How was the first khukuri made?? Is there an eternal khukuri, the progenitor of all khukuri?Looking good!
I love seeing these handles at this rough carving stage. This is a part of the build where the smiths use a khukuri as part of the khukuri making process!
It certainly begs the question doesn't it!How was the first khukuri made?? Is there an eternal khukuri, the progenitor of all khukuri?
It certainly begs the question doesn't it!
If you look at the evolution of the blade type it does sort of appear out of nowhere- maybe there is one kukri that ripped its way through a dimensional portal and started the lineage here.
I'll see what I can do. It was actually used by jawa, and it's not on screen much, but it was cool to see. Much cooler than Mando's vibroblade.I didn' realise there was a kukri in the mandalorian! If you can get a decent screencap of it we might be able to ID it, or if it doesn't exist already then replicate it.
Missed updating when it shipped, but my HSI just arrived. Exactly 30 days from when I placed the order. Opened it while on a work call so no unboxing pics.
First impressions are that the HSI is crazy light, and very lively. Only Kukri I have at hand to compare it to is an antique 13" Bhojpure, which by feel must be 30% heavier. The Kailash HSI feels like you could swing it all day, and has a very comfortable forward pull to it. The horn grip is incredibly comfortable, has only one small imperfection, and is surprisingly tacky/grippy. I wear size 9/medium gloves if that helps. The blade shape looks great, maybe the slightest warp/asymmetry to the grind. Also I wish I had opted for the polished finish instead of the satin, as the grind marks (I thinks that's what they are) are quite pronounced. Like catch your fingernail pronounced in a couple places. I may try to refinish using some 100 grit, then 400 grit, and buff with some mothers. That should give me a maintainable satin finish. I will get some pics up soon, maybe a before and after of polishing. Will not be able to get it outside until next weekend, but will update my impressions after that.