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Old 11-02-2014, 17:06   #16
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Nope ... just pulling them out and then putting them back in the sheaths.

Besides, I only juggle cats.
New thread for the edged weapons discussion on how to unsharpen knives.

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Old 11-03-2014, 08:11   #17
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Too late.

I, like B, am a clutz as well.
You tried to reenact that scene from "Aliens" again didn't you? How many times do I have to tell you?:
1. It was a movie and they used special effects for that scene.
2. Bishop was an android with a computer for a brain to allow him the speed and accuracy to pull it off.
3. They used a dagger or boot knife, not a friggin' Khukuri.

I guess we need to put mittens back on your hands again. Sheesh!
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Old 11-03-2014, 10:27   #18
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Old 11-04-2014, 01:26   #19
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Indent running along the body of the blade

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I bought about a few kuri blades years ago when I backpacked through Nepal. All my friends loved them. I still have one I keep with me.

Anyhows, I asked a lot of questions back then and found it interesting that the notch was to prevent the blood from dripping down to the hand holding the blade (mentioned in the link that rubberneck sent).

I also inquired about the indent running along roughly half the body of the blade. I was told in earlier versions, the Gurkhas found it hard to pull the knife out of the body because in essence vacuum was created with the blade shoved deep into the body. The indent running along the body of the blade prevents the creation of said vacuum and allows the Gurkhas to more easily pull out the blade (and ready the next strike).

Not sure if this is true or if they were messing with me. They did seem very serious/professional with the certificates of authenticity (the store was supposedly the official supplier to the Nepalese army).

Wikipedia mentions nothing about the indent running part ways along the body of the blade. Maybe others more knowledgeable can chime in. Cheers.
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:52   #20
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Nice looking set of blades
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:22   #21
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I bought about a few kuri blades years ago when I backpacked through Nepal. All my friends loved them. I still have one I keep with me.

Anyhows, I asked a lot of questions back then and found it interesting that the notch was to prevent the blood from dripping down to the hand holding the blade (mentioned in the link that rubberneck sent).

I also inquired about the indent running along roughly half the body of the blade. I was told in earlier versions, the Gurkhas found it hard to pull the knife out of the body because in essence vacuum was created with the blade shoved deep into the body. The indent running along the body of the blade prevents the creation of said vacuum and allows the Gurkhas to more easily pull out the blade (and ready the next strike).

Not sure if this is true or if they were messing with me. They did seem very serious/professional with the certificates of authenticity (the store was supposedly the official supplier to the Nepalese army).

Wikipedia mentions nothing about the indent running part ways along the body of the blade. Maybe others more knowledgeable can chime in. Cheers.
I believe that the large blade indentation is the "fuller" or "blood groove."

In reality, it normally serves to lighten and strengthen the blade for an equivalent weight blade without such a device. A KABAR has a fuller. Lighter should also be faster.

This would be similar in weight reduction to fluting a barrel.

Some knives do have just the thin line, to me, that is more of an expected or cosmetic feature and serves little purpose.

Not a combat stabber, but I helped kill and butcher hogs for many years, and I do not recall a blade getting stuck in anything because of a "vacuum," even with blood, fat, and gore coating the grips.

Very cool knives, regardless. Hope this helps.

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Old 11-05-2014, 04:41   #22
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@The Reaper. Thank you for your insights.
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Old 11-14-2014, 17:51   #23
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Nice Kukri. I just dug mine out of the gunsafe. It was nestled between a Horrigan Fighter and a Yarborough. It has an interesting story. It is a Himalayan Imports Kukri according to my research http://www.himalayan-imports.com/khuk1.html

My mom had an elderly friend whose husband died a few years ago leaving her with an extensive gun collection, pounds and pounds of silver, and a huge stamp collection. She was being pestered by the neighbor to sell the gun collection to him but was resisting. She thought it was worth much more than the few thousand he was offering. She asked if I would come take a look and give her an idea of what it was worth. She told me she had some deer rifles, a bunch of custom pistols, and a "machine gun". Of course, every old lady who sees a black rifle calls it a machine gun. Imagine my suprise when I inventory her safe and find a registered receiver conversion M16. I asked if it had any paperwork and she produced the original form 4 with $200 stamp affixed to it. I was able to sell it for her for market price which was about $9k at the time and she sold the rest of the collection for much closer to what it was worth than the neighbor was offering.

She was very appreciative that I helped keep her from being taken and she asked if there was anything I wanted out of the collection. I offered to buy this Kukri and an unfired milled receiver Mak90. She refused my offer and gave them both to me for free. Wonderful lady that I still talk to from time to time.

Anyway, thanks for sharing your pictures and enjoy mine as a fellow kukri owner.


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