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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:04 pm
My Khukuri...

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The pronunciation "Kukri" is of western origin, the Nepalese people to whom this weapon belongs pronounce it as "Khukuri."

The blade's distinctive forward drop is intended to act as a weight on the end of the blade and make the kukri fall on the target faster and with more power. Popular legend states that a Gurkha "never sheathes his blade without first drawing blood" (this is said to be what the small, sharp notch on the blade near the handle is for: in case you wanted to draw your kukri for a non-militant purpose, and needed to draw blood before sheathing your knife. You could scrape your thumb on the notch, draw blood, and sheathe your knife without breaking tradition).
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:49 am
I just realized i have failed to post my machetes on here!!! I've been slackin! I love that Khukuri Shooter!

Here's my $20 contribution from about a year and a half ago. I got this at a flea market in Jersey. Its made in China. I looked at a bunch of machetes that day, most were of the almost non functional variety, the kind with spiked handles and cheap steel blades that arent full tang... This one was mixed in the pile. Its full tang blade has a solid wood grip which is riveted through. It is 440 stainless and is good solid blade, its quite wide and doesnt flex much at all, quite thicker than the Gerber pictured. The wood was a lighter color, so I sanded and stained it then finished with oil and wrapped the leather around it. It was a little slender for me personally but adding the leather took care of that! The sheath is a generic thin cordura thing, though I may yet one day make a leather sheath for it... just hasnt been important yet. I use it regularly on my property for clearing brush my weed eater cant handle and for holding the woods back! The woods tend to wanna sneak up on my yard! :lol: For a chi-com blade, its solidly built and holds an edge. The top of the machete near the end wasnt sharpened when I got it, but I spent a good hour working it down to an edge that could be sharpened.

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I also have the Gerber Gatorback! Pretty cool! I like it, but it needs a much better edge! I keep my other other one sharp enough to peel ribbons of wood from a 2 x 4 with little pressure, just laying the blade on the board and controling the depth just by changing the angle, and again with little or no pressure at all. Thats where I need the Gerber to be!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:42 am
Both look like they are mission capable...
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:12 pm
Thanks man, I love blades and would like to have more, but priorities... ya know?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:52 am
Kuhkri (However you spell it)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:03 am
perado wrote:Kuhkri (However you spell it)
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Those look amazing. Congrats on owning some nice steel.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:11 am
All I have is a Ka-Bar 10" heavy blade woods knife and an Ontario Knife Company OKC 18" U.S. Military machete...

But I am close to ordering a Condor Village Parang to have as a chopper.

I guess that, like bullets, I prefer heavy for caliber. :)

Those Philipino blades, while expensive, are effin' scary as hell. I want one or three.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:17 am
Always good to have a heavy "chopper" in the woods...or in the backyard.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:06 am
The khukri was a gift from a neighbor as he was moving out. A knife seller I know said that, judging from the leather sheath condition it's about 100 years old. No idea what steel it uses, but it's damned sharp.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:20 am
Any blade is only as good as it is sharp....

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:28 am
No zombies...yet and no tall grasses or sugar cane growing in Northern NV, so don't really have a use for a machete...yet.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:40 am
My Dad's old machete, been a rusty ol' blade ever since I was a kid. He tells me he found it in the garage of our new house in 1972.....

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So after a vinegar bath, some extra time, some elbow grease and a lil help from my Worksharp...this is what you get.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:41 am
Koyote wrote:No zombies...yet and no tall grasses or sugar cane growing in Northern NV, so don't really have a use for a machete...yet.

No Z's here yet either...but I'm ready! LOL
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:43 am
nitesite wrote:All I have is a Ka-Bar 10" heavy blade woods knife and an Ontario Knife Company OKC 18" U.S. Military machete...

But I am close to ordering a Condor Village Parang to have as a chopper.

I guess that, like bullets, I prefer heavy for caliber. :)

Those Philipino blades, while expensive, are effin' scary as hell. I want one or three.

Nitesite, you have any pics of that OKC machete?
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