Just received my first HI khukuri!

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Hi, I just received my first HI khukuri, an 18 inch WWII model. I was extremely impressed with the quality of it, I would have been happy with a knife half as nice.
Also dealing with Bill was a very pleasant experience, he took a great deal of his personal time to answer questions and field my phonecalls. It's easy to see why HI is so well respected. This forum is very interesting and I look forward to participating in it.
I'm not computer literate, so my wife is typing this in (hi!). A little about myself:
I'm a retired soldier with 15 years in field artillery. I'm presently a maintenance tech, but applying for a forestry job. I live on a small farm in the North GA hills which I bought when I got out of the service. I like small-time farming, raising chickens, camping, running and esp. knives!
That's about all I can think of to say now - am looking forward to discussing khukuris!
 
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Con,
Let me be the first to say,"Welcome to the party". I hope your stay will be an enjoyable one.

Might I recomend (if you haven't already done so) that you take some time to run through the FAQ site for Himalayan Imports.

Next I recomend that you take some time and learn about these computers. It's not as tough as it might seem. Many of us on the forums got into this stuff later in the game.
But, again I say, "Welcome".
Dan
 

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Welcome to Uncle Bill's HI Cantina and stage stop ( just think of the bar scene in the first Star Wars movie, and you'll feel right at home ). Pull up a chair next to the woodstove and take a load off your feet.

I have a 16.5" WW2 and an 18" WW2 size blade with a Hanuman handle ( it was ordered with a Hanuman double fullered blade on a standard WW2 handle, but the kamis got the order done backwards and upside down ). I can't make my mind up if it ( 18" ) will be buried with me or not - does that tell you anything about how I feel toward it?

Come to think of it, there's no question my 12" Sirupati with the attitude WILL be buried in my left hand and my 2nd generation Colt SAA 45 Colt 4 3/4" in my right hand. Hmm. Maybe I should take my 8" Python too?

Sorry, have to go and fondle, er, check on my
 
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Welcome Con, what's gonna be your next one?!?!?!?
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Welcome Conajohara. I commend you on picking the 18" WWII as your first khukuri purchase. Its one of the best all around khukuris you can get. Of course, by purchasing this khuk, you have infected yourself with HIVK, a virus that will can never be cured, only (temporarily) treated by buying more khukuris. Consider yourself doomed.
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Welcome Conajohara. Typing will come quickly and easily when you enjoy what you are typing.

You can't really loose with an 18" WWII. It is a good place to start. Though I hear the GS is just as good.

Will


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Welcome to the HI Forum, Conajohara! Enjoy the ambience of Uncle Bill's Cantina and when your HIKV acts up, give Uncle Bill a shout...

Harry
(a reformed HIKV addict)
 
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Let me add my welcome also!

The guys in the cantina have helped me tremendously with my interest in Khukuris.
They are a huge bank of knowledge and wisdom.

They are real bunch of characters too
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Welcome!
We are indeed an odd lot, but the fellowship that is transported through the telephone lines into this forum is truly unique. We have a very diverse group of 'folks' here, from teens to, well, some older folks ... We are from all over the United States, as well as several folks from all over the world (Germany, Malaysia, Austrailia, etc.). The one thing that has brought us together is a fondness of sharp objects from Nepal. This forum is a great place to visit, and a great place to get immeasurable amounts of information and opinion about knives,(Khukuris in particular) and about the people of Nepal. The Kamis (smiths) that make these blades are truly artists, with a skill unrivaled today. Uncle Bill is our leader, and I thank him greatly for bringing HI products here. Where else can you get a hand-forged custom knife with this kind of warrantee and performance, for anywhere near this price? Welcome, and as the others have already indicated, you ARE now infected with Himalayan Imports Khukuri Virus (HIKV). You'd better hide the checkbook and credit cards, you're bound to see all kinds of stuff that you just "have to have"!!!

Regards,

Rob

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Welcome from another new guy! I've been reading these forums, trying to decide which khuk to start with for quite a while. Finally bought a Villager AK and BAS. I think they will be perfect for the work I want to do with them. Unfortunately, HIKV appears to be taking hold of me, is there any known cure?
 
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Geraldo there are 3 known cures.
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#1- Die.
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#2- Move to where there is no computer access or any other contact with anyone who may know Uncle Bill or the rest of us who would no doubt be bragging up our latest khukuri's to you and willing to "smuggle" you in "just one more." Which is just as bad as being dead.
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#3- Let your wife or girlfriend "Know" just "Exactly" how many khukuris you have bought and hid. And which like #2 is just as bad as being dead, because if you ain't, you're liable to be.
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And actually I guess the only real known cure for HIKV is #1, but we will have to check with Rusty as he is the foremost authority on HIKV although I don't think he is the oldest, longest sufferer from HIKV, he IS the Discoverer of HIKV and the very first one to name it.
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Yvsa,

I guess this is a case of the cure being much worse than the disease. The hard part of being married is trying to make your wife see the difference between multiple but similar knives/guns. The good news is that when I talked about buying a Rolex from a friend, death was mentioned in a not casual manner. She said she would rather I spent the same amount on a custom pistol!!!!! Gotta love a woman who thinks like that.
 
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You bet it is Geraldo!!!
Like I have said before, "I knew Barb was alright when she told me she had a scoped 30-30 Winchester."
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Buy your wife a couple of the small ones. I gave Barb the 15"AK Uncle Bill 1st sent me and later I got her a little village balanced model. I also got her a Kershaw folder she's rather fond of too. She keeps them apart from mine on her side of the bed.
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She carries the folder.:)

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