A recent semi custom khukuri with carved handle accents

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We recently made a particularly ornate angkhola dui chirra khukuri. A deep raw finish on the blade, a pagoda style cho and a lustrous rosewood handle with the addition of carved brass hardware.

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These handle rings were found on quite a few historical khukuris and add a lot of beauty and added complexity to the part of the blade that's on display most of the time- the handle. As khukuris were often a sign of status both in village life and within the military it was a great place to display a bit of exceptional craftsmanship.

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What do you guys think? Too flashy or a nice bit of bling? Any structural concerns?
Take care,
Andrew and the team at Kailash
 
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I think this is one of the best looking blades, but I'm not sure I could bring myself to opt for the raw finish on this one. The handle certainly looks fantastic though.
 
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Kailash Blades

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I think this is one of the best looking blades, but I'm not sure I could bring myself to opt for the raw finish on this one. The handle certainly looks fantastic though.
It's an interesting choice on a blade with such refined finish elsewhere. I think that gives it a lot of contrast though and really helps it stand out. Purely from a visual point of view a polished or satin finish will better show off the curvature on the fullers though
 
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Sure the handle and blade is an unusual combo but the overall impression is nice. The pagoda style cho works in the regard of helping the transition to be smooth. I am not to crazy about the hammermarks. All in all, a bit strange looking khukuri but one that I like. :) I hope it will get a traditional dap. :thumbsup:
 
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