Lonesome Ganga Ram from Reno Nevada

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Yangdu, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    22 inch 49 ounce Ganga Ram Special by Ram Kumar. Satisal wood handle. This knife had arrived here without the scabbard, Karda and Chakma. Looking for a nice home at $135. *SOLD*

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    Email to [email protected] to order
    First come first served
     
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  2. ndoghouse

    ndoghouse Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    Boy aint that tempting!
     
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  3. davidf99

    davidf99 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    Ordinarily I'd let this one pass, since it's a bit heavy for me. However, it just happens that I've been working on chopping down a dead tree in my backyard, and it's slow going. The tree died two or three years ago from the drought, and the wood is dry and very hard. I've been working on it with an older, user khukuri, one that I don't care how it looks afterward. The edge has held up perfectly; not a roll, ding, or anything else, but at 20 oz the blade is just too light for this tree. I'm interested to see how the GRS will do. That's assuming I can swing it. At 49 oz it won't be easy.

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    Got the DD. Tree beware!
     
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  4. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    I bought my GRS similarly. I was at my moms back around 2003-2004 when a massive thunderstorm blew through knocking over a bunch of trees. I actually used a 25" Kumar Kobra to cut the tree in half blocking my car. Not ideal.

    I contacted Uncle Bill and purchased a 21" GRS to take back to my mom's the next weekend. My grandpa marveled at how big and sharp the knife was and how it bit deeply through the tree.

    I love my GRS. Part of me feels I should get a 20" AK to go with it...maybe a 25". I adore big impractical khuks:D
     
  5. Forsaken82

    Forsaken82

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    May 17, 2018
    I love both of mine!
     
  6. EricTheRedBeard

    EricTheRedBeard Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 17, 2018
    Glad you got that one David. I was going to sleep on it and buy it if it was still there tomorrow. That is a crazy low price even without a sheath and tools.
     
  7. davidf99

    davidf99 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    Here are some pics of the GRS chopping the trunk of my dead tree. The trunk is about 5" diameter and very hard wood.

    The GRS did a good job on the trunk, but at 49 oz it was too heavy to swing easily, especially at shoulder height. I used a hand-and-a-half grip. Got most of the way through with the GRS, then finished with a 20 oz VUK (seen in last picture) that was much easier to swing.

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  8. Poleaxe

    Poleaxe

    256
    Dec 27, 2012
    Hi Steely, not sure if you might know. Admittedly I don't spend too much on these forums...I didn't want to make a thread to clutter it up just for one question.

    Do you think HI would still make the 30 inch Kumar Kobra? Did you choose to go with the 25 over the 30?
     
  9. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    Until Steely responds, I'm sure HI would make you a 30 inch. Send Yangdu an email and inquire. It might take some time as things are pretty messed up over there just like every where else.
    Kami's are doing the best they can to make what they can so might be back logged.
    But I'm sure they would make you one when time allows.
     
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  10. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    What he said:)

    I went with a 25" Kobra because it was offered on the deal of the day. Actually, if memory serves me correctly, I ordered both the Kobra and an Everest Katana and planned on sending back whatever I didnt want to keep.... I still have both;)

    Both live in The Trunk, but they are both incredible blades.
     
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  11. Poleaxe

    Poleaxe

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    Dec 27, 2012
    Thanks a lot guys I appreciate it
     

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