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A work of art that chops,slices and cleaves

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by greenwoods, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. greenwoods


    Sep 2, 2006
    I received today a beautiful 17 and 1/4" WWII made by Bura and his helpers. My wife Holly chose it from the 10-12 Deals of the day as a surprise for me. I am a very happy man.

    The chiruwa style handle balances the weight very nice and the rosewood scales are well fitted.
    The wonderful blade has many different aspects all rolled into one sweet package. I cut a few pieces of standing rock maple, about 3" thick, into 5 5' staves and sharpened the ends into spears, as good as a small hatchet would have done. I kindled up some seasoned hardwoods for our fireplace. Then batoned some larger peices of ash firelogs, maybe around 6" by 14" long and the blades bevel worked very effeciently for this task. There was no perceptable dulling of the out of the box edge after these tasks. So I cleaned her up with soap and water and thinly sliced out an 8 lb. beef roast, WOW!, what wicked draw cuts she makes.

    I am very pleased with this Khukri's performance, and the scabbard is rhino tough and well stitched with quality, thick leather.

    Holly said she wasn't sure which styles I liked the most as I am always chattering on to her and our daughters about how this one and that one have this or that trait and function...so she picked the WWII since I enjoy militaria so much and it looked pretty!(her words...). She also said that Yangdu was a very nice person to communicate with.

    Cpl punishment-you couldn't have been more right about Hol's great choice.Thanks for the feedback.

    I have not named this Khukri as yet, I will let her tell a story on the path to a name.

    Thank all of you at this forum for your insights and information over time. Thank you Yangdu for your hard work.

    Be Well All, I'm going chopping...
  2. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    Congrats, Mark!:)

    The 18"ish WWII is a fine khuk. It was my 3rd khuk (out of 35+ and counting), and remained a camping favorite for several years. I never had a chiruwa one, but I bet it really balances the blade. Enjoy it! Safe chopping:D
  3. lefthandblack


    Jan 22, 2004
    The WWII is a great blade. Thanks for the review and post some pics if you get a chance!!
  4. Cpl Punishment

    Cpl Punishment

    Jan 28, 2006

    Sweet blade, glad you like it.
    I'm happy I could help.

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