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    All of this information is available either here at the Forums or on our Retail site, we have gathered it here in this sticky simply for quick and easy reference. All information provided here originated with the Nepali people, the Founders of Himalayan Imports or contributing Forum Members. For further information, please follow the links below.




    Want to Know how to Shark a DOTD with the best of them? Read this very important Information:
    Ordering & Shipping Information

    Your Himalayan Imports Product is Warranted against defects in materials and manufacture. Please see this thread for details.
    Himalayan Imports-Limited Lifetime Warranty

    Please Read the Safety Sticky!!!! We value your safety!!!!
    The Latest and Greatest Safety Thread-REQUIRED READING!






    As per Spark, Bladeforums owner and administrators wishes, we must must keep Off-Topic posting limited to the Cantina. This keeps our valuable H.I. Khukuri information Safe. Your Cooperation on this matter is greatly appreciated:
    No More Off Topic Threads In This Forum

    If you would like to purchase your khukuri Online at the Himalayan Imports Store, You may do so by going here:
    Himalayan Imports Online Store

    Uncle Bill had basic philosophies and rules for his life, and for this forum. We, as friends, are caretakers of these philosophies and rules. Please take time to read the Himalayan Imports
    Forum rules and Philosophy revisited.
    Khukuris-a review and overlook mostly for newbies and strangers

    Since Uncle Bill left us, It hasnt been an easy road. It has been an interesting one though. Above all we value Tradition, Family, Friendship, Honesty and Integrity. All the things he stood for and wished for in life and for Himalayan Imports. This will give you a glimpse of what it is all about :
    Keeping the Tradition and Dream Alive

    The Himalayan Imports Cantina Where the H.I. Cantinistas relax and enjoy themselves. Pull up a barstool and make yourself at home. Be sure to visit the Cantina Library at the top of the forum, many past interesting subjects are on the shelves there.

    Are You New to Khukuri's? Are You Wondering which one to buy First? Give these a read:
    A Little Khukuri Primer
    First Khukuri- Recommendations and Reasons
    The Weight Issue- Einsteins Theory Of Khukuri Relativity 8>D



    A Memorial to the Foundation of Himalayan Imports, Men whose Spirit and Ideals have touched many in friendship and are the beacons from which H.I. shines. They will always be with us in Fond Remembrance.
    In Memorium- Bill Martino and Rusty Slate
    In Memorium- Edutsi Yvsa Gigagei
    In Memorium-Rememberances of those who have passed away

    Want to read some Past Reviews of H.I. products? Here they are for your viewing pleasure.
    H.I.Reviews 1
    H.I. Reviews 2
    H.I. Reviews 3


    Himalayan Imports Khukuris have proudly and honorably served with the United States Military in the Wars in Iraq and Afganistan. Some have even seen action in Pakistan, Iran, India, Panama, Lebanon, Israel, Columbia and Peru. Many of these Khukuri were donated to Individual Soldiers by Uncle Bill and Several Very Gracious and Honorable Forumites. Click here to see the:
    Himalayan Imports War Record

    Ever wonder if Himalayan Imports Khukuri have been on the Silver Screen? Why, Yes they have!:
    Himalayan Imports Khukuri at the Movies

    Are you finding the Abbreviations we use on this forum confusing? Here is a list of the Common Abbreviation we use, and their meanings:
    Commonly Used Abbreviations

    For your viewing pleasure, check out our
    Picture Thread !!
    And the
    Swords of H.I. Thread!!
    For seldom seen models, special runs and models not listed on the Website or Store, please see:
    The Missing Pages In the H.I. Catalog
    The Missing Pages.pdf


    For a rough guide to the Kami marks and The significance of the Devangari Script markings on your blade please check out the Kami Mark Guides. (This list is not a complete guide due to Kami turnover, if you are unable to find posted information on markings that appear on your blade, please post a topic and Yangdu or H.I. forum members will assist you. Please be patient.)
    Kami Mark Guide 1
    Kami Mark Guide 2
    Kami Mark Guide 3
    New Kami Mark Guide
    KamiSignsMarks.pdf
    New Kami's .pdf


    For an excellent guide to Khukuri construction and termiology please look here:
    Construction and Terminology

    Khukuri Construction and Terminology. Terms such as Karda, Chakma, Chirra, and Cho amongst others are explained there. A quick note regarding the Cho: It does not affect the performance of any khukuri in any way, shape or form. In all honesty, it isn’t a "real" khukuri without one. While you may request a khukuri without the cho, it is there for religious reasons. All of H.I. products are blessed by Bishwakarma Puja before shipment, the only khukuri in the world to carry such an honor !!! For more details on that, Visit the Himalayan Imports Retail Site or Refer here:
    Ceremonies and Blessings

    For an in-depth and superb report on khukuri shapes and dynamics, please take a look at this page by Daniel Koster:
    Khukuri Dynamics

    You can learn to properly sharpen your quality Himalayan Imports product the traditional way or by modern methods by visiting the FAQ section at the Himalayan Imports retail Site, or by reviewing this vast index of past H.I. threads compiled by forum member ddean and some threads by other forum members:


    Probably the best sharpening post ever made
    Tips Tricks and Useful Finds
    Sharpening a Khukuri
    Simple way to put a convex edge on a CAK?
    How To - Sharpening Questions... again....
    (WiP) A kukri's "working edges"


    Do you feel the need to refine your Chopping Technique? Find out how here:
    Chopping Technique

    For Terminology, History, Care and Maintenance. You can find it in the Himalayan Imports Khukuri FAQ:
    Himalayan Imports Khukuri FAQ's



    This collection of information is the result of hundreds of years of knifemaking by the Kami caste, the many years Himalayan Imports has been in business, and the efforts of many great forumites, credit should be given, but not limited to the Kamis and people of Nepal, Kami Sherpa, Uncle Bill, Yangdu, Rusty Slate, James Mattis, Foxjaw, Howard Wallace, Benjamin Slade, Nasty, Yvsa, Steve Ferguson, Steely_Gunz, tedwca, munk, Dan Koster, ddean, DannyinJapan, rksoon, Nicholas, warty, Killa_Concept and many other wonderful Forum members who've taken time to lend a helping hand.

    Dhanyabaad and Namaskar!!
    Pheri bhetaunla
    Ayo Gorkhali!


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    ~Himalayan Imports Product Reviews~


    CHOP OFF VIDEO: NMFBM vs FFBM vs Himalayan Imports 18" AK
    Busse FFBM vs Himalayan Imports 16.5" AK Chopping Video.
    Kerambits: Original and the C' Bit
    The ASTK,or one of the best ideas coming out of Nepal
    Sgt. Khadka Chainpuri and Bura Dukti preliminary - WOW!
    C-Kerambit by Dil Kami and other pics
    13 Inch Ultimate Fighter
    NEW product HI - Der Hauswehr
    15 Ganga Ram
    The Bonecutter Files
    13 inch 21 ounce black/blade CAK by Sher the (tiger)
    its been a while coming ! ww2 !
    Bura Villager Tarwar:
    24" Teardrop Fuller Sirupati
    Uddha Sword Sinawali
    The Ultimate Fighter...
    Super CAK
    Minireview: Tibetan Sword vs. Giant Chitlangi Bowie
    Long overdue Vojpuri review (for scotchleaf)
    My first Ang Khola
    Another satisfied customer...M-43
    AMAR SINGH THAPA KHUKURI (Pic heavy)
    Very Informal HI Khuk Chopping Comparo
    M-43 vs Bamboo
    The Bonecutter
    AK Bowie
    Jungle Knife by Sher
    "Super" AK
    Villager Hasiya
    Thoughts on the Bancharo
    Dui Chirra
    Tarwar makes one heckuva machete!
    Himalayan Imports 15" BAS
    R-6
    Villager Falcata
    My M-43 ROCKS!
    Shree Ten Chandra Samsher comes to Maine
    The Corporal's Big 'Uns
    Bura bowie
    R-10, a second look
    17.5" Chiruwa Ganga Ram
    16.5" WWII by Sher - Thanks Yangdu!!
    My first Khukuri: Chiruwa BAS
    Chiruwa Ang Khola
    Giant Chitlangi Bowie preliminary review.
    HI Calendar
    14" Trisul..or The Nepali Boot Knife
    My new BAS!
    16" Chiruwa Ang Khola
    Cult of the Bonecutter
    The Bonecutter Files - 16 inch
    My First HI Kukri!
    18" Panchthar Chitlangi
    Wolf's Battle Chitlangi
    My first real Khukuri!
    12" UBE is a Winner
    Bonecutter 16
    R-10 review
    Baby Ganga review.
    Sweet Rose Came a Calling
    Got my first Khukuri
    Review of 17 inch, 30 ounce Bojpore by Vim Bhadur kami
    Introduction and Boomerang review
    Kumar Karda
    Chiruwa Ang Khola Review
    R-6 Sarge from 11/20 is one tough cookie
    8.5" Bura Gool is a hard worker
    My 12" Ang Khola Proved to be Useful Again.
    A work of art that chops,slices and cleaves
    Giant Chitlangi Bowie finds home, WOW!
    12" AK: The Jeep Khuk
    I Love My New 15" Ang Khola Villager !!!!!!
    UBE Review and Pictures
    Review of a Masterpeice; almost
    The Manjushree AKA The Nepali Gladius
    JW Foxy Folly Review - Lots of Photos - Beware!
    Ultimate Fighter review; pixChit Bowie: First Impressions
    New M-43 review
    Uplander's AK Field Test
    Bhutan sword, or Patang
    11" SGT Khukuri review
    Hasiya Review and Pictures
    YCS Karda Review and Pictures
    Chopping day Munk cleaver + others
    Experiences with the 20" Sirupati
    R-4 Knife Review and Pictures (pic heavy)
    Chiruwa Ang Khola Review and Pictures
    Bhutan Sword and 21" Chitlangi
    Skean Dhu shootout- H.I., C.S. & Sarge-made
    Chainpuri and Baby Chitlangi - Photo Review
    Bura Boomerang (Hanshee) Review and Pictures
    Chainpuri Review and Pictures
    Short review of...Villager BAS
    Bagh Bhairab Review with Pictures
    Munk Bowie Review with Pictures
    Yin Yang Sword - Photo Review
    Foxy Folly Review with Pictures
    Villager Baby Ganga Ram Special Review with Pictures
    Movie Model Reivew and Pictures
    Gelbu Special Review with Pictures
    Balance Pictures and Review
    Sher Attitude Pictures and mini review
    JKM-1 newbie Review
    R-1 Pictures and Mini Review
    Museum Model: pix, review
    R-1 Stick Knife Arrives! - Review with pics
    Mini Review for Backward Blade Sword
    AK Bowie and Sher Attitude Review (Thumbnails Galore)
    The Backwards Blade
    The Air Divided by Tarwar
    REVIEW: Museum Model!!!
    First Impressions of the Rusty Sgian Dubh
    Balance Model Review
    The R-9: First Impressions
    Jungle Killer
    Jure first impressions
    15" Pen Knife Test
    Neem- 14" BDC review; Trisul, Sher Attitude Special
    Trisul: First Impressions
    Villager Pen Knife review
    HI Seax pics [56k warning]
     
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    New Kami's
    (Current List of active Kami's)
    3-30-11​


    Young Sher(the tiger) Kami's mark is a Madal Drum
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    Bhakkta Kami's mark is arrow (Danush rasi), in English = sagittarius
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    Tirtha Kami's mark is a Beer Mug.
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    Rajkumar Kami's mark is Mountain
    He is from hilly region, eastern part of Nepal Khotang village.
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    Shaila Kami's mark is a Flyflot.
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    Vim Kami's Mark is the Nepal Flag.
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