Theres your problem right there. Are you using two hands? You cant get near the velocity you need with two hands to properly utilize the design of a Khukri. Yes it can be done but is not nearly as efficient in my opinion. F=MA might come to mind if your an engineering student. Mass is fixed in the weight of your Khukri. Therefore the only function you have control of to maximize force applied to what your chopping is acceleration. Two handed chop just dont cut it. Pardon the pun if you will. Using your wrist to snap some speed at the end of your swing and even your last three fingers (whatever you call them) to complement your wrist snap gets you plenty of acceleration to get the job done. If your trying to use your Khuk like an ax then it aint gonna happen and you will be disappointed with your results. You really should read up on the "snap chop" method and try it. The sledghammer swing just dont work very well.
Well, i was just noticing that it was more comfortable with 2 hands. I was not actually using two hand to start with. Maybe that really does mean i might just need a thicker handle. It doesn't even really feel like i can get enough of the thing in my hand to even perform a snap.
This is why i've been asking for handle girths from people. So that i have a concrete idea if this thing really is a bit small, or if they are just made that way or what??? It just feels like there isn't enough of it in my hand to get control of it. As the pic above shows, i've got alot of palm real estate left.
For example, your average toilet paper tube is 5.5 inches circumference. That size, as a handle feels really really good in my hand; 5" and change fills my hand palm and gives me a good grip on and object.
...it really would be helpful if handle circumference were added as a spec. I really would appreciate if anyone ..anyone at all would post their handle circumference. anyone??? I've read all about snap cuts. Please ..just give me some numbers.
I"d rather not have to return this thing. But im not going to sit on a $175 chunk of steel that i cannot use. I also do not want to cause Auntie problems if it cannot be avoided, but paying $30 more for a non dotd that would function for me is far more doable. So please ..anyone ..circumference numbers. I really am asking for them. really.