Kumar Kami is Back!

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Yangdu, May 23, 2014.

  1. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    I am delighted to announce that our old Kumar Kami
    is back at work at the Brigorkha factory. While back
    he was working at our factory he made many
    beautiful knives for HI. He eventually got tired
    of making knives and moved to an Arab country
    to get an easy job. He finally realized that he
    couldn't earn the money like he did making
    knives for HI.

    Last month he visited with my father and said
    he wanted to return to HI and make knives for
    our clients. I was pleasantly surprised to discover
    that our latest shipment from Nepal included knives
    made by Kumar. His return and the skill he has when
    he makes knives reminded me of the good old days.

    Today I am offering you this knife made by our talented
    Kami Kumar. His mark sign is a 6-pointed star. This is
    a great opportunity for some of you who do not have a
    knife made by Kumar to add one to your collections.

    Let's all give a warm welcome to our Kami who has
    returned to HI and will continue to make his wonderful
    knives for us.


    Overall length--17 inch
    Weight --31 oz
    Spine thickness --3/8''
    White metal bolster and tip
    Chiruwa horn handle with lanyard ferrule
    Brown leather scabbard with butterfly and fish art work
    Field sharp rig for your collection at $200. *SOLD*



    Kumar sign mark is 6-pointed star

    Email to [email protected] to order
    First come first served
    Last edited: May 27, 2014
  2. Jens Schuetz

    Jens Schuetz

    Jun 24, 2013
    A fine specimen. I like the pommel a lot.
  3. philllll


    May 23, 2013
    Excellent news! Great to hear he is back.

    Must... resist... buying...
  4. Shaggy


    Jan 30, 2012
    Beautiful blade....:thumbup:
  5. Gehazi


    Jun 30, 2013
    very nice, great to hear one of the old ones is back--great knife
  6. ndoghouse


    Aug 26, 2010
    Wow! Welcome back Kumar! That is a very classy looking knife! Love the sheath!
  7. falar


    Jul 7, 2012
    Good news, great knife.

    Is this THE Kumar, as in the Kumar Kobra and Kumar Karda?
  8. aperdue


    Aug 2, 2010
    Not gonna lie, looked in my account to see if I had an extra $200 bucks.... sadly I'm a little short. Really like Kumars style.
  9. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Kumar has got talent. Glad he's back!
  10. crystalEyes


    Sep 28, 2012
    WOW! What a knife. Now if I only was not between jobs right now.
  11. davidf99

    davidf99 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    Email sent.

    I'm delighted that Kumar Kami is back. I don't have a Balance Khukuri and that's a fine looking scabbard, too.

    Hope I'm not too late.

    Added next day:

    Got it!
    Last edited: May 24, 2014
  12. badasp118


    Feb 18, 2010
    Thats the coolest khukuri ive ever seen
  13. Dirtbiker


    Jul 2, 2010
    Love it, it looks like a hybrid of an astk, m43, and a ww2.
  14. Steve Tall

    Steve Tall

    Aug 28, 2010
    From an old thread (09-27-2005), with some praise for Kumar's work:

    Kumar does make, IMHO, some of the best feeling handles in the shop. Kumar has a way of making a blade that looks like it's been poured. Just curvy and graceful. -- Steely Gunz

    Kumar is just great all around. He's an artist like Bura and puts out the finest in finish and overall shape dynamic... Bill always said Kumar's horn handles were better than anyones. -- munk

  15. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    a lot of good looking steel from Nepal but few can match the grace and power of this knife

    Welcome home, Kumar! :)
  16. cul4u01

    cul4u01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    Great to hear! I am really looking forward to seeing and acquiring some of Kumar's legendary products!
  17. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    Guys, you're in for a treat. Kumar is masterful. His villager was the knife that kicked off my decade+ love affair with HI knives. While it is rightfully argued that Bura was probably "best", Kumar's work just sang to me.

    This balance model is picture proof. The man has an incredible finish on his edges.

    I'm absolutely giddy with this news:)
    Welcome back Kumar!
  18. philllll


    May 23, 2013
    Wow Steely, you are right. I didn't notice it before with all the other beautiful things going on, but the finish on that edge is stunning!
  19. leebrewer


    Apr 21, 2008
    Welcome back Kumar
  20. ndoghouse


    Aug 26, 2010
    That is a beautifully done knife! The drop and the thick edge, deep fullers, and black horn with the nicely spaced rivets. Great Job Kumar! Wish it was mine!

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