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Wednesday Evening with Amar Singh Thapa Khukuri

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Yangdu, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    Brand New Khukuri Knife For You


    I am pleased to announce that I have a brand new Khukuri knife to offer you
    than has never been in the HI inventory before. My shop manager, Rajesh, told me the following story behind this special knife.

    This model of Khukuri knife is named Amar Singh Thapa and is a replica of
    the original Knife used by General Amar Singh Thapa, 250 years ago, in a war fought to centralize Nepal.

    Prior to that time, Nepal was a series of different principalities, some ruled by British forces.
    At the time,the Ghorka King was Prithivi Narayan Shah and Amar Singh Thapa waged war to unify Nepal by serving
    his King. To this day, he is highly regarded as one of the National Heroes of Nepal.

    His major achievement was the unification of Nepal, which he accomplished by the annexation of several
    western principalities to the Kingdom of Nepal, like Jumla, Doti, Kumaon, Garwal, Dehradun, Srinagar, Kanga and Palpa.

    He served as the Nepalese caretaker of the western principalities and protectorates west of the Mahakali River,
    while waging small wars with the King of Punjab, Ranjit Singh. Amar Singh Thapa defended the western fronts of
    Nahan, Chamba, Almora, Kangra, Saharanpur and Dehradrin against the assault of his British counterpart, General David Ochterriony.

    The Sugauli Treaty was not to his liking and he preferred, instead, a temporary armistice in order to maintain the
    possibility to claim the Nepalese possessions ceded to the British.

    Another accomplishment of this National Hero of Nepal was the Temple of the Goddess Ganga, which he built in the
    early 19th century. His temple is still the central heart of the town of Gangotri in Uttarakhand, India. To this day, it is
    one of the four sites in the Char Dham pilgrimage circuit, the most important Hindu pilgrimage circuit in the Indian Himalayas.

    Amar Singh Thapa retired from service to his King and died on his pilgrimage to Gosaikunda. Historical records indicate
    that he carried this knife named for him during some of his battles for Nepalese unification.

    Amar Singh Thapa
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    AMAR SINGH THAPA KHUKURI BY SHER THE (TIGER)

    Overall length --17''
    Villager fit and finish blade
    Weight --36 oz
    Spine thickness 1/2''
    Ciruwa style satisal wood handle
    White metal bolster, buttcap and scabbard tip
    Standard leather scabbard
    Superb work by Sher:thumbup:
    Add one more to your collection at $195.00 *SOLD*

    Email to order
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    Last edited: Sep 16, 2009
  2. Big W

    Big W

    176
    Feb 19, 2008
    Awesome, another great addition to the line up:thumbup:
     
  3. Azraell

    Azraell

    214
    Dec 27, 2006
    That is way too cool.
     
  4. MagenDavid

    MagenDavid Want some Kosher Salami?

    492
    Nov 2, 2008
    I've dreamed about seeing this shape of a knife. Would Sher be able to make one at a little more than half the weight, though?
     
  5. Roger Smith

    Roger Smith

    Oct 22, 2001
    Lanyard hole? Whatever it is, Me Likey!
     
  6. sta94

    sta94

    275
    Jul 7, 2008
    LOVE the shape of the blade!!! IMHO it would be even better if the handle was slightly thinner, with a rat-tail tang instead of a chiruwa-style. That would probably bring down the weight a bit as well. Exact same blade, size around 17-18 inches OAL, weighing around 25-28 ounces, with a non-chiruwa handle - that'd be SWEET! Just my two-cents worth of opinion!
     
  7. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    That is awesome. :thumbup:
     
  8. monk3yfist

    monk3yfist Gold Member Gold Member

    596
    Mar 24, 2009
    I love the knife as is... my wife saw me looking at it and warned me that it better not show up in the mail...
     
  9. OmarTrader

    OmarTrader

    26
    Feb 17, 2009
    Jeez, thats awesome, another one i have to buy.
    I especially like the unusual pin pattern and the brass tubing around them, makes it look extra classy.
    That lanyard tube is also a big plus. :thumbup:

    If only i had some money...
     
  10. Ad Astra

    Ad Astra Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    A beauty!

    "Dangerous curves ahead."


    Mike
     
  11. Billy516

    Billy516 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2007
    Very nice. Almost a cross between a WWII and an M-43. Lanyard hole is a nice addition as well.
     
  12. Nicholas

    Nicholas

    896
    Apr 1, 2009
    I agree: an HI khuk with a lanyard hole! And in a traditional design, to boot! A very worthwhile addition.

    And another page for me to add, of course......
     
  13. wildmanh

    wildmanh Part time Leather Bender/Sheath maker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 9, 2000
    Thats one cool looking Khukri! I'd love to have one, and the weight doesn't bother me. Would love to see more produced just like this one.

    Heber
     
  14. iBlade

    iBlade

    446
    Jul 24, 2008
    That ones gives me the shivers, it looks like it was meant to do some serous work, and I do not mean chopping wood or slicing vegetables, although i imagine to does those things just fine.
    The point on it is a thing of beauty...
    I think it should be come a regular option.
    If I did not have my YCS i would be taking it!
     
  15. mtnfalcon

    mtnfalcon

    107
    Feb 24, 2006
    That is beautiful. Seems well worth the $195, but a bit steep for me at this time.

    I'd love to hear from the designer what the lanyard hole was meant for. I tried to envision that knife hanging from a leather strap around my neck, but at 17", it's the perfect length to accidentally neuter me. Maybe a chain or cable could be strung through it. You could then whip it around your head like a lasso, trimming all your yard's tree branches back to head-height. The same move would create a circle of invincibility, protecting one from all advancing zombies...except the midget ones.
     
  16. Duzzy

    Duzzy

    468
    Sep 1, 2009
    If you put a small loop through it and keep it around your wrist it would be harder to disarm in a fight; you could also let it dangle for a moment or two if you needed to use your hand.
     
  17. b.c.molin

    b.c.molin

    Nov 28, 2008

    Gotta agree with these guys ...the weight is just too heavy for the blade length, at least for most normal folks that want to use the Khuk for more than a few minutes at a time.

    A lighter and cheaper production version would get my dollars for certain.:thumbup:
     
  18. jnphares

    jnphares

    Feb 23, 2007
    Actually, one of the guys on the Scrap Yard forum said he makes a loop that is sized to hook back over his thumb. He said that it helps retain the knife so that his hand doesn't cramp; a khukri WILL cause to go airborne if you don't stop when that happens (I speak from experience -- thankfully nobody was hurt).

    I drilled a hole at the base of my Chiruwa AK (and broke two bits doing it -- that steel is hard) and then tested it a bit. The loop seems to reduce hand fatigue, but I'm very reluctant to attach a large blade to me that I could potentially loose control of; if that happens, it's good to have friends who work at the closest emergency room.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2009
  19. Bill Sanders

    Bill Sanders

    578
    Aug 18, 2003
    Ok, since no one has sharked this one yet, Yangdu, email on its way. I couldn't resist.

    Bill
     
  20. lal chatri

    lal chatri

    308
    Sep 2, 2008
    it certanly dose look the bee's knee's
    your a lucky man bill enjoy:thumbup:
     

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