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Post by AndyC » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:03 pm

Got a parcel from Katmandhu this evening.

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I ordered this a few months ago to support the families of Gurkha soldiers as I'd worked with some of them overseas - and besides which, I'd always wanted one of these brutal knives for myself.

Edit: Total price with shipping was $88 (couriered via DHL) - what a steal!
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Post by eieio1 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:38 pm

Looks stout! What is the little cut out near the handle for?
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Post by AndyC » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:47 pm

To keep blood off the handle.
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Post by Middle Age Russ » Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:43 am

Very nice. May I ask who you ordered from? I have been interested in getting a kukri for some time as well.
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Post by parabelum » Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:54 am

Sweet pocket rig! :mrgreen:
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Post by AndyC » Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:38 am

Middle Age Russ wrote:
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Very nice. May I ask who you ordered from? I have been interested in getting a kukri for some time as well.
www.thekhukurihouse.com - owned by ex-Gurkhas.
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Post by ELB » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:20 am

Dang it there you go again. Last year I searched out (on the internet) khukri makers in Nepal but couldn't quite decide on "the one" (or "the dozen") and I managed to tamp down the urge as an expenditure I didn't really need to make. So of course you throw this out there and now I'm falling off the wagon. :totap:

Those are pretty reasonable prices on the website, too.... :mrgreen:
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Post by PUCKER » Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:56 am

Very nice, Andy!!

So, every time I smoke a Ghurka Cigar, it's hard to not think of the knife...and the Ghurka soldiers. :tiphat:

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Post by AndyC » Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:42 pm

ELB wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:20 am
Dang it there you go again.
I know :oops:
ELB wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:20 am
Those are pretty reasonable prices on the website, too.... :mrgreen:
I know :evil2:

They have a price on the Nepalese Army version I couldn't resist. Next will likely be the British Army version... and then I can stop :smilelol5:
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So, every time I smoke a Ghurka Cigar, it's hard to not think of the knife...and the Ghurka soldiers.
I have GOT to get one of those! :mrgreen:
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Post by ELB » Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:04 pm

Certainly to cut the cap off of a Ghurka cigar you need a khukri. Or at least the little back up knife, the karda.
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Post by PUCKER » Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:07 pm

Andy - I happen to have a few in my possession! Every Tuesday, like clockwork (because I have not been traveling in awhile and most likely will not be for the foreseeable future) - back table of Tap In...starting at 5 pm on Tuesdays, Main St. Grapevine. Just give me a heads-up and I'll make sure to have one (or two) with me...car, gun guys, fun group!

This is my favorite Ghurka, sadly, I do not have any of these on me (vanished into smoke??)...
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Post by chasfm11 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:21 pm

Yours is pretty. I have one that I inherited from my material grandfather that is probably WWII vintage but it looks exactly like yours, little knives in the scabbard and all. it was dull looking when I got it and I haven't really tried to do anything to clean it up. I can remember carrying it around at my grandfather's place when I was around 14 years old. The amazing thing about it is that swinging it feels much different than a regular machete. I was worried about even having it until Texas passed the laws relaxing blade length. I figured that I could get away with calling it an antique.
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Post by AndyC » Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:10 pm

Very cool, chas! That's a treasure indeed!

On the link I posted above there's a section on useage and maintenance, including rust-removal and polishing, if that would help.
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Post by C-dub » Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:50 pm

AndyC wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:47 pm
To keep blood off the handle.
I thought you were going to say "to open my beer." :biggrinjester:
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Post by AndyC » Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:29 pm

Oh, Gurkhas use them for everything, including food preparation. There's a kukhiri book available...
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