Kami Marks

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by sawgrass, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. sawgrass


    Mar 27, 2014
    Some of my newer Khukuris have marks that I am unfamiliar with and I can't find a place that has all of the marks. As one who loves my Khukuris, I would like to have all of the information possible about each of them. Anyone know where to find this information? Does anyone else want to know this about their treasured Khukuri? Thanks for input.
  2. dmcintyrelee


    Jun 9, 2014
    I was thinking that an updated thread with current Kami photos, info and marks would be awesome. Probably opening a giant can of worms here,, but it would be cool - jus sayin
  3. Gehazi


    Jun 30, 2013
    I compiled a small list the other day I will try to repeat here:

    Bura- vertical crescent, sometimes horizontal, devangari and/or english initials L.B.
    Keshar lal- now crescent was 6 pointed star
    durba- horizontal nepali flag
    murali- vertical nepali flag
    anil- vertical nepali flag
    dhan- open eye (new)
    R.R.( this maybe amtrak?) fylflot
    sanu- cross
    sher- full sun/half sun
    bir gorkha shop 1= circle with 4 double rays
    lachmu- 8 rayed sun
    lok- (trident?)
    lokendra-?( leaf/lotus)
    yuvraj- candle/torch
    raj kumar- double mountains
    bhakta- bow with arrow
    dil- horizontal crescent
    tirtha- beer mug
    young sher- madal

    we can work out most of it if we just gather the names and symbols, I am sure of some of these not so sure about others
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2014
  4. sawgrass


    Mar 27, 2014
    This is great, if we had pictures it would help.
    young sher's mark - tipped over beer mug
    Rakumari also - double mountains, does that mean the region where the kami came from?

    Would the six sided star be the new shop? If so, the mark to the right would be the kami's mark. On this one it is a small circle with 4 lines out at 90 degrees.
    Some of the Devengari, I haven't seen before. The name of the Kami is a mark I haven't seen before

    I know there has been turnover, and your information is really helpful. The marks that I have came from "Kami Mark Key" version 1.1, but I don't know where that is now or how old. It would be a big undertaking for HI to make this information known, but I would love to have this kind of background.

    I also am familiar with the Devengari marks for Himalayan Imports
  5. philllll


    May 23, 2013
    sawgrass post some photos of your marks and we can try to figure them out!
  6. Gehazi


    Jun 30, 2013
    i think the new 6 pointed star is a kumar, related to sher?
  7. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    Young Shers mark is not the tipped over beer mug it is a half sun with rays.
    Tirtha has the beer mug (we actually jokingly call it that) but it is actually a Madal Drum.

    Most of the past kami marks can be found in the Link Library at the top of the forum. We have as yet to update things at least until we know who will be staying with us long term.
  8. ndoghouse


    Aug 26, 2010
    A lil more info;)
  9. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    Young Sher's mark is Nepali drum Madal.
  10. CubeLW


    Jul 16, 2014
    Dhan Bahadur Kami mark [​IMG]
  11. sawgrass


    Mar 27, 2014
    Well, I am learning to use photobucket, which I guess is the best way to get pics on here. If it work, I will post some photos from my Khukuris and maybe we can compare notes. Thank you Aunty for your input. I would appreciate any information that you can share. I am getting 2 customs late this month (hopefully) and would really like to know who makes them. I have never seen marks like the picture above. Thanks for continued input.
  12. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    Some of the marks you see lately are relatively new Kami's or old kami's that haven't been around for awhile but are coming back to HI.

    I'm sure Auntie will let you know who made your customs and if you post a picture there's guys here that will know right off who made it. One of the cool things about HI is knowing who made your knife.
  13. Gehazi


    Jun 30, 2013
    yeah it is definitely part of the magic of HI -- I like knowing who made the knives, just a fan of handmade things, because I appreciate how bad I am at making things by hand.
  14. sawgrass


    Mar 27, 2014
    Thanks guys. I will do that when I get them and post on here photos and Kami marks. Good idea. Thanks
  15. davidf99

    davidf99 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    Lokendra Kami:

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    I'm not sure what this kami mark would be called. A sideways torch? It's not any kind of fish that I've ever seen.

    I have several knives by Lokendra and they all have this same mark.

    This short-sword is quite unusual, not a regular HI model. Probably somebody's special order at some time. It's very comfortable in the hand, can be wielded one-handed or two-handed and feels quite lethal, more so than most of the HI blades I've held, though of course lethality depends more on the skill of the wielder. Overall length 21", weight 35 oz. The scabbard is also unusual, very thick leather and heavily constructed.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2014
  16. philllll


    May 23, 2013
    I think it's a Lotus Flower?

    Awesome sword BTW
  17. Gehazi


    Jun 30, 2013
    what kami used the fish?-- also dave you know I gotta know-- WHERE DID YOU GET THIS?!?!?!
  18. Steve Tall

    Steve Tall

    Aug 28, 2010
  19. cul4u01

    cul4u01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    Fish is LOK.

    Lok and Lokendra are 2 different kamis, I don't know what Lokendras mark is though.
  20. sawgrass


    Mar 27, 2014
    These are from Khukuris that I have

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