Also, didn't Aunty Yangdu pick up this khukuri when she was back in Nepal following Uncle Bill's passing away? I remember reading a post about how she was in her family home to have pujas done following her husband's passing away and came across this khukuri. It just called out to her and she decided that since Uncle Bill had a model named after him, she would have this model as her own personal one - something along these lines ...
By the way, what is "having your pujas done"?
I know that feeling.Okay, I've put in MOST of that, and I think I'll lay off of this for a while. I had hoped that more people would chime in for this project, but with only the help of Karda and sta94, I think that this is a bit too tiring.
I'll need to take a break for a day or two,......or three......
I have one more Bhairab Khukuri for sale in stock. From now shop and Kamis will not make this model. Sorry
Yangdu write recently and asked if I'd tell the HI forum about the Murali Bonecutters coming soon for sale.
Murali is here and working with Bura. When he arrived, he thought he could challenge the good Sgt Khadka and make his own rendition of the Bonecutter. He made a batch. This is not going to happen in the future, as Sgt Khadka supports his son with this specialty, and Yangdu wants this to be his special area. His work is well loved by wood hawkers and collectors. But so is Murali's, once and still considered a Star in the lineup. I remember the old timers talking about Murali when you couldn't get a Murali blade, and had to look for Kesar. If you value Murali, or just want a good khuk, you might look at the one-time issue Bonecutters coming soon. Yangdu said they are not as fine as the Sgt's, which he's been doing regularly and with some practise, but they are decent blades ...
I know there are a lot of fans of the 'bonecutter' style and hope this pleases them.