Week 45 - Kailash Blades Pensioner - BladeForums.com 20th Anniversary Year of Giveaways

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It's Week 45! Just 7 weeks left!

This week you have the chance to win a Kailash Blades Pensioner -

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This handsome blade originated as a Custom Order for Shawn Hatcher from Hatcher Knives. During his travels through the internet, he came upon some pictures of this khukuri and was captivated by it’s bold profile and distinctive fuller. This knife embedded in his brain and went on to influence his own work with khukuris, and his adaption of this blade was the first knife to feature his expertly ground spinal fullers which have since become a trademark of his work. However, despite an extensive search he was never able to find an original to buy and came to us to resurrect this historical blade from the past in the form of a replica.

Information is quite scarce on this blade. Most likely produced in between the world wars in Kotli Loharan, located in modern day Pakistan by a manufacturer known as either “JD Pensioner & Sons” or “UD Pensioner & Sons”, the difficulty coming as a result of the stamping having been worn away on almost every knife of theirs. Most likely this blade was originally intended for military use, privately commissioned for a gurkha’s specific needs, but we can only speculate. The knife is relatively lightweight and lively in hand, but retains a decisive forward balance and a decent length which makes it a really fantastic all rounder, well suited to martial arts as well as food prep, brushwork and light and medium chopping.

Along with the Mutiny, these two historical replicas are intended to further demonstrate our commitment to historical blades, their roots in martial arts and the military and that while we may have a strong eye on the future of nepalese bladesmithing we still have a firm footing in the traditions and legacies of old.

SPECIFICATIONS
OVERALL LENGTH
18.5"
EDGE TYPE Plain
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Nepal
BLADE GRIND Convex
BLADE FINISH Polished
BLADE COLOR Bare steel
BLADE THICKNESS 0.1875"
BLADE MATERIAL 6150 Carbon Steel
BLADE LENGTH 13.5 in
HANDLE MATERIAL Buffalo
SHEATH MATERIAL Leather & Wood

BONUS PRIZE - For the rest of the Year of Giveaways, the grand prize winner will also get a KA-BAR Dozier 4062 Folding Hunter

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WEIGHT .15 lb
BLADE TYPE Folder
BLADE LENGTH 3 inches
OVERALL LENGTH 7.25 inches
SHAPE Drop Point
TANG STAMP KA-BAR/Dozier
HAS POCKET CLIP? Yes
KNIFE MATERIAL AUS 8A Stainless Steel
LOCK STYLE Lockback
GRIND Hollow
HANDLE MATERIAL Zytel®
ROCKWELL HARDNESS 56-58CR
KNIFE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Taiwan
BLADE THICKNESS .11 inches
BLADE WIDTH .875 inches

ADDITIONAL PRIZES: Cold Steel Stickers, Boker Tree Brand Hat!

Bonus Prizes: Bladeforums T-shirt, BladeForums Logo Velcro patch, BladeForums Sticker, paid subscription upgrade

BladeForums.com Logo Tshirt:


BladeForums.com Velcro Patch choices:
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BladeForums.com Logo Sticker
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Ground Rules:

To enter,
  • Comment down below saying that you are in (or similar)
  • One entry per household. Duplicate entries mean you get disqualified from the contest, same if I discover you have multiple profiles.
  • If you win a prize, you must wait 26 weeks before you can try again. That means if you won a prize in Week 19 or before, you are now eligible to try again in this week's contest.
  • Main prizes are limited to members with paid subscriptions, or registered users with a registration date prior to November 2, 2018 - this is to combat people registering multiple free accounts to stack the deck.
  • If you have a profile with a registration prior to Nov 2 2018 and ARE NOT a paid member, you must a letter in a stamped envelope to
BFC
8007 Vine Crest Ave #6-7
Louisville KY 40222
  • Your entry must include a short letter stating your address, why you are into knives, what your first knife was, why the grandprize would own, and your post number in this thread. Your letter must be received by no later than November 9, 2019

  • Your profile must be up to date with accurate contact information. You must be over 18 years old, by entering you certify you are eligible & winning this will not violate any laws in your location.
  • Shipping will be covered in the US & Canada only. You are welcome to enter if you live outside North America, however you'll be responsible for shipping charges, and I have no idea if customs will allow the item in your country; if it's seized, it's on you.
  • Bonus prizes will be open to any member with a registration date prior to November 2, 2018, who send a letter to the address above.
  • If you are a winner, you will be contacted via PM and the email address listed in your profile so it'd behoove you to make sure you have your profile info up to date. If you don't have a paid subscription, you'll be contacted by the email listed in your profile so again, make sure it's updated.
  • Make sure your profile contact information is up to date! If you win a physical prize, I'll need contact you to get your address for shipping!

CONTEST ENDS SATURDAY November 9, at MIDNIGHT EASTERN, so enter before 12PM / 23:59:59! Winners will be drawn sometime on Sunday, probably around 5-6pm. The winning post(s) will be chosen by random.org and I will be announcing the winners via a YouTube livestream at http://www.youtube.com/therealbladeforums

IT PAYS TO WATCH THE LIVE STREAM: Random prizepacks have been awarded including a Benchmade Ambush, SOG Powerlock pliers, a variety of Kershaw Knives (Groove, Speed Bump, Spec Bump), a Himalayan Imports Kukri, Boker Neck Tomahawk, SOG Bad Axe, CRKT knives, Gerber Knives, stickers, hats, an ESEE Arrowhead, a BFC W&S patch, and more - who knows what I'll toss at a winner next week?

Live Stream giveaway every Sunday at 5PM Eastern - http://www.youtube.com/TheRealBladeForums
 
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