD to Wingate
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    Thanks for looking.
    Bura series 3 on the way.
    Last edited by JayGoliath; 06-30-2012 at 10:20 AM. Reason: Basdol sold
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    I'm sorry to see you have to sell blades so beautiful....

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    I will take the turkey kukri please.
    Do confirm the length of the cutting edge for me please.
    Please conact me by email.
    Best wishes,.Oliver

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    Email replied, Wingate.

    Eman13, those indeed are hard choices.
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    Final Bura of the Finest Khukuri Series:

    Bura Dui Chirra (BDC)
    This is a Shop 1 model and was made before Uncle Bill (U.B) walked west and certainly the fullers are very distinct. The overall length is 14" in length.
    At only 17.5Oz this is an all-rounder camp tool that's easy to carry around as well as performing light chopping task.
    The handle is of beautiful Satisaal wood and the tang is tapered towards the butt.








    You can see some minor scuffs on the 2ndary bevel due to light use:



    Lal Bahadur's Biswarkarma insignia on the RIGHT SIDE of the blade (current blades all has Kami sign on the left face, U.B carving on the right face):




    The fitting on the sneath is snug enough that the khuk doesn't fall off when held upside down.


    225USD shipped worldwide with tracking number and insurance.---> SPF to Davidf99

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    Last edited by JayGoliath; 07-03-2012 at 01:56 AM.
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    Bura D-guard Fighter price reduced to 395 USD shipped Worldwide + insurance now.
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    so how old is the Bura Dui Chirra (BDC) exactly?

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    how old is it? i can offer $200.

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    Bura DUI Chirra for sale

    Sorry if i am bugging you, I am very new to forums and threads and all this stuff so I wasn't sure if you got my response about the dui chirra for sale, as I will be unsure if you receive this one as well. I was curious of how old the blade is. I am new and don't know when U.B. walked west or when Bura stopped producing blades. If armed with a better concept of the signifigance of the blade being produced in the era that it was I could have a better appreciation for it. Thanks, Dan.

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    DanBoy,

    Message sent to you.

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    The Basdol and BDC had been sold off. D-handled khuk is still available.
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    too rich for my blood. I am looking for several styles though if you have any other oldies for sale.

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