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Museum Model: pix, review

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Ad Astra, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    Jul 30, 2004
    The Museum Model took 5 days to get here... since it was delivered to my neighbor down the street. Postman must be on crack; the package was labeled correctly.

    Ever seen Not2Sharp's cool collection of similar-handled exotic stuff? The MM is reminiscent of South Seas blades I can't pronounce. :D
    It also has a 21st century twist too. Ancient and futuristic both at the same time.

    Left: 25" Kobra by Kumar. 25.5", 1 lb. 15.8 oz.

    Middle: Museum Model by Kumar. 21", 2 lb. 8.7 oz.

    Right: YCS by Kumar. 18.5", 2 lb. 3.5 oz.

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    The MM came both sharp and polished, rare in my experience. The blade geometry might be like that of a samsher (Norm?); what I am sure of is it works and I like it.

    The bottom handle plate can contact your hand; there is an easy fix by gripping toward the top of the grip. Not a particularly comfortable handle but it all seems 100% steel construction (magnet test). Made to last. Think I will eventually soften the edges of the guard with sandpaper. It has a nice balance as well.

    The guard has to be from a day of sword and hand-to-hand fighting. The weight trade-off would be for hand protection, like a basket-handled sword. (Well, duh. :D Just thinkin' out loud.) Can't find the time to test on trees this weekend but I believe this thing is built like a brick sh_thouse. Can't imagine this one failing. Fit and finish would be a "10/10" as UB would say. Perfect quality.

    Glad to have snagged this rare cool khuk. Many thanks Yangdu, for your thoughtful note/inclusion. I appreciate it.


    Mike

    d'oh! Nasty, move this to HI forum please. Thanks.
     
  2. MauiRob

    MauiRob

    Nov 15, 2000
    Thanks for the great pics Mike.

    I like my MM too:thumbup:
     
  3. ferguson

    ferguson

    Feb 21, 2001
    Cool blade. Good report.

    Thanks!

    Steve
     
  4. Morgane

    Morgane

    262
    May 29, 2005
    Great pics. It's nice having the MM framed by a couple of other blades by Kumar.
     
  5. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    Great pictures and review, thank you Mike
     
  6. Svashtar

    Svashtar

    Dec 28, 2003
    Mike, it's really a Junge style blade, with the same SoS. Good review and pics. I should have read this before I posted that the handle was all aluminium, and have edited my other posts accordingly. That's what assumptions will do to you, and a simple magnet test would have confirmed.

    Thanks,

    Norm
     

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