Tamang Khukuri

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Yangdu, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    While I was in Katmandu, I enjoyed visiting my cousins and having dinner with them. After a great meal and lots of conversation, I decided to say goodnight for the evening.

    On my way out I met a couple of older Tamang men in Katmandu for business. They approached me and asked if I "would buy a knife that had been in their family for two generations." They let me examine it and it had a good, sharp blade.
    Even though it was a little rusty, it was a good knife and obviously had served its purpose, protecting the men and their families for two generations.

    Both men had the same knife and, remembering the Kamis wanted more work, I offered to buy both of them. They declined, explaining that they needed one knife to protect themselves on the trip back to their village.

    This Tamang Khukuri Knife is the only one available. A collector who appreciates a sharp, original blade might like to add this to their collection. If not, I will add it to my collection until the Kamis get the replicas made.


    Overall length --16''
    Weight --13 oz
    Spine thickness --1/4''
    Brass bolster and buttcap
    Sisau wood handle
    Leather scabbard
    Price $100 even *SOLD*

    Email to order
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2008
  2. MacHete

    MacHete Hair Cropper & Chipmunk Wrangler

    Apr 7, 2000
    That is a very interesting Khukuri, Yangdu! :cool:

    I'll leave this specimen for a more advanced collector than I am- But I am keenly interested in the HI versions to come. :thumbup:

    Thanks for sharing this story, and little bit of culture with us! :)
  3. tedwca


    Dec 10, 2005
    WOW just WOW that is so cool. Why don't I have any money?
  4. Yvsa


    May 18, 1999
    First sentence, Hayv!!!!

    Second sentence, I know why I don't have any money but it still sucks beans!:thumbdn: :(
    Once upon a time in a land far away this beautiful knife would've been mine!!!! :( :mad:

    Can y'all imagine the distal taper this knife must have? :eek: At 16" long and weighing just 13 ounces it has to be Phenomenal!!!:thumbup: :cool: :D
    What a Knife, And Absolutely NO Cho Creep!!!!:thumbup: :D
  5. gcs


    Mar 3, 2007
    I like that blade shape, I'd be interested in the replicas, leave this one for a collector.
  6. Munchi Kool

    Munchi Kool

    Jun 13, 2007
    Same thought here ... a true collector blade indeed!
  7. DocH


    May 6, 2006
    From 2 who really appreciate History, Thank-You very Much Ms Yangdu.

    Regards, Ed and Sandy
  8. CallsThunder


    May 10, 2004

    I agree. I'd love to see HI make some copies of this one.
  9. orca8589


    Jan 27, 2007
    Well, 'cause you done spent it all on kuks! (Which is the right thing to do, by the way...)

    Yangdu - great knife, and great story too.

    thx - cpr
  10. DocH


    May 6, 2006
    I see it sold...
    Hopefully HI will make some "replicas" of it... of course I would consider the HI version to be an Original it its own way...but with the same Superb quality of the HI line!!
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2008
  11. Ironhandjohn


    Sep 21, 2008
    Now THAT blade design is sorta' what I was talking about in my 'Cantina' post!!!

    Very cool........
  12. alexs


    Nov 26, 2009

    ...In case some of the newbies, such as myself, are interested in the history behind the Tamang model. This is so far forming to be the year of the Tamang and the ASTK (just like 2008 was the year of the Bonecutters)

  13. tjarlz


    Nov 24, 2006
    ya'll might be interested to know this knife still looks just like the pictures. I couldn't bring myself to scour it clean. It has a slick/greasy feel to the blade and an odor of meat. That probably explains some of the stains.

  14. dondulah


    Dec 24, 2009
    Is there a current link on this forum with specifics about the current HI Tamang model? I searched but was unable to find it. I noticed the blade appears to have a different finish and was looking for some additional info on it. Thanks!
  15. DannyinJapan


    Oct 9, 2003
    Please copy this knife !!!
  16. dondulah


    Dec 24, 2009
    Anyone on the Tamang specifics?
  17. hollowdweller


    Sep 22, 2003
    Is that a tinder pouch on the sheath?
  18. warty


    Mar 2, 2010
    It is a cool story to go along with the blade too. I wish I wasn't so messed up physically now that I can't travel anymore. I would be the first one on a plane to Nepal if I was still able to travel like I used to do. I have been a lot of places but never there...
  19. tjarlz


    Nov 24, 2006
    I believe it is, hollowdweller. It had a wad of paper inside.
  20. Jaymo


    Jan 17, 2009
    My HI Tamang knife arrived today and all I can say is, "WOW!" I absolutely love it. The handle is thinner than I thought and it fits my hand about as perfectly as is possible.
    To be as forward balanced as it is, it doesn't feel blade heavy at all.

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