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The Corporal's Big 'Uns

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Cpl Punishment, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Cpl Punishment

    Cpl Punishment

    Jan 28, 2006
    OK, here's a lineup of my biggest HIs:

    29" Dragon Tarwar:

    25" CAK:

    24.5" Bhairab:

    24.5" Villager Giant Chitlangi Bowie:

    All together for comparison:

    OK this is a review of the Bhairab, but I figured I might as well show pic of what I'm comparing it to.

    The Tarwar is, of course, in an entirely different class.

    The CAK and Chitlangi Bowie are both FAR more blade heavy than the Bhairab, and the CAK is significantly moreso than the Chitlangi Bowie -- to the point it's almost difficult to hold on to with one hand, much less swing. You DO NOT want to try to stop it mid swing.

    On to the Bhairab. . .
    OK, the Bhairab is much more "swordy" than the other two. meaning, the way it balances, it's much more a weapon than a tool. Very much a kopis/falcata, rather than a farm implement. Much of the weight is int he handle. Kind of figures since it's only 2 ounces less weight than the Chit Bowie, yet the blade is 3/8" thick, whereas the Chit Bowie's is 1/2" thick.

    The handle is much more suited for a firm grip like you'd use in a fight, rather than the "whiplash" grip you use with a kukri, and the guard is a big, honking piece of brass, plenty of meat there to stop an enemy's blade from sliding down onto your hand.

    Overall fit and finish are very good with the exception of the copper inlays. I wasn't a big fan of them in the pictures, and I'm still not a big fan of them. I don't have a strong dislike for them, either, but if they weren't there, I wouldn't miss them.

    The blade came sharp. Not razor sharp, but as sharp as you'd want a sword to be. Very even edge as well.

    Overall, I'd say the blade is a steal at the price it was offered, and edges out my Tarwar for my pick of weapon for the zombie apocalypse. ;)
  2. MagenDavid

    MagenDavid Want some Kosher Salami?

    Nov 2, 2008
    Seriously? A 25 inch CAK? Are you trying to cleave grizzly bears in half with one shot?
  3. b.c.molin


    Nov 28, 2008
    Great review with the comparisons being most helpful.

    Not to get into 'mine is bigger than yours' but your Giant Chitlangi Bowie is 0.25inch bigger than mine. :eek:

    Getting a Bhairab and a Tarwar are now needs rather than wants. :D
  4. Cpl Punishment

    Cpl Punishment

    Jan 28, 2006
    LOL, hey, when everyone pulls out their big knives for comparison, and you just have to win the penis contest. . .:eek::eek:

    Funny how addicting these things are, eh?
  5. mtnfalcon


    Feb 24, 2006
    Does anyone remember that 40" CAK (I think) from about a year or so back. Now THAT was seriously huge. But I did love these pictures and comparison. Thanks Cpl.
  6. Cpl Punishment

    Cpl Punishment

    Jan 28, 2006
    This one?

    I believe it is a 40" GRS
  7. mtnfalcon


    Feb 24, 2006
    THAT's the one. The size of that thing still blows my mind.
  8. paua


    Jun 16, 2008
    Would you mind I ask what you are chopping with that big 40" GRS?
  9. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    Pretty much anything he wants......J/k!
    (I think he's just displaying it in that pic.)
  10. bloodwraith


    Apr 10, 2007
    Do you think he's compensating for something? :p
  11. Yvsa


    May 18, 1999
    Yeah, I had to come in and see what "Cpl Punishment" was talking about as I know he usually isn't the type of guy that goes around bragging about/on his personal endowments.:p ;) :D

    Last edited: Jan 11, 2009

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