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Three blems for 10/12

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Yangdu, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Yangdu

    Yangdu Moderator Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005

    Overall lenght --27''
    Weight --24 oz
    Spine thickness--1/4''
    Brass guard, buttcap and tip
    Hairline crack in horn handle most likely to go nowhere
    Standard leather sheath
    Great investment at $125 YBB *SOLD*





    20 inch 22 ounce Kobra by Tirtha. Lite and fast Knife. Epoxy fix crack in horn handle and five minutes worth of rust removal on blade. Bargain at $85 YBB. *SOLD*



    17.5 inch 23 ounce WWII by Tirhta. Nice rig. Epoxy fix crack in horn handle. Yours for $85 YBB. *SOLD*



    Email to [email protected] to get any or all
    First come first served
    Have a great weekend!
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2012
  2. Ta2warrior


    Aug 11, 2012
    Yikes another Wajaski... ;-)
  3. GoodStuff


    Oct 3, 2012
    You can make a sandwich from the next room with that butterknife.
  4. kookery


    Oct 11, 2012
    What does YBB mean?
  5. Browning A Bolt

    Browning A Bolt

    Jul 1, 2012
    YBB = Yangdu's Best Buy
  6. Steve Tall

    Steve Tall

    Aug 28, 2010
    That WWII has a remarkably low weight for its length (considering it's warranted for chopping).
    Costs $20 more than a KLVUK, but comes with a sheath, karda, chakmak, and a couple more inches of khukuri.
  7. kookery


    Oct 11, 2012
    I emailed for the WWII.
  8. abdelhazred


    Feb 16, 2010
    Congratulations and best of luck brother.
  9. wildmanh

    wildmanh KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 9, 2000
    Hope you got it. The WWII models are my favorite! As Steve mentioned above, this one is Relatively light considering it's length, but that will make it quite fast and hopefully nimble. My 16.5" WWII weights 21oz, not only is it a good medium duty chopper, it is also pretty good at brush work. Bet yours will be about the same.
  10. kookery


    Oct 11, 2012
    I'm hoping to get a lot of utilitarian use out of the WWII. It's my first kukri, but I'm tempted by the 20 inch kumar kobra here too. I just don't know what I would use a blade that big for, that the WWII model couldn't do just fine. I'm not a martial artist, and for just whacking a path through grass, I'm not sure such an impressive blade would be needed. In other words, somebody do your best to talk me into getting the kobra also :)

    I'm taking the advice from this discussion:


    Maybe I won't know what I want until I know what I have.
  11. davidf99

    davidf99 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    You could use the Kobra to defend against someone who tries to take your WWII. :)

    Actually there've been many discussions on this forum about which khukuris are best for which purpose, and the question of self defense always arises. As far as I'm concerned, the 17.5" 23oz WWII in this thread is a good length and weight for self defense, as well as being an excellent chopper. It's one of the designs that works as an all-around knife, whereas the Kobra is more specialized.

    The Kobra in this thread looks like a very nice knife at an excellent price. It's not a bad choice for a second khukuri (after your WWII). You won't get "a lot of utilitarian use" out of the Kobra, but you might be glad to have it as a piece of functional (and durable) art, or if someone challenges you to a duel. :)

    -- Dave
  12. kookery


    Oct 11, 2012
    Haha, I have a habit of showing up to macho parties in a wheelchair and/or crutches. Saves me a lot of grief. You would be surprised how troublesome life can be when you always introduce yourself as a professional wrestler (or whatever). It's funny until somebody tries to sucker punch you to prove their manhood. Naturally, I'm exaggerating :) The kobra would suit an exaggerator perfectly, but really, I'm try to cut back on that, haha.

    I'm still going to do my best to come up with an excuse to buy more kukris. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon, and for the rest of my life! Maybe with some martial arts training I could use one like a helicopter to get to work on time through all the traffic? Maybe it wouldn't even need to fly to make people get out of the way...
  13. GoodStuff


    Oct 3, 2012
    Congratulations. For a does almost anything camping, hiking, outdoor knife, IMHO, a kukri is the way to go, and i think this one will fit your needs particularly well.
    You don't have to be afraid to use your WW2, and hard. Bigger and badder (heavier and pricier) isn't always better when you have to carry it, cut brush and low branches out of the flat spot you are pitching on, or dig a tent-peg out of the ground. And you cannot clean a fish or dice an onion with a friggin hatchet. Why would i pay for "super steel" when the pressure required to break ordinary 5160 steel would crush the bones in your wrist first anyway.

    I think you made the right call all the way. Post a review when you get it. photos, the first chop, etc.
  14. kookery


    Oct 11, 2012
    A review? First chop? Uh, what if I have a dirty little family secret? Yes, it's true, I bought the WWII to hack the gristle off of granny's legs :)
  15. GoodStuff


    Oct 3, 2012
    After you open the package from Yangdu, and the HI kukri fever sets in. You will be posting "WOW, I love my kukri!", just like *we* all did.:D
  16. nitro77


    Aug 24, 2012
    Definitely hook on HI and also an HI feva ;) still also waiting for a couple of sirupti and a klvuk blades to be delivered n my country, the suspense is killing me :) 1 week to go hopefully
  17. nitro77


    Aug 24, 2012
    Post a review man :) the WWII kuks is also on my list for a futur:thumbup:e purchase
  18. Nntrance

    Nntrance Banned BANNED

    Aug 12, 2012
    email sent for WAJASKI
  19. MarcSpector


    Dec 7, 2010
    email sent for Kobra
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2012

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