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Weekend deals for 6/8 -- Pix and Usual Great Buys

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Yangdu, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Yangdu

    Yangdu Moderator Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    21 inch 28 ounce villager fit and fisnish Vojpuri by Tirtha. Satisal wood handle. Field sharp rig. Yours for $145 YBB. *SOLD*

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    18 inch 39 ounce M-43 by Bhakta. Horn handle. All fittings are white metal. Beefy and super sharp edge Knife for your collection at $170 YBB.

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    HI EVEREST KATANA BY RAJKUMAR

    Overall lenght --36''
    Weight --45 oz
    Spine thickness--1/4''
    Steel guard
    Barss bolster, buttcap and tip
    Chiruwa style beautiful walnut wood handle
    Standard leather scabbard
    Great investment at $245 YBB

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    Email to [email protected] to get any or all
    First come first served
    Have a great weekend!
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2012
  2. pialia

    pialia

    489
    Feb 11, 2012
    Grrrr. What's with the MONSTER M43's you keep posting? :D I'm looking for something more along the lines of 28-32lbs :D
     
  3. davidf99

    davidf99 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    Me too. But I think you mean 28-32 oz.
     
  4. ExZeRoEx

    ExZeRoEx

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    Feb 14, 2007
    What is YBB?
     
  5. shortwinger

    shortwinger

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    Apr 7, 2010
    Yangdu's Best Buys
     
  6. kazushi

    kazushi

    121
    Jul 25, 2011
    does the price include shipping or is that extra?
     
  7. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    DOTD sales are price + shipping.
     
  8. Dirtbiker

    Dirtbiker Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 2, 2010
    That's a BIG M43!
     
  9. HairahSitna

    HairahSitna

    226
    Mar 6, 2011
    Rajkumar comes through again, a 3 pin chiruwa handle Katana that is stunning. I'd like to see the grain on the handle in a little closer pic, this one looks super nice. Wish that I was rich enough to buy it and go Miyamoto Musashi status. lol
     
  10. pialia

    pialia

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    Feb 11, 2012
    Are the M-43's in general very similar in length/thickness or do they vary a lot? There must be quite a difference between at 28-30 oz M-43 and a 39 oz. I'm looking to get a general purpose camping chopper to replace my hatchet, is there a preferred weight for extended use and chopping capabilities? I would have thought the heavier the better, but I need to be able to handle it as well :D 39 oz is almost double the weight of my 21 oz hatchet!
     
  11. Dirtbiker

    Dirtbiker Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 2, 2010
    My favorite chopping weight is 28-32oz. You don't swing them as hard and just let the weight do the work.
     
  12. pialia

    pialia

    489
    Feb 11, 2012
    Have you handled khuks above 32lbs?
     
  13. Dirtbiker

    Dirtbiker Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 2, 2010
    Above 32lbs no... above 32oz yes :)

    I have a CAK that is 43oz and an ASTK that is 41oz. I have no problem chopping with blades above 40oz but the sweet spot for me is 28-32. I do like them on the heavier side of that range 31-33oz.
     
  14. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    This version of the M-43 is pretty interesting. It seems as though he has crafted it with a longer, straighter handle while retaining the blade's shape. The original design has a shorter more curved grip that locks your hand into one position. This is great if you are using it as a fighter, but it limits what you can do with it as a camp knife. After using it for 6+ years, I've figured it out;) However, this more utility based configuration might really give the M-43 a bit more of an all 'rounder feel.
     
  15. pialia

    pialia

    489
    Feb 11, 2012
    Interesting. I'm really itching to pick this one up... I just know I'd regret it if it's too much of a beast for me to handle once I get it in hand. HI needs to branch out in Sweden! I need to get a feel for 'em first :D
     
  16. Nils Georg

    Nils Georg

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    Feb 8, 2012
    That Vojpuri from Tirtha looks really nice.
     
  17. Nils Georg

    Nils Georg

    82
    Feb 8, 2012
    hehe you can come to Norway and try them out at my place :)
     
  18. pialia

    pialia

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    Feb 11, 2012
    I do foresee a trip to Norway in my near future [​IMG]
     
  19. Dirtbiker

    Dirtbiker Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 2, 2010
    You northern Europeans and your big blades...
     
  20. JayGoliath

    JayGoliath Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2010
    I thought big axes and Puuko?:D
     

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