Was this a salyan ?

Danny, don't go talking about Salyans. There's a whole bunch of sharks here, with a generous sprinkling of good guys, who've not only purchased more than their share of the DOTD, but have gone to older forumites and scarfed up precious items from the past.

I have not been one of these-but I have located a Super Salyan, and you CANNOT HAVE IT.

munk
 
H.I. had a few of these a couple years back....came in as villagers and Bill called them "bulldog villagers" because they are stumpy and snouty....
 
Daniel Koster said:
H.I. had a few of these a couple years back....came in as villagers and Bill called them "bulldog villagers" because they are stumpy and snouty....
Don't want too be contrary Dan, but the Super Salyans came in as full fledged finished HI khukuris. Mine has a beautiful rosewood handle, or would have if it was refinished. I took the diameter of the handle way, way, down so as too be able too hold onto the khuk and never finished it back to original.:rolleyes:
The handles on them are larger than those on the UBEs!!!!:eek:
I'm also pretty sure they were Shop 1 khuks as they have the scrolled buttcap, at least mine does.
They do appear stumpy and snouty up close but when one is placed edge down and up against something and several steps are taken backwards away from the khuk it appears just like the logo pic that was the original Salyan.
 
Rusty's SS still has the original handle, and it's like gripping a Louisville Slugger half way up the wood.

It can be done, but not ideal for my medium hands.


munk
 
I was lucky enough to get one of the original Super Salyan's! I wish i could get the same knife in a 14-15 inch size.
 
God, guns, and rotgut.

How many of these Super Salyans are there?



munk
 
Yvsa said:
Don't want too be contrary Dan, but the Super Salyans came in as full fledged finished HI khukuris.
....guess I should've been more specific.

I was refering to the knife in the link Danny posted....not to the Salyan.

That knife reminds me of the bulldog villagers we had go through here a while back.
 
Not to the Super Salyan; that's what I figured, Dan.

Salyan is a place is Nepal, a region, is there where the name and blade shape comes from?

Yvsa, N2, anybody?


munk
 
munk said:
Salyan is a place is Nepal, a region, is there where the name and blade shape comes from?

Yvsa, N2, anybody?

munk
Munk I'm not sure of whence the origin of the Salyan hails from.;)
I can picture the kami's name that made it in my mind but I couldn't tell you his name to save my life.
If I could've retained even a bit of what I have read over the years I would be a really smart man, but as it is.:rolleyes: ;)
 
I know, a pretty smart old duffer.

I've told you and Rusty this, but will share it now with the forum. Dragon Ball Z has been one of the most successful comic TV children's shows for many years now. It looks like it is finally on the wane. But anyway, there are some martial artists who studied under a master off an Island by Japan. (Master Roshi) One of them had a tail. He was a Sayan. (sic?) Sayans were a species of fighters from another planet which was destroyed by the evil of Freeza, a pretty bad demi-God like martial artist alien villian.

Goku grows up and loses his tail, saves the earth 12 dozen times, and keeps metamorphising. Into Super Sayan - a heightened being of power. First, we had super Sayan one, then two, then three, and now Super Sayan Four.

MY eight year old still loves Dragon Ball Z, and my four year old has almost every action figure from the series.
The kids on the local Reservation also like Dragon Ball Z. They love it. I don't think the Mental Health community is happy about this, but what can you do?

In the tradition of the Super Sayans, that is what my Super Salyan will be called when I finally procure it. Who cares if the words are slightly different? And in the words of Rusty, and like any Super Sayan, of course: "What does it do? Whatever it wants to."

My eight year old has been looking forward to the SS for some time. He loves khukuris, especially big ones. When we visited Rusty that was one of the most important things he wanted to see.

munk
 
found it.....


picture of the bulldog villager next to a few others...


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Munk, your DBZ history is uncanny:) One of my very best friends from highschool is really into DBZ as is his younger brother (younger as in 19). I have to admit that i was sucked into it for a couple of years in highschool and college. Those were good days:) It was fun being a geek jock. We were into dorky things like DBZ, computer games, and physics problems...but no one would ever make fun of us lest they wanted to be hung by their undies on a coat hook:p It's kinda cool to know that kids still find DBZ fun to watch,a nd that it's not just a bunch of nerdy 20-somethings that are still into it;)

Jake
 
It was giant- shook the industry. I like it. One of the few cartoons I enjoy. (Courage the Cowardly Dog, anyone?)
Imagine Koku up to SS Four- and he's reverted to Asiatic features again.

After he fought Boo I didn't how they could get more powerful, but they did, of course. For those of you not in the know, Boo or Bu could destroy the universe.


I think its day is passing though- the DBZ characters were not found at my local Walmart last time around.


munk
 
I believe you are correct about DBZ going downhill, munk. From what i am told by my geekier friend, this DB GT was not done by the same guy that did the ever popular comics and cartoons of Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z. If you watch the opening credits it says "based on characters by (whatever that nice Japanese man's name is)". I can't get into the new stuff. The Freeza, Android, and Cell sagas were some of my favorites. I missed the whole Bu thing because i didn't ahve cable at the time. I also really like some of the earlier episodes where Goku and company weren't so rediculously powerful. Oh, by the way, i like Courage too. My gal likes it too. she used to lose it when farmer would put on the mask and "OOGA BOOGA BOOGA!" poor Courage.
Wow, talk about thread drift:)

Jake
 
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