Review - HI Calendar

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This has been hanging behind my desk for a while now, and I've been meaning to write a review.

I'm not sure if Yangdu has any left, but they were originally offered here:
http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=547489&highlight=Calendar

This is a large calendar, typical size for the advertising and shop calendars that you frequently see. Two months appear at the bottom, and 5 kamis are featured (Bura shows up twice). Other Kamis are Pralad, Yubraj, Rajendra, and Dil. The layout is nice and clean, photos are good, and the paper stock is high quality. Six different khuks show up on each page, and most of the standard khukuri models are represented. There are also some unusual models like the Bhairab and non-khuks like the Uddha sword and Cherokee Rose. There are a few amusing typos on the knife names. The November/December page features Bura working on the handle of a Foxy Folly, along with the debut of the HI "Sex Knife" (Seax). Apparently, spell-check doesn't do too well on Anglicized Nepali names. I think Bill would approve. :)

On to performance results:

- The calendar has correctly identified 100% of the days of the year so far.
- The calendar bends 720 degrees and returns to true with no noticeable set.
- The calendar is sharp, but not blood-thirsty. I've managed to avoid paper cuts so far.
- The differential hardening is exceptional - the middle is quite flexible while the edges are quite sharp.
- Overall calendar performance is high, typical HI quality.

This was a good purchase. Aside from the reading fund benefit, the calendar is bright and colorful. I like having big pics of the kamis on my wall. I see this one staying up, even beyond 2008.
 
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I have one too and pointed out the Sex Knife to my wife.

She turned red as a stop sign.


Also the Chitlangi is listed but the photo shown is a 25"-30" Kobra.

But it is a nice calendar and I like having pics of the BirGorkha crew. Ya can't help but feel connected to them after years of buying their pieces.
 

Steely_Gunz

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On to performance results:

- The calendar has correctly identified 100% of the days of the year so far.
- The calendar bends 720 degrees and returns to true with no noticeable set.
- The calendar is sharp, but not blood-thirsty. I've managed to avoid paper cuts so far.
- The differential hardening is exceptional - the middle is quite flexible while the edges are quite sharp.
- Overall calendar performance is high, typical HI quality.

:D this had me laughing.

Also, I too noticed the "Sex Knife":eek: I had mine on my office wall. Now that I am working out of a semi-trailer, I have it on hand to keep track of the days. I'm pretty sure the guy we're renting this from wouldn't like it if I marked time with dashes scratched into the paint like some sort of medieval dungeon prisoner.:D
 

Yangdu

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Great review, thank you
 
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LOL, that's a great review. I'm sitting here looking at my copy on the wall next to my computer.
 
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Also the Chitlangi is listed but the photo shown is a 25"-30" Kobra.

Wolf_1989 thanks for the correction as it sure didn't look right to me but I lacked the Khuk knowledge to tell exactly what is was.

The calendar was a surprise addition to my first purchase and will be still be being admired for years to come.:)
 
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