Tinker made a KLO

Steely_Gunz

Got the Khukuri fevah
Moderator
Joined
May 9, 2002
Messages
11,545
meh. I think he did a nice job on it, but it still has too much of that "Sinbad of the 7 Seas" look to me.

Jake
 
Joined
Jun 16, 2003
Messages
20,044
The FAQ at HI (now gone) used to show a khukuri much like this one, even to the slightly rising point. "A compete mystery with regard to the unit/trooops they were made for . . . can be used in a stabbing mode . . . ."
 

Daniel Koster

www.kosterknives.com
Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider
Joined
Oct 18, 2001
Messages
20,978
guess I'll be the bad guy.....


I don't like the handle - looks very uncomfortable.



It does have a recurve, and a significant bend angle, but that doesn't necessarily make it a khukuri.

Looks more like an Aranyik/Aranyig knife....do a search on this forum - you'll see what I mean. Like this one, the blade is mostly flat on the face, and the tip is very pointy.



Aside from that - it does look like a fun knife to play around with. Kevin Cashen made something similar out of damascus for the 2003 ABS World cutting competition. Nice piece.

Thanks for posting the link.
 
Joined
May 18, 1999
Messages
15,395
Josh Feltman said:
I like it. Wouldn't necessarily call it a khukuri though...
Yvsa said:
Sorta reminds me of an UBE.;)
Josh Feltman said:
Yup, I was thinking that as well.
Methinks the UBE can't rightfully be called a khukuri either no matter whether it has a cho or not.:rolleyes:
The AK Bowie and one of Bura's models falls into the same category too methinks, was it the "Movie Model" or is that the one that turned into the BDC?:confused:
Methinks a cho a khukuri does not make although to be a khukuri a cho it must have, generally. :grumpy: :confused:
John Powell has some khukuris that do not have a cho so that mostly proves to me that nothing is set in stone.

How about y'all?

What makes a khukuri a khukuri to you?

ALthough I do recognize that the angled blade weight forward is a true khukuri to me a *Real* Khukuri is the old fully curved khukuris like the Bhojpure and the Long Leaf like those that AC is selling, and they indeed must have a cho.
Although I do also recognize the non-cho khukuris that John Powell has are also true khukuris.
The generally recognized shape of the khukuri is what seperates the KLO from a *Real* khukuri too me.
In other words the KLO that Bill Marsh bought off of eBay the other day is a KLO and Not a khukuri.
Capiche?;)
Dayum I hope so as it's kinda hard to explain.:eek: :D ;)
 
Joined
May 18, 1999
Messages
15,395
DannyinJapan said:
she is a wicked little beehotch though, isnt she?
Yes, she is! She could sleep in my safe anytime she wanted to. The handle looks to be much more usable than the greatly oversized one on a UBE.:D :cool: :D
 

Daniel Koster

www.kosterknives.com
Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider
Joined
Oct 18, 2001
Messages
20,978
I know it's not the right answer, but fuller make the khukuri for me.
 
Joined
Mar 26, 2002
Messages
2,844
If it's got a curve, more or less, and your average Nepali would use it for daily work/wood chopping/home defense, then in my book it's a khuk. Derivitives also qualify - therefore a kothimoda would qualify, though it would not likely be pressed into daily service. Likewise, a kami who hammers out daily-use khuks probably wouldn't come up with a UBE or Movie Model. In my book, the clip point/tip geometry disqualifies it. Is the Cold Steel stuff a khuk? Probably by the above definition. I'm sure that they would be pressed into service in Nepal, were they cheaper than a kami-hammered product. However, given the heritage and soul of a khukuri, they are substandard examples.
 
Top