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Deals for 7/8--Pix ASTK, Bag marne churi and beautiful offerings

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Yangdu, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    17 inch 29 ounce Amar Singh Thapa Knife by Kumar. Neem wood handle. Leather sheath. Knife with a great history and story at $175. *SOLD*

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    13 inch 13 ounce Bagh Marne Churi (Tiger killer Knife) by Kumar. Horn handle. Leather sheath. $95.

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    27 inch 26 ounce Wajaski Sword by Kumar. Neem wood handle. Leather sheath. Usual superb work by Kumar. $175. *SOLD*

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    13 inch 12 ounce Hasiya by Kumar. Carved satisal wood handle. $49.

    16 inch 17 ounce Tamang Knife by Kumar. Neem wood handle. Take this beauty home today at $100 even. *SOLD*

    12 inch 13 ounce Pen Knife by Kumar. Horn handle. Steal at $100 even.

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    Email to [email protected] to order any or all
    First come firs served
     
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  2. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
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    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

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  4. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    HI hat with brass cross Khukuri pin at $15. *SOLD*

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  5. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
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    HI hat with brass cross khukiri pin at $15

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  6. EricTheRedBeard

    EricTheRedBeard Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 17, 2018
    A lot of good deals here. Especially that Tiger Killer and Pen Knife. Unique handle on the Tiger Killer. Those Pen knives are kinda like a big knife stuck in a little knife's body. Versatile little things.
     
  7. davidf99

    davidf99 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    That Tiger Killer Knife is nice, but I'd still put my money on the tiger.

    I agree with Eric about the Pen Knife. The blade is relatively short, but very hefty.
     
  8. slewis_70

    slewis_70

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    Mar 13, 2008
    Email sent on: 17 inch 29 ounce Amar Singh Thapa Knife by Kumar. Neem wood handle. Leather sheath. Knife with a great history and story at $175.
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    I can't tell you how excited I am to get this beautiful blade! I had wanted an AST with one of the beautiful figured paler woods and this popped up. Of all the patterns and variants, the AST is about as good as it gets for me. As beautiful as this one is, it won't be a safe queen, it will be coming on canoe camping and Bushcrafting trips year round (well, the canoe gets replaced with a pulk sled in the winter, but you get the idea).

    Thank you to Aunty for treating me well, and having just the right blade at the right time!

    Now, back to my Happy-happy, joy-joy dancing around the house...
     
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  9. slewis_70

    slewis_70

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    Mar 13, 2008
    Got the ASTK, safe and sound! It's a beautiful blade, particularly the wood. The handle with the moderate drop at the pommel is really comfortable, and sized just right. The ring falls right between my middle and third finger. This is the beefiest full tang on a kukri I have seen and I suspect it makes the knife livelier in the hand by bringing the pivot point or center of balance back towards the hand. It feels like a chopper, but it doesn't feel so blade heavy that cutting/slicing/more controlled work would feel awkward or tiring. I did a little work on the Karda, and it quickly took a shaving sharp edge. If it is too soft an edge and dulls quickly, I have some Scandinavian blade blanks that I will make a handle for using the Karda as the template.

    I have not taken it very far, just in the back acre to clear some vines and brambles and limb some white ash and spruce that came down in the past winter's storms. I did some splitting and battoning as well. I try and keep my cutting tools covered in a coat of FluidFilm to prevent corrosion, but it also seems to reduce scratching too. A good cleaning of the blade when I was done and it still looks unused. The toughest thing I used it on would have been the knotty sections of the white ash. Taking finger sized limbs off the main trunk with an 18" machete left the blade with a lot of rolls and waves in the edge, but the ASTK took zero damage or deformation even when chopping through 2-1/2 to 3" limbs flush with the trunk.

    The last task I used it on was to rough out a spoon, a set of tongs, and a spatula from pieces of white ash. The ASTK worked very well in the role of a substitute carving axe. The wood was still fairly green for the pieces I chose, though being Ash, it was still very tough.

    I could not be more pleased with the ASTK. It's comfortable, capable, and a real looker! I will be drilling a hole in the handles of the Karda and Chackmak, not to add a lanyard, but to add a retention loop. Just a loop of #36 tarred bankline that goes through the belt loop of the sheath behind each tool. The loop gets pushed through the hole, then folded back over top of the end of the handle so the tool won't get lost should it get loose. I got the idea from a Puma White Hunter and use it as a way of retaining tools in a tool roll, ferocerium rods, kuksa cups to my belt, etc.
     
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  10. EricTheRedBeard

    EricTheRedBeard Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 17, 2018
    You got a really good deal right there. I'm happy you like it. Sounds like you and that khukuri are going to have a lot of fun times ahead of you.
     
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