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post #1726 of 1737
I have a scar on my right index finger knuckle from 4 stitches needed to sew me up after I smuggled an unknown non locking jack knife from my dads sock drawer 30 years ago.

For the last 10 years or so I've carried a few of the teeny $20 Swiss army knives (finger nail knife?) and some of the bigger SA/Wegner pocket knifes but I've always found the bigger ones always felt bulky in the pocket.

Recently I've become enthralled with Spyderco knives. I've picked up a Delica 4 (full serrated) and an Endura 4 (combo edge). I have big chubby hands so the Endura sort of feels better in hand, but the Delica 4 certainly feels nice and unobtrusive in the pocket, even while at work in a business casual environment.

I am looking at sharpening systems now with Sypdercos Sharpmaker leading the options.

Knives!
post #1727 of 1737

After seeing some youtube videos, I have decided to purchase a Kukri or Khukiri. If anybody has any info/advice, it would be appreciated.

 

I just happened to watch a totally non knife related video in which the main guy had a folding Kukri-style knife. Does anybody know what particular knife it is or of anything similar?

 

I also found this knife, and it seems to be what I want. I want it to be able to fit it into my pocket, and do not want anything fancy looking - just quality and functionality.

post #1728 of 1737
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Originally Posted by dddavidp View Post

 

After seeing some youtube videos, I have decided to purchase a Kukri or Khukiri. If anybody has any info/advice, it would be appreciated.


 

I just happened to watch a totally non knife related video in which the main guy had a folding Kukri-style knife. Does anybody know what particular knife it is or of anything similar?


 

I also found this knife, and it seems to be what I want. I want it to be able to fit it into my pocket, and do not want anything fancy looking - just quality and functionality.


I have an old kukri that I purchased from an antique shop decades ago. No sheath, and it was old and obviously well-used. I love the way it looks, though - classic shape.

post #1729 of 1737

Best traditionally made Khukri's on the new market right now are from Himalayan Imports. Not sure about any folding ones. 

 

http://www.himalayan-imports.com/khuk1.html

 

Edit: the one in the video looks like a Cold Steel - one of the Rajah models.

http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-Rajah-Grivory-Handle/dp/B001CXHSE0

 

edit - or looking at the handle, maybe the spartan. 

http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-Spartan-Grivory-Handle/dp/B001VIYJUM/


Edited by liamstrain - 7/9/14 at 10:55am
post #1730 of 1737

In George McDonald Fraser's memoir of the Burma campaign 'Quartered safe out here', there are several reminiscences about the Ghurkas. In one, he recalls following them into the woods where a Japanese position needed to be taken.

 

As he and his mates approached the woods, they found loads of rifles on the ground, as the Ghurkas had thrown them down, drawn their kukris and gone in with cold steel alone. Needless to say, they took the position.

post #1731 of 1737
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Originally Posted by PalJoey View Post
 


I have an old kukri that I purchased from an antique shop decades ago. No sheath, and it was old and obviously well-used. I love the way it looks, though - classic shape.

Yea, they do look quite nice. I personally prefer "old tiger" (aged but deadly) looking  knives over the "fancy showoff" ones. Got any pics of it?

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Originally Posted by liamstrain View Post
 

Best traditionally made Khukri's on the new market right now are from Himalayan Imports. Not sure about any folding ones. 

 

http://www.himalayan-imports.com/khuk1.html

 

Edit: the one in the video looks like a Cold Steel - one of the Rajah models.

http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-Rajah-Grivory-Handle/dp/B001CXHSE0

 

edit - or looking at the handle, maybe the spartan. 

http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-Spartan-Grivory-Handle/dp/B001VIYJUM/

Thanks for the links! I think it was the spartan. I looked at Himilayan Imports website, and I see why you said the best. Unfortunately, none of them are what I am after or in my price range.

 

Even after looking ats some other Cold Steel knives, I'm going to buy the Spartan. It is exactly what I want judging from reviews, although that handle could be better.

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Originally Posted by PalJoey View Post
 

In George McDonald Fraser's memoir of the Burma campaign 'Quartered safe out here', there are several reminiscences about the Ghurkas. In one, he recalls following them into the woods where a Japanese position needed to be taken.

 

As he and his mates approached the woods, they found loads of rifles on the ground, as the Ghurkas had thrown them down, drawn their kukris and gone in with cold steel alone. Needless to say, they took the position.

That takes some serious balls. No wonder they are some of the best.

post #1732 of 1737
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Originally Posted by dddavidp View Post




 

Yea, they do look quite nice. I personally prefer "old tiger" (aged but deadly) looking  knives over the "fancy showoff" ones. Got any pics of it?

My Kindle camera is not great (front-mounted only, so no viewfinder), and the freebie digital camera I got from the stationery company is little better. Here's a photo, but don't expect stunning resolution...

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Futtocks/Kukri_zpsc3312c30.jpg


Edited by PalJoey - 7/11/14 at 1:19pm
post #1733 of 1737
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Originally Posted by PalJoey View Post

My Kindle camera is not great (front-mounted only, so no viewfinder), and the freebie digital camera I got from the stationery company is little better. Here's a photo, but don't expect stunning resolution...


 
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Futtocks/Kukri_zpsc3312c30.jpg
The knife itself looks fine, but you weren't joking about that camera lol. Thanks for the pic.
post #1734 of 1737
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I got in a box of custom balisongs :)

 

Props to DHC for the photography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Those are friggen awesome!!! Great heirlooms for the lad when he's ready.  That 2nd one from the bottom is NASTY.

post #1735 of 1737

These are some amazing pieces of equipment. Never got into such stuff myself, but I certainly learned to appreciate a good knife, mainly through my brother. 

post #1736 of 1737

As young boys, knives were about the only things we could buy and keep that our mothers would allow.  I have so many its almost hoarder-like.  Now my son, which is 19 and in the military, has accumulated quite a few as well.  Its almost as bad as women and their shoes and purses. 

post #1737 of 1737
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Originally Posted by BL33DnEaRs View Post

As young boys, knives were about the only things we could buy and keep that our mothers would allow.  I have so many its almost hoarder-like.  Now my son, which is 19 and in the military, has accumulated quite a few as well.  Its almost as bad as women and their shoes and purses. 
Haha, but at least our shiet isn't just for looks :-)
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