Chainpuri

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I got my chainpuri. This was my sixth HI purchase in about the last month, and my wife caught me with the box :eek:

She actually thought it was pretty impressive, as did I.

I really like the handle with the "bell" on the end, I understand that this is a distinguishing feature of the chainpuri. I was surprised by how heavy it was, if only because from what I have read it is one of the lighter HI khuks. I am finally understanding that "lighter" is a relative term with HI products, they are all hell for stout. A Hummer is lighter than a Bradley Fighting Vehicle, but it ain't no wimp.

As always the quality of the blade was outstanding. Decent but not sharp edge. Karda and chakma were normal quality, the karda was actually sharper than the one that came with my WWII. What is the general use for the chainpuri? It certainly isn't as heavy duty as my WWII, but it seems a little heavy to use on light vegetation.

This sounds a little weird, but there is something magical about these HI khuks and knives.
 
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Khukuri Monster just got one of those. He has been using it to clear brush and we had a contest between it and a GB Wildlife Hatchet. They were in the same area for chopping power, the chainpuri is better with brush, but the hatchet is better on the big stuff. No big suprise there. Definately one of the most eye and hand pleasing khuks out there. I love that bell!
 
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Shann said:
A Hummer is lighter than a Bradley Fighting Vehicle, but it ain't no wimp.

This sounds a little weird, but there is something magical about these HI khuks and knives.

I like that analogy!

And no, it doesn't sound weird at all. Most of us have experienced the same magic.


Steve
 
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I'm glad you got it. Remember I emailed, too? It sounds great, but thanks for making me save for Gelbu Special. Have fun!! :p
 
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Shann said:
I got my chainpuri. .........
Compare & contrast with the chitlangi.
http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=288411&highlight=chainpuri+chitlangi

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Some of my notes on chopping:
http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=313544&highlight=chitlangi

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namaarie said:
I'm glad you got it. Remember I emailed, too? It sounds great, but thanks for making me save for Gelbu Special. Have fun!! :p

thats right. I"m glad I got it :) but i know you won't be disappointed with your inevitable "next" HI purchase.

I'm already waiting for a while antlered kerambit to show up :D
 
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ddean said:
Here's other user comment on chainpuri:

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=270005
http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=198091

btw, the weights vary a -lot-
& neither style is always the lighter of the two.
I'd guess the weight is more forward balance on the chainpuri.

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Thanks for all the information. Hopefully, if the weather holds, I can try it out over Thanksgiving, but here in Vermont, there aren't too many days left of going out and chopping stuff up for fun.
 
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