This 12" AK Can Be Useful After All

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Earlier today I was looking for a way to kill time while bleaching my teeth, so I decided to work on the fenceline some. In the past I've cleared it only to have a bunch of new saplings spring up again. I was considering with khuk to use when I decided to put my horn handled 12" AK to the task. I had won it in a charity auction a few years back and before now had only done a little work with it (mostly to see what it'd do).

The saplings ranged from 1/8" to 3/4", which made them easy work for the 12" AK. It was easier to control (read: keep it out of the rocky ground as much as possible) than my larger khuks. Placing my thumb and forefinger around the bolster made for a surprisingly comfortable grip. I chopped down two to three dozen saplings with relative ease. Afterwards there were a few dings in the edge near the tip which I sharpened out.

I have new respect for my 12" AK. The larger khuks are very useful, but the small ones have their place as well.

Bob
 

Rusty

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I have an especially thick spined 12" AK I call the "Graf Spee" after the WWII Pocket Battleship, for what should be obvious reasons.
 
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i use the same grip on the bolster that you were talking about when i use my 12" AK. it's usually my preferred khukri when i'm going hiking.

tho i'm starting to get attached to my beautiful BAS.

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Bob?

Welcome to the club. Pappy, Sarge, Rusty and I were the most vocal cheering section for the 12 inch AKs not all that long ago.

I still think it is the most utilitarian of the khuks unless you are a wood chopper like Munk, or one of them hired assassin types like the rest of the Cantina. :D

Controlled cutting, and baton use make it a remarkable edged tool.




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I still think it is the most utilitarian of the khuks unless you are a wood chopper like Munk, or one of them hired assassin types like the rest of the Cantina. Kismet

I don't know Kis, I'm partial to the 15" for assasinations! :)
 

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Ooops, I thought you were talking about assignations! :footinmou
 
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