HI PURCHASES & RAMBLINGS

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I started out trying to research the story from UB about how he was presented with the first Super Salyan. Didn't find it.

I came across a couple of threads on HI Inventories. One of which I forgot to bookmark. It gives an interesting insight on which model of Khukuri many forumites decided they wanted . WHO is Harry? :)

Disclaimer: I'm primarily a collector of HI Khukuris & Swords. Yes, I do use several different models for wood chopping and splitting, snake killers, weed control, etc. Changing models as my mood changes. I also use them occasionally for a plane or draw knife. I have given quite a few as gifts and/or to introduce others to the quality of Hi Products. Primarily , I enjoy the history and craftmanship of the BirGorka Family.
I don't have the technical expertise as many of our esteemed forumites have to detail the specific attributes of each model and Kami, but does not detract from my appreciation of the Khukuris and the great appreciation of our esteemed knowledgeable forumite experts.

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147614&highlight=Salyan

To add to this thread; One day, I hope to beat Harry. :D
I have to have some claim to infamy! :eek:
I REALLY NEED to lay them all out on the floor and reinventory. It would take several hours as I admired each and every one with some knowledge I have gained over the last several years. Unfortunately, I can not do this as Moms condition precludes that. I wouldn't want one of them to conveniently disappear for an ulterior motive.
CATEGORY - STYLE KAMI INIT/SYMBOL OAL " WT-OZS HANDLE & OTHER DESCRIPTION

KOTHIMODA
Dhankuta, Royal Silver mounted, k Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 11.5" White spotted Deer Horn
kothimoda scabbard

Dhankuta, Kothimoda scabbard Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 12" 11 oz Spotted deer horn,looks like
bone/silver mounted scabbard,
Temple,lion, yak, peacock,
buffalo calf leather adorned
with silver

Bir Gorka FlagShip Model Bura L.B.1/2moon 17.5" 1lb 11 oz Made by Bura Royal Kami.Rates
10 out of 10. Scabbard done by
one of the best gold/silversmiths
in Nepal Kathmandu Valley. Width
of blade 1-7/8", blade thickness
7/16". The khukuri, a Dui Chirra,
is mounted in silver w/water
buffalo horn bone handle. The
scabbard takes 10 days to make.
It is the finest water buffalo calf
natural grain leather to be found.
The silver, all 225 grams of it, is
.999 pure. One of the heaviest
laden scabbards ever made.


Dhankuta, Royal Silver mounted Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 12" Horn
w/decorated scabbard

Dhankuta, Brass mounted Unk None 9" Spotted deer horn, brass
mounted, brass butt mounted
karda & chakma. Collectors item
UB Desk Drawer Special

Dhankuta, Silver mounted Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 12" Horn
w/ decorated scabbard

Ang Khola Kothimoda Sher S.B. 1/2 or 15" 18 oz Horn handle, scabbard red velvet
rising sun w/silver motif of temple, lion, owl
pheasant, yak. ONE OF A KIND


SWORDS

Everest Katana Bura L.B.1/2moon 36" B20" Wood,dragon engraved. Beautiful
horn scabbard heavily laden with
silver and engraving

HI Standard Katana Wood

Bura Sabre Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 36" B29" 48oz(3lb) Steel w/engraving & guard-only
10 made

Tarwar - Short Sword Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 29.25 " 2.75 lbs Bura carved wooden handle,
8 symbols, some kind of fruit
wood

Tarwar -Short Sword Sher 29" 2.5 lbs Wood blem cracked handle



Patang - Bhutan Short Sword Bura L.B 1/2 moon 21" 36 oz Wood, chiruwa style

Tibetan Long Sword 36.5" 3.75lbs Wood, chiruwa style
red scabbard

Tibetan Short Sword Bura L.B.1/2 moon 31" 37 oz Horn,carved dragon motif, scroll
work hilt

Tibetan Short Sword Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 31" Wood, chiruwa style
Conv special 1/2 price?



VARIANTS, SPECIAL RUNS,
TOOLS, MISC

Khukuri Folder VERY SPECIAL R.B.Custom 7 3/4" Bone Handle

Kerambit

SARGE Practical Hunter Bura L.B. 7 3/8" Antler Handle

SARGE Practical Hunter Bura L.B> 7 3/8" Antler Handle

Berk Special, w/6 tools & Bura L.B. 1/2 moon Wood, Tools +Karda,Chakma,
tinder pouch awl, tweezer,button hook, chisel

Hanuman, silver mounted w/ Kumar 18.5" 1lb,13 oz Wood,carved hanuman face,
4 tools, Karda & Chakma, tweezers, awl, chisel, buttonhook
Tinder Pouch

Ganga Ram Special (baby) Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 18" 30 oz Very Special -Bone handle, silver
mounted, engraved blade, red
scabbard
Ganga Ram special Bura L.B. 18" 29 oz horn


Hasiya Hand Sickle Kumar Carved wooden handle

YCS-Yvsa Cherokee Special Sher S.B. 1/2 or 18" 2 lbs Sandal Wood, chiruwa, brass
rising sun brass mounted, brass inlays,
large karda 9" 6oz w' brass inlay,
small karda 8" 4 oz w/inlays,
saatisal handle; awl 7.5"
trianglular design, very sharp pt


Dhankuta-Blade style AK Fuller Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 12.5" 10.5 oz Combo Bone/horn handle

Dhankuta AK (Conv Spec) Combo Bone/horn handle

Balance Kumar K.M. 6pt star 13" Horn

Balance Amtrak 13" Horn, some checking in handle


Garud (Dragon carved handle) Sher S.B. 1/2 rising 20" 2 3/4 lbs Dragon carved wood handle,
sun carved by Newari carving man,
Bolster & chape are silver,
Saatisal/Nepali oak wood

Garud (Dragon carved handle) Sher as above as above as above as above

Garud (Dragon carved handle) Sher as above as above as above as above

Garud (Dragon carved handle) Sher as above as above as above as above

Ghopte - Silver mounted Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 18" 23oz wood

Malla Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 18" 1.5 lb horn

Malla Bura L.B 1/2moon 18" 20 oz rust blem

18th Century Model bent butt cap/chipped wood
around the handle


PenKnife Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 12.5" 14 oz horn

PenKnife Wood handle

NEW MODEL 10" horn

NEW MODEL 14" horn

RETI Bura L.B.1/2 moon 16" 11 oz Horn, blade made from old
used file

MUSEUM REPLICA Kumar K.M. 6pt star 22" 39 oz Nepal National Museum Replica
Curved blade w/white metal
handle & hand guard, engravings

Sgt Karka Collectors Khuk Sgt Karka 14" 10 oz Antique stag horn handle.
Scabbard raare grey horn (light
can be seen thru it) 7" blade,
decorated w/Nepal symbols (
(silver), scabbard framed with
silver mountings

Seax 14" horn

Seax 14" wood

BOWIES/BOWIE STYLE

BirGorka Bowie Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 15" Horn w/ grey streaks

BirGorka HI Bowie Bura L.B. 15" Horn more slab than round

Cherokee Rose (by Yvsa) Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 20" wood

Trishul Decker Kumar K.M. 6 pt star 12.75" 1.25 lbs wood w/ ying, yang inlay

Trishul Decker Kumar K.M. 6pt star 15" 25 oz horn w/ ying,yang inlay

Trishul Decker Kumar K.M. 6 pt star 13" 1.25 lbs horn w ying/yang inlay
yellow scabbard
Trishul Decker Kumar K.m. 6pt star 13" 1.25 lbs horn w ying/yang inlay

Shanker Bowie Shanker K.S. Tricel 13" 11 oz horn/bone silver alloy pommel?





WORLD WAR II (WWII)

WWII Kumar K.M. 6 pt star 16.75" 1.75 lbs horn

WWII Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 16.5" wood

WWII Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 16.5" horn

WWII Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 18" 1.75 lbs horn

WWII Murali M.R. Nepal 16.5" 1.75 lbs horn w/ unusual chiruwa pins
Flag

WWII 3 kamis Butterlamp 18" 27 oz


BRITISH ARMY SERVICE-BAS

BAS Kumar K.M. 6pt star 15" horn

BAS Sher S.B. 6pt star 15" 25 oz horn

BAS 15" horn

BAS Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 15" 1.25 lb horn

BAS Kumar K.M. 6pt star 15" 1.5 lb horn

BAS Sher S.B.6pt star 15" 1.25 lb Wood handle, rust blem

BAS Wood handle


ANG KHOLA -AK

AK Chiruwa Silver Mounted Sher S.B. 6pt star 15" Carved wooden

AK Silver mounted Kumar K.M. 2 symb 15.5" Carved horn

AK Silver mounted Kumar K.M. 15.5" 20 oz Carved wooden little rust

AK Chiruwa Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 16" 25 oz Wood 2 pins

AK Chiruwa Sher S.B. rising sun 16.5" 2 lbs horn w/grey streaks

AK Chiruwa Finger grooved wood handle

AK Chiruwa Amtrack R.R. 16.5" 23 oz wood 2 pins

AK Murali M.R. Nepal 15" wood
Flag

AK Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 15" 21 oz horn

AK Shanker K.S. Tricel 18" 2 lb cracked handle discount 2X

AK Sher S.B. 6 pt star 12" 1 lb horn

AK Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 12" 15 oz horn

AK Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 12" ? horn

AK Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 18" horn

AK Bura L.B. 1/2moon 18" 2 lb horn w/YCS karda

AK Villager 12" Wood, no HI markings

AK Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 15" 22 oz White metal handle

AK Shanker K.S. Tricel 12" Wood handle, satin finish blade
steel fittings



CHITLANGI

Chitlangi Kumar K.M. 6pt star 21" 2 lbs horn

Chitlangi Sher S.B. rising sun18" 26 oz Aluminum handle

Chitlangi Shanker K.S. Tricel 18" 27 oz horn

CHAINPURI Shanker K.S. Tricel 18"


SIRUPATI

Sirupati Murali M.R. Nepal 18" 18 oz wood
Flag

Sirupati Kumar K.M. 6 pt star 15" horn

Sirupati K.N.N. 15" 15 oz wood. Old style scabbard

Sirupati Kumar K.M. 6 pt star 12" horn

Sirupati Bura L.B. 1/2 moon 12" 11 oz horn, UB's yard tool out of shed

Sirupati ! 20" 27 oz horn

Sirupati Villager mod wood

Sirupati Villager mod wood

M 43

M43 K.S. Tricel 17.5" wood

M43 Sher S.B. rising sun 18" horn


GELBO SPECIAL GS

GS Kumar K.M. 6pt star 18" 1.5 lbs wood

GS Sher S.B.rising sun 18" 22 oz wood



KUMAR KOBRA

Kumar Kobra Kumar K.M. 6pt star 18" horn

Kumar Kobra Nepal Flag 22" wood

Kumar Kobra Sanu Cross 21" 25 oz wood


JKM-1

JKM-1 K.S. Tricel 8" horn w/ grey streaks

JKM-1 not marked 8" horn


KUMAR KARDA

Kumar Karda Kumar K.M. 6pt star 10" carved wood handle

Kumar Karda Kumar K.M. 6pt star 10" horn,carved fish red scabbard

Kumar Karda K.S. 10" horn, carved

Kumar Karda Kothimoda K.S. 10" horn carved


Kumar Karda 10" deep pouch?




BILTONS

Bilton HI Villager no markings 8.5" horn

Bilton HI Villager no markings 9" horn

Bilton HI Villager no markings 9" horn

Sgt Karka Bilton Kothimoda no markings 9" horn, scabbard red velvet, white
metal in scabbard, w/engraving
on top and tip & center strip
Nepal enscribed on center strap
Made in appreciation to forum for
their financial support sons med
schooling

Sgt Karka Bilton Kothimoda "

Sgt Karka Bilton Kothimoda "

Sgt Karka Bilton Kothimoda "

Bilton Wood ordered KK got Bilton
Uncle wouldn't charge me extra
Bilton Wood as above

BIRGORKA VILLAGERS

Villager Kumar K.M. 6pt star 15.5" 1.5 lbs wood

Villager Sher S.B. risingsun 19.75 " 2.25 lbs wood

Villager Tricel 15.5" 1.5 lbs wood



KAGAS KATNE - KK

KK Aluminum handle, no sheath
KK Aluminum handle w/sheath
KK horn
KK horn
KK horn
KK horn
KK horn




NEWARI TOURIST MODEL 15" Blade and scabbard well
decorated. Appears plastic handle
with finger grooves


OTHER BLADES NON HI
Vintage Khukuri from John Powell Handle replaced by HI. Well balanced, thinner than the normal HI but excellent

Tomahawk Ragner Forge

Tomahawk BudK Chippewa 12" oal 3 1/4 edge wood handle

Tomahawk Bud K Cherokee 15: oal 4 3/4" edge wood handle

Tomahawk Ragnor Forge

Bowie Knife 13" oal stag type handle Purchased when I was 15. I'm 67 now. What's that make it. 52 years ago.

USAF Survival Knife From my USAF Days

Survival Knife w/hollow handle Inherited from Al

Bayonet WWII? German? Given to me from Dad's friend, when I was about 9 years old. WWII or WWI vintage

Knife handmade inherited from Al. Made from propeller WWII

BudK Mountain Man Knife 5 3/4" blade stainless steel
hardwood finger grooved handle
brass tanguard and butt plate

Swedish Mora Knife Ragners Forge

Swedish Mora Knife Ragners Forge

Officers Model from AC NO comparison to HI

Military model ? from AC No comparison to HI
 

Nasty

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Pics and prices?

<ducking...it was a joke!> :)
 
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Nasty said:
Pics and prices?

<ducking...it was a joke!> :)

Nasty, I have had this desire to display them all on the outside wall of my garage or on my deck for some time for a photo op. One of these days. ;)

Prices? I don't want to talk about it. :) I left that part off the list I posted. There should be a HI Khuk Anonom Program.!!!!!!!! Uncle told me once, "You have enough" but something still tickles my fancy and I keep on ordering. :D
 

Kismet

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lcs?

You are my hero.


(you ain't right in the head, but you are my hero.)
 
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Nice collection. I'm glad to see there's 10 of those Bura Sabres around, I thought there was only the one that was recently raffled.
 
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Wow .. if you ask me then I would say that you have extra .. ;)

Any 1DOTD?
 
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mohd said:
Wow .. if you ask me then I would say that you have extra .. ;)

Any 1DOTD?


I've been known to be a shark on DOTD ;) Got quite a few that way. I must restrain myself! :D
 
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