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Villager Falcata

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Cpl Punishment, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Cpl Punishment

    Cpl Punishment

    Jan 28, 2006
    Picked up my villager Falcata from the PO today.

    This thing is a beast!

    Only 3" longer than the Bhairab, same 3/8" thickness, but it feels much more blade-heavy (probably due to all the brass fittings and larger handle on the Bairab).

    It's also significantly narrower, spine-to-edge, than the Bhairab, a good 3/4" or so through the sweet spot. Much more sword-like.

    Being a villager, it came sharp, not like a razor, but it'll take off whatever it hits. It has a nice tip, strong, but not obtuse. Definitely not a blade you want to be on the receiving end of in a fight.

    The scabbard is just stunning. Very, very deep engraving that is some very fine carving. The top one seems to be of Ganesha, second one down I don't know (maybe Shiva), perhaps Yangdu knows. The rest are a nice floral pattern. The fit of the white metal on the scabbard is superb.

    Definitely one of the "finest" HI blades I've ever seen.

    Weather has been terrible here lately and none of the pics came out very well, so that'll have to wait.
     
  2. Ugly Duck

    Ugly Duck

    568
    Oct 6, 2008
    Impatiently waiting for the pics!
     
  3. Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    Jul 30, 2004
    Welcome to the club. :thumbup: :p


    Mike
     
  4. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    Way to rub it in you dirty so-n-so:grumpy::p
    One day, you lucky sharks:D
     
  5. Cpl Punishment

    Cpl Punishment

    Jan 28, 2006
    Actually, I got outsharked, and missed the DOTDs and emailed to ask if she had another.

    :D
     
  6. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    Great news, thank you
     
  7. Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    Jul 30, 2004
    Jake, my brother- I would leave you my HI falcata in my will, except I'm fairly sure if I did, you'd have me killed. :D :p

    I don't blame you, either. It is the penultimate HI snag.

    Mike
     
  8. Cpl Punishment

    Cpl Punishment

    Jan 28, 2006
    No, no,thank YOU. :D

    P.S. Do you know who the carvings represent?
     
  9. tedwca

    tedwca

    Dec 10, 2005
    The top one is definitely Ganesha and I believe the second one is Vishnu, but I can't really see it well enough to tell.
     
  10. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    Dear Yangdu didi,



    Second God carved on the FalaCata scabbard is the BHIM god.

    Who is elder brother of Panch Pandav.



    Thank you,

    Rajesh
     
  11. Cpl Punishment

    Cpl Punishment

    Jan 28, 2006
    Thanks a bunch!
     
  12. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
    what is the ultimate then?


    Bladite
     
  13. b.c.molin

    b.c.molin

    Nov 28, 2008
    Thanks for your review. Seems it makes a great addition to your b-i-g blades. ;)

    So with its weight being 'blade heavy' I imagine it would feel closer to the Giant Chitlangi Bowie than the Bhairab?

    Hope to see some comparison photo's when you get the chance
     
  14. Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    Jul 30, 2004
    The Bura Shotgun, of course. ;)


    Mike



    "Main Entry:
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    Function:
    adjective
    Date:
    1677

    1 : next to the last <the penultimate chapter of a book> 2 : of or relating to a penult <a penultimate accent>
    — pen·ul·ti·mate·ly adverb"
     
  15. Cpl Punishment

    Cpl Punishment

    Jan 28, 2006
    It's actually quite a bit more blade-heavy than the giant Chit, despite being thinner.
     
  16. b.c.molin

    b.c.molin

    Nov 28, 2008
    Due to having only medium sized hands I can get a good two handed grip on my Giant Chitlangi Bowie if needed. Would it be possible to do the same with the handle on the Falcatta?

    Also does the Falcatta have a riveted tang or is it a Chiruwa style? I ask because I have not seen any 'overhead' photo's of this beautiful blade?
     
  17. Cpl Punishment

    Cpl Punishment

    Jan 28, 2006
    It has a Chiruwa style (exposed tang) handle. I seriously doubt you could get both hands on it without ione hand being on the curved (umbrella) part, and that would be a useless grip to use.

    This really is a sword, and although it could be used for such, isn't a good wood chopping tool. Mine is going to be fondled a little and displayed a lot, just like the Bhairab.
     
  18. b.c.molin

    b.c.molin

    Nov 28, 2008
    Thanks for the info, its much appreciated! :)

    Funny thing is I thought that I would be treating my Bhairab the same way but from the very first time I held it I just felt a compulsion to cut with it!:eek:

    I destroyed the triangle shipping box in a few cuts and am planning on taking it and my 17inch Foxy Folly and 20inch CAK for a chopping comparison to a friends farm as soon as he gets back from a vacation.

    Of course I don't except to be able to use the 25.25inch/64ounce Bhairab for any length of time but I do hope to be able to compare depth of cut and some of its handling dynamics before my arm drops off.:eek:

    Interestingly I can not bring myself to use my Giant Chitlangi Bowie by Sher Kami in the same fashion as I could not forgive myself if I marked its beautiful polished finish. The only thing it may get to cut would be non-marking pool noodles. :confused:
     

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