Mini Tarwar and Tamang Knife for 1/14

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Yangdu, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    Overall length --20 1/4''
    Weight --18 oz
    Spine thickness --1/4''
    Brass guard
    Satisal wood handle
    Leather sheath
    Usual fine work by Kumar
    Add to your growing Sword collection at $185. *SOLD*

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    16 inch 16 ounce villager fit and finish Tamang Knife by Kumar. Neem wood handle. Leather sheath. She is sharp and beautiful! $145. *SOLD*

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    Email to [email protected] to order one or both
    First come first served
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2020
  2. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    EMS on the Tamang Knife.

    Done Deal! Now, that oughta do me until the new shipments show up! :rolleyes:
     
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  3. George Azar

    George Azar Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2017
    Tamang is a Knife I never got. Got just about everything else. Let me know your thoughts when it arrives!
     
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  4. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    @Hawgsnawt talked me into it in the Farm Knife thread the other day. :mad::D
     
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  5. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    George, I'm really liking this Tamang so far, tho I just cracked it open earlier today.

    It was snowing and raining here all dang day so I didn't have a chance to play with it yet. I think it will be a favorite, no AK Bowie, but pretty darn good!
     
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  6. George Azar

    George Azar Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2017
    Glad to hear your initial thoughts and hope you’ll post more when you get the chance to use it! Thank you for your response!
     
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  7. Hawgsnawt

    Hawgsnawt Basic Member Basic Member

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    Aug 16, 2015
    Hey, just cause it's MY favorite.... does not mean it will be EVERYONE'S favorite.....LOL..... but yes, I really do like the pattern and find it to be an exceptionally useful blade.

    MOST of my others stay in the display room.... on display.... my Tamang's get used, daily
     
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  8. jfox95307

    jfox95307 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 30, 2008
    Maybe not favorite...
    But it sure is compelling.
    I like it so much it almost feels like cheating.
    I always carry two khuks. One on the hip and one in the pack. That way they don't all get jealous and cut me.
     
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  9. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    This one is a real beauty! I was just fondling it, in fact.

    I really do love the blade profile and am stoked to try it out on something.
     
  10. jfox95307

    jfox95307 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 30, 2008
    Yes you do...(need to try it out)
    I am still of the old school, so to speak, of kukuri testing. Every one I get is edged, if needed, and taken to the forest. If it passes the test(s), I know I can depend on it or gift it with confidence.
    Back in the day, we were instructed to beat the living crap out of them. But I don't do that any more, I can tell by using them. Failures happen. Best they happen soon, than on the trail or in emergency.
    All my keepers are fully dependable. The old dog, tin chirra gets used and abused and sadly taken for granted. But it will never let you down.
    I guess it's a trust issue. I couldn't have a knife or any tool I couldn't fully trust. No matter how pretty.
     
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  11. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Well, I took my Tamang out today and tried it on a couple of small saplings.

    Pretty sad to say I got some bad edge rolling near the tip of the blade. I tried to straighten it out but I cant seem to get it back to "true" where it was. It's probably something I could fix with a stone, but won't the edge just roll there again?

    I want to get some advice from all you regular HI blade users and thank you in advance!
     
  12. George Azar

    George Azar Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2017
    I would contact Ms Yangdu and explain what happened. She will probably make it right!
     
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  13. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    George, you haven't steered me wrong yet, so that's what I will do. :thumbsup:

    Thanks!
     
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  14. George Azar

    George Azar Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2017
    Kiteman I don’t know if you’ve read any of Kardas posts for H.I. but he’s full of knowledge and just contacted me to give you this message.
    And I quote: Hey George, Please tell kiteman72 that karda sez... that a khukuri is supposed to roll near the tip to prevent it from throwing metal shards in your face if you hit hard objects. He need to use the sweet spot to strike with instead of the tip.
    All khukuri hi makes are unhardened at the tip for this purpose.
     
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  15. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Thanks for this George!

    There is a spot where the steel almost seems "smooshed" down a bit.
     
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  16. George Azar

    George Azar Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2017
    Thank Karda. He can read your posts just can’t respond
     
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  17. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Well, Karda, thank you, I appreciate it. :)
    I fired off a quick email to Ms. Yangdu before I saw your 2nd post George, so we'll see what she says. I thought it would kind of just "straighten out", but like I said, it looks kinda smushed down. I'm sure I can easily "fix" it with my various stones and whatnot.

    I'm just new to HI blades and learning what to expect. Thanks for the guidance and input.
     
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  18. jfox95307

    jfox95307 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 30, 2008
    I'm sorry to hear what happened. I know it can make you sad. But the good news is, you will be happy in the end.

    I was just going to post about my tamang.
    That thing harvested twenty pounds of fatwood cutting knots off flush with the trees. Batoning through hard knotty fat pine. Worked It hard. It was covered in sap and looked like a complete mess.
    Took it home and cleaned it and it still shaved and sliced paper. After a couple strokes on compound and it scares the hair away and push cuts through paper along all parts of the blade.
    I say this for two reasons.
    One: Kumar did this blade perfectly. Heat treat is perfect.
    Two: this blade was a replacement for a CAK that failed badly. I was sad about that. But now that I've proved this tamang, I don't miss the CAK at all.
     
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  19. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    Thanks for the post, jfox. :thumbsup:
    I didn't think I was really doing anything that should cause the edge to do that, especially after seeing your Tamang perform on all that wood you were cutting!

    I have a lot of confidence in Ms. Yangdu's customer service, that's one reason I started trying these blades out.
     
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  20. jfox95307

    jfox95307 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 30, 2008
    Once you start to get a feel for what these knives can and can't do (and each knife is different,) and you get a feel for the swing and become more accurate and deliberate in your usage, you will find magic.
    However all tools demand respect and empathy.
    Respect yourself, the tool, and the tree and you'll be happy.
    And some fail...
    Just the way the cookie bounces.
     
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