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Ajambari

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Howard Wallace, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. Howard Wallace

    Howard Wallace . Moderator

    Feb 23, 1999
    Yangdu described the Ajambari knife as her and Kami Sherpa’s "special" knife. I believe it is their joint design.

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    The knife is beautiful yet built for function. It has a chiruwa handle.

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    Distinctive features are the brass liners between the handle slabs and the tang, and between the pins and the wood. [​IMG]


    The handle is of a close-grained US hardwood. My guess is either a light walnut or cherry. It has deeply incised patterning. Considerable care has also been taken with the sword of Shiva.


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    The butcap is done with a steel/brass/steel sandwich, with a mirror polish. It is oval with no points to poke the hand.
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    Specs:
    Mass = 650 g, equivalent to 23 oz
    Length – 16"

    This knife, although beautiful enough for display, would also be a great working knife for a truck or a homestead. It is a convenient size, with enough length and mass to give it a bit of authority. My guess is that even after it had been working for 20 years, anyone looking at or handling the knife would still understand that it is, as Yangdu described, special.
     
  2. JayGoliath

    JayGoliath Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2010
    Howard,

    Is this in the making?
     
  3. Howard Wallace

    Howard Wallace . Moderator

    Feb 23, 1999
    Keep your eyes open.
     
  4. Cotherion

    Cotherion

    Aug 7, 2007
    Eyes open waiting :)
     
  5. Berkley

    Berkley

    May 5, 1999
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    Yep.:thumbup:
     
  6. bric

    bric

    294
    Jun 10, 2011
    Wow, the replica is embellished a little over the original but the blade shape and handle design are a great match. Rajkumar did an amazing job with this.

    The raffle will be for kamis' children school funds?

    Original thread: Historical-Khukuri-Gets-A-New-Life
     
  7. sweetcostarica

    sweetcostarica Banned BANNED

    619
    Jan 18, 2012
    I think this is a special piece too. Nice MK3ish handle, outstanding butt plate design, fairly nice weight, and a good finish with beautiful attention to detail.
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    The Critics agree with us :thumbup:.
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2012
  8. blinky bill

    blinky bill

    79
    Aug 17, 2010
    I really like the overall shape of this and a villager fit and finish with an unadorned handle and blade would go to the top of my list of this year's "must haves".
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2012
  9. arbiter

    arbiter

    412
    Jun 4, 2011
    What a beautiful knife! Special indeed.;)
     
  10. mohd

    mohd

    Jun 3, 1999
    Wow .. that's a very nicely built khuk Howard :thumbup:
    16" OAL .. is that means 10" blade and 6" handle?
    Cute little cho just at the right place IMHO :)
    And I like the handle!

    Now I like this name very much ;)

    mohd
     
  11. Howard Wallace

    Howard Wallace . Moderator

    Feb 23, 1999
    Not by the knife now but you should be able to get the handle/blade ratio from the top picture.
     
  12. Howard Wallace

    Howard Wallace . Moderator

    Feb 23, 1999
    The first Ajambari deserves more of a workout than I will give it, given my current lifestyle.

    One of my friends is developing her little homestead in the forests of the Idaho panhandle. When last I saw her she was sitting on the floor of her unfurnished house in the outback, with no knife onsite, but a look of grim determination on her face. She has agreed to give the forever knife a home. She tells me she will let us know how the knife performs. It may take a while for the knife to get to her, and a while after that for her to form opinions of it. Stay tuned though. We should eventually get feedback from someone living a lifestyle that will truely challenge the knife.
     

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