Choppers...what's the reigning Khuk champ ?

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Venice Will, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Venice Will

    Venice Will

    Jan 11, 2007
    best Khukuri for pure chopping ability? -

    (for variety sake, let's use 3 different lengths)




    ...and feel free to add any oher "masters of the chops" you've had experience with...

    Thanks much
  2. Cpl Punishment

    Cpl Punishment

    Jan 28, 2006
    In that size range, my 20" CAK reigns supreme.

    Of course my 25" CAK does better, but it is outside of the size range, and is more of a two-handed proposition.
  3. Venice Will

    Venice Will

    Jan 11, 2007
    photos....we need PHOTOS of those big honkers -;)
  4. greenwoods


    Sep 2, 2006
    Hey Will,
    Sorry I don't have any in the exact ranges you've specified. My 18" CAK bites very deep and bigger chunks fly when chopping things like Rock Maple, Ash and Oak, yet If I will be chopping all day I prefer my 17 3/4 " Chirua WW II. It just sings:) and the weight difference helps reduce the arm fatigue quite a bit.
    However I will add that my Wife really likes her 12" AK and uses it very effectively when working on very hard and seasoned driftwood fencing.
    Now for cutting strangler vines and poison Ivy and poison Oak while up a 40' ladder I really like my 18" Cobra. I wouldn't chop any large diameter stuff, but it works really well for smaller stuff.

    Good luck on your eventual choice and be safe and have fun
  5. Carolina River Rat

    Carolina River Rat

    Oct 29, 2008
    Hmmm...don't have any in the sizes you specified. My M-43 is around 19" and chops wonderfully. My 15" Vojpuri hits like a ton of bricks. It's actually about 1/8" thicker than the longer M-43. My 12" CAK hits way above its weight class. I would imagine that the AK/CAK will get the most votes for being the best choppers in their respective sizes.
  6. captlid


    Feb 23, 2002
    I spoiled you with photos didn't I? :p Amongst our other forum members...
    Find the thread with the pictures and review on the bonecutter that a member by the name of stryker destroyed some huge tree limbs with. Say 10 inches plus in diameter.. ;)
  7. InfidelShootist


    Nov 10, 2007
    One handed? My 20 inch CAK at 42 ounces is my limit.
    I actually prefer my 16.5 32 ounce CAK for wood work.

    Besides overall weight there is leverage to contend with.
    My 20inch 32ounce is harder to control then the shorter models of the same weight.
    The farther the weight is out from your wrist the heavier it feels.
    Same princible as why 3 pound indian clubs will kick the behind of a power-lifter.A few ounces makes a bigger difference the farther out you go.
  8. Cpl Punishment

    Cpl Punishment

    Jan 28, 2006

    Did somebody say, photos?? :cool:

    20" CAK (and friends):

    25" CAK:

    Top down: Falcata, Bhairab, 25" CAK, 24.25" Giant Chitlangi, 20" CAK, the little toothpick is a Busse CGFBM

    18" (or so) M43:

    AK Bowie:
  9. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    Are you sure you have the member name right? I searched for stryker and he has only 1 post in prac-tac. Nothing about khukuri's.
  10. Wolf_1989


    Mar 30, 2007
    My top four:

    20.25" Super CAK by Sgt Khadka:

    20" M43 by "Young Sher":

    20" Ang Khola by kami Kumar:

    26" Chitlangi by master kami Bura:
  11. Andrew Colglazier

    Andrew Colglazier

    Sep 14, 2006
    GRS in 16"

    AK, M43 in 20"

    22", Bamboo Cutter.

    Some of my personal favorites are the Pen knives, but I like them in 18" lengths.

  12. captlid


    Feb 23, 2002
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2010
  13. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    Easy to mix up names around these parts, No problemo. Yeah that Skyler i'm pretty sure is part beaver. :eek::D
  14. Dr Heelhook

    Dr Heelhook

    Jul 24, 2007
    OT, but that pic is so cool. What Tomahawk is that?
  15. Cpl Punishment

    Cpl Punishment

    Jan 28, 2006
    That's a Vechawk, made by member Vector001
  16. GRIM 62

    GRIM 62

    Mar 29, 2009
    Cpl,how do you like that bowie in your bottom pic.?
  17. Cpl Punishment

    Cpl Punishment

    Jan 28, 2006
    The AK Bowie?

    Love it. It's better balanced than I thought it'd be, takes one hell of an edge and is a great chopper.
  18. Jaymo


    Jan 17, 2009
    Cpl, I think I need to get a 20" CAK and the AK Bowie. That AK Bowie is one of the best looking Bowies I've ever seen, and HAS to be the strongest built. Guess my other 2 Bowies will be going on the chopping block.
    How do I go about buying a knife from HI (sending payment, etc)?

    Seeing all these HI knives, I now see just how much of a POS my Atl Cutlery Khuk is. As well as it chops, I can't wait to do some chopping with a real Khukuri.
  19. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    You can either wait for what you want on a DOTD, order from the online store or you can email Auntie Yangdu to see if she has what you are looking for. Her email addy is [email protected].

    Online store is here:

    Here are some links you might want to familiarize yourself with :
  20. Skyler R.

    Skyler R.

    Dec 27, 2005
    I find the 18" to be the best chopper, but that's mainly because any larger and the kukri gets in the way more then anything. That being said though a 16" can hold it's own just fine and is what I normally carry when I go out chopping. :thumbup:

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