Wow, what an interesting forum. Definitely lively. Here are some responses to some of the comments posted lately on the forum. First, here are some comments in reply to Jim Marchs recent posting:
There was concerned expressed over quality control and product availability. Sure, I cannot guarantee that I will not receive a defective khukuri from Nepal. I can guarantee that each piece is inspected by me when I get them in, and that I would never send out a defective piece. Of course, I have never received a defective piece. As for availability, the reason Bill has more to offer is simply because hes been in business longer. No brain science there. With each order to my supplier in Nepal, I am getting more of a selection. I am, for example, about to receive larger 28 inch (overall length) pieces. Look for brass-handled pieces in the near future, larger khukuris, as well as various blade art. As for custom orders, send them to me. My supplier has already filled custom orders from me. They are arriving on my next shipment, due in tomorrow (Thursday), weather permitting.
As for Brians posting asking whether or not the pictures on my website are HI Khukuris, they are not. I took those myself. They are of my khukuris. Sorry about the poor quality. They were done with my scanner. Look for better ones soon.
Im still waiting for the khukuri face-off. One of my customers who owns a HI khukuri will be receiving one of mine that he just ordered from my site. Well see what he has to say. My khukuri business is brand new, and I dont pretend to know as much about gurkhas and Khukuris as many of you. I do know a quality product when I see one, especially where knives are concerened. I have been a collector of edged weapons for many years, and love them for their beauty and functionality. Thats why I decided to bring my knives into the country. Only time, and the wonders of capitalism, will tell whether or not my Khukuris are better/worse/on-par with HI Khukuris. If customers decide that my khukuris are terrible rip-offs, then I suspect that I will not be in business for very long. If they are on-par or better than HI, then that would be great for me and for my customers.