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New chant: KhukRat

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by Revolverrodger, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. wacki

    wacki

    317
    Sep 12, 2009
    Bump the kuhkri thread
     
  2. Dirtbiker

    Dirtbiker

    Jul 2, 2010
    Bring it

    Ratkri, kukrat, ratzilla, whatever it's called I'm in.
     
  3. Tony Nguyen

    Tony Nguyen

    328
    Jul 20, 2010
    We need a KhukRat
     
  4. wacki

    wacki

    317
    Sep 12, 2009
    Has the swamp ever made a khukri? As far as I can tell that they haven't. All the more reason to bring one to fruition.
     
  5. Moses_3

    Moses_3

    Feb 27, 2008
    I still want it, but the 1311 has really helped fill that hole... I would have to compare the two (and happily would).
     
  6. RussMo

    RussMo

    Apr 1, 2007
    Rat-KUKRI, I'm in!!!
     
  7. Jestersinthemoon

    Jestersinthemoon

    252
    Apr 6, 2008
    Swamp-Zilla Kukmandu

    Steel -- SR-101
    Overall Length -- 20"
    Blade Length -- 14"
    Thickness -- .245
    Blade Finish -- Satin Finish
    Grind -- Full Convex
    Handle -- Black Canvas Micarta


    The Swamp Rat Swamp-Zilla Kukmandu is the epitome of what the avid outdoorsman is looking for in a mid-weight, mid length all-around chopper. Swamp Rat's proprietary SR-101 steel comes with a hair shaving razor's edge, and maintains an excellent level of sharpness, even after a long day of chopping branches and vines and batoning through hardwood knots. It has an ergonomically designed and exceedingly comfortable canvas Micarta handle ( also available in G10 ) with unique texturing that is, thankfully, without hot-spots. It allows for a firm grip when needed, but is also comfortable in a loose chopping grip, letting the agile blade whip through vines and small branches as easily as any machete on the market. The large finger choil lets you choke up for precision work, but the forward curving blade truly excels at the heavy duty chopping swings for which it was designed. The full convex grind is perfectly even and ground to a wickedly fine razor edge which the blade maintains even after the most brutal abuse. The Satin Finish is beautiful and durable. It certainly deserves the added character of a scratch or two added to it surface, but its easy to bring back to a lustrous finish with some scotch brite, steel wool, or wet-dry paper. At a price point significantly lower than its kissing-cousins, the Busse Killa-Zilla or Killa-Zilla II, this is a must have for anyone who appreciates Busse-kin blades or Swamp Rat in particular, outdoorsmen who love an excellent chopper that performs exceedingly well around the camp, or anyone who, in general, simply loves a well-crafted bladed implement.

    WH
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2013
  8. JayGoliath

    JayGoliath

    Mar 27, 2010
    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
  9. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    Nice write up! :thumbup:
    So any pictures of the proto you were testing? :D
     
  10. Blade Runner 7

    Blade Runner 7 Affordable Anodizing Services

    Oct 26, 2010
    Do it!!!!!
     
  11. Jestersinthemoon

    Jestersinthemoon

    252
    Apr 6, 2008
    If the folks at Swamp Rat would just go ahead and follow my specs and send it to me.
     
  12. RussMo

    RussMo

    Apr 1, 2007
    Brother that is the ticket!!! Excellent write up Jess:thumbup:
     
  13. plue

    plue

    706
    Oct 3, 2012
    Would love a KhukRat, it would round off all the sizes of knives I need from the Swamp. It's also either this, or wait for Busse to release another KZ or get some more KZ blanks (both seem too long off).
     
  14. GregB

    GregB Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2000
    Bring it....

    GregB
     
  15. JayGoliath

    JayGoliath

    Mar 27, 2010
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    This wall needs some SR101 Killa-Zilla and it will be selling off shelves!
     
  16. 44magnumb

    44magnumb Gold Member Gold Member

    232
    Dec 19, 2011
    I'd love to see one!
     
  17. blame it on god

    blame it on god Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 21, 2013
    We need a khukrat ganzaaa!!
     
  18. Blade Runner 7

    Blade Runner 7 Affordable Anodizing Services

    Oct 26, 2010
    What if we all threaten to not buy another rat if they don't come forth with the khukrat? Nah I don't think I could hold out. I need a new RMD.

    Edited to add "RMK". RatmanKuhk?
     
  19. Zymologist

    Zymologist

    May 21, 2012
    I know the Khukrat and Swamp muk would both sell well. Alls we can do is hope they come out. *drool*
     
  20. RussMo

    RussMo

    Apr 1, 2007
    Question??? Is everyone just stuck on the Kukri blade style or has there been any discussion to other styles. Me personally, I would like to see something along the lines of the old US Model 1909 BOLO. This thing made out of SR-101 would be unstoppable. They had 14" blades and a large belly as well as being able to do some smaller task. Of coarse in lieu of wood grips there would be micarta.

    Web link for example:
    http://arms2armor.com/Knives/1909bolo.htm
     

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