Hiking Special Katunje

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  1. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    13 inch 14 my special Katunje by Kumar with my initial in Nepali writing. Horn handle. Leather sheath. Usual fine work by Kumar. $125. *SOLD*

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  2. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
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  3. NYCDanMan

    NYCDanMan

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    Sep 18, 2011
    The Katunje is one of my favorite and always at the ready Khuks. The weight and size are no where near marks of it's power. It is one of the smallest work horses in my collection. Love it.
     
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  4. George Azar

    George Azar Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2017
    Is it like a smaller version of a BAS?
     
  5. NYCDanMan

    NYCDanMan

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    Sep 18, 2011
    Its not as hefty as a BAS. Its more like a mini gelbu, or the feeling of a small ww2
     
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  6. EricTheRedBeard

    EricTheRedBeard Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 17, 2018
    It is hard to classify the Katunje. It is it's own style for sure. Somewhere between the size and utility of a Tamang and a VUK. Stronger than a Tamang. Smaller than a VUK. The blade shape is kind of like a very light BAS but with the curved spine of a the older style BDCs. The best description might be that it is a very good camping/hiking knife. Great for younger or smaller people. They are very strong but light, compact, and easy on the eyes. My nephew has beat the tar out of his while making shelters in the woods and the Katunje held up well. Nice looking sheath on this one.
     
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  7. Bookie

    Bookie

    Mar 25, 2014
    The Katunje is one of my 3 very favorites. Eric hit the nail on the head. This khuk is Mrs. Martino's personal special model and hard to classify, just like her. But both are just like Eric describes: "Strong but light, compact, and easy on the eyes". My Katunje would be the very last khuk to go should I have to part with my collection...it's just too personal and other members of the family can wield it easily. It's akin to and has similar attributes as a Derringer hidden away in your sleeve...it's suddenly pops up when you need a back up. Your collection will never be complete without one. Hell, I'll even bet that chipmunk in the photo above carries one!;)
     
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  8. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    Yeah I think if you look close you can see the chipmunks Katunje in the shadow. Wears it on his strong side. Good eye. I love my Katunje too, very special.
     
  9. Kismet

    Kismet Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 30, 2002
    OK, I'm old, so it took me a while to see the dragon's head in the pictures. You folks going subliminal on me?
    Should I be worried about stories of Smaug?

    (Always somethin')

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  10. Aardvark

    Aardvark Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    Damn, thought it was a giraffe...
     
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  11. Kismet

    Kismet Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 30, 2002
    Well, you ARE an Aardvark; pretty much given to not looking up in the jungle. Go easy on yourself.
     
  12. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    Any fool can see it's a duck.....?????? Wait, does that mean I'm a fool......
     
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  13. ndoghouse

    ndoghouse Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    Quacks like a duck! Must be an ostrich?
     
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  14. Aardvark

    Aardvark Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    I'm questioning the "duck" identification:
    - there are no one-legged dancing girls
    - there isn't a cave
     
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  15. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    It was a pirate duck, thats it's wooden leg. Yangdu calls it a duck.
     
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  16. Aardvark

    Aardvark Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    Most definitely a duck, then.
     
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  17. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    So is an Aardvark the same as an ant eater?
     
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  18. Aardvark

    Aardvark Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    Bite your tongue, suh!

    Aardvarks are NOTHING like the ambulatory feather dusters that figured so prominently in the BC comics. We are solId, sleek, powerful creatures that are powerful diggers, and the terror of our adversaries . Although we (unfortunately) share the same diet as the aforementioned dusters, we have nothing else in common.

    I hope that sets the record straight.
     
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  19. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    Tongue duly bitten. Let the record show it is straight.
     
  20. Aardvark

    Aardvark Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    Spoken like a true gentleman.
     
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