Chiruwa Ang Khola

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My Ang Khola came in today. That was fast! It was one of those that rusted in customs, so it was on sale.
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Some pitting, but nothing serious.
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It had this sharp ring around the handle that felt uncomfortable to me, so I ground it smooth.
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Then I brushed up the blade and sharpened it.
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I think the handle came out nice, too.
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I am quite pleased with it!
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Another one to add to the "chop-off". :thumbup: Nice looking blade!

When I tweaked my HI chopper I sanded off the sharp points at the end of the handle (so now it is oval shaped) and took off the sharp point on the end of the scabbard. I don't mind the middle ring and it seems to help with my grip. Now it's a great user that devours wood. :D
 

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Great work and nice pictures:thumbup:, thank you
 
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Another one to add to the "chop-off". :thumbup: Nice looking blade!

When I tweaked my HI chopper I sanded off the sharp points at the end of the handle (so now it is oval shaped) and took off the sharp point on the end of the scabbard. I don't mind the middle ring and it seems to help with my grip. Now it's a great user that devours wood. :D

Yvsa has this contouring he did on one of mine that removed the sharp edges. It was really neat:thumbup:


Good looking blade HD! Is the tang somewhat tapered? Awesome.:D
 
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Thank you, all. I had named my little back porch shop, Third World Grind Shop, but having seen some of the beautiful work that comes out of Nepal, like my Chitlangi, I see I have a long way to go to be as good as those kamis who work under under much more primitive conditions. I hope my little purchases can do some good there.
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Looks good.When you gonna buy a big one? ;) . Looking forward to your review.
The characteristics can change faster than you might think as you go up in size. I've got a 20-inch/51-ounce YCS that's a beast, and it's not nearly my biggest. I also have a 25-inch Sirupati, a Falcata, and was fortunate enough to win the Bahirab raffle last November -- it's an absolute monster, as I recall it tipped the scales at 80-ounces.
 
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Nice job customizing your khuk. I also put a wasp waist on my 18" chirua Handled WWII, and rounded off the pointy top edge of the pommel. Very comfortable. Lookin' good.

Mark
 
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The one that currently works best for me a 20 1/2" sirupate,I can't seem to get anywhere chopping with the 16" and under khukuris. I do have a 25" sirupate that is a bit more than I can handle easily. Soon I'll have an M43 at 18" to test out,I hope for good things from it.
 
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Looks good.When you gonna buy a big one? ;) . Looking forward to your review.

I have so much going on right now, it might be a few days. At this point, I'm really not looking for a bigger one, but you never know. :D
 
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