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Posted: 10/19/2001 9:39:01 AM EDT
Any one know anyplace that sells these? Im looking for a quality one. Anybody have an idea what they go for?
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[url]http://members.aol.com/himimp/index.html[/url]
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[Last Edit: 10/19/2001 11:20:14 AM EDT by Makarov]
I've been to one of the places (just outside Biratnagar, Nepal)that still makes them for the British army. The real deal has a handle carved from water buffalo horn and an upolished blade. Anything you see made with a wood handle and a highly polished blade with any sort of design is a fake! The real thing is not a work of art except in the hands of a Gurka soldier. BTW- The knife is properly known as a "Kukiri"
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 11:33:29 AM EDT
Check out the following article from [url]www.cruffler.com[/url] Here's the direct link to the article: [url]http://www.cruffler.com/accessory-review-september-00.html[/url] Good Luck!
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 11:58:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bmwguy: Here's the direct link to the article: [url]http://www.cruffler.com/accessory-review-september-00.html[/url]
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Great article, thanks for the link! The Gurkha House kukhri sounds like a winner! My father served in the Indian army for 35 years. At one post, he attended a religious festival that the local Indian Army Gurkha regiment was celebrating in their own special way. It included the sacrifice of a full grown bull. The biggest and meanest Gurkha in the regiment sacrificed the bull with a single downward stroke of his kukhri!
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 12:03:53 PM EDT
Thanks for all the info, Gurkha House is exactly what im looking for. OK I have another question, the soliders are Gurkhas and the knives are kukhris? Is the right?
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 12:09:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ConnYankee: Thanks for all the info, Gurkha House is exactly what im looking for. OK I have another question, the soliders are Gurkhas and the knives are kukhris? Is the right?
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Yes. Note that there are several spelling of kukhri in the English language, such as kukhri, kukhuri, kukri, ... Gurkhas are actually a Nepali tribe, who have traditionally been mercenaries and serve now in the British, Indian and Nepali armies.
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Strider Knives makes a really cool one called the "Tiger", and the name fits. [url]http://www.striderknives.com[/url] mattjedi[soapbox]
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 1:32:27 PM EDT
The Ghurkas use a Knife called the Khukuri.. Authentic Khukuris (with many different lengths, weights and styles) can be found at [url]http://www.cystern.com/khukuri/index.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 1:35:25 PM EDT
My Grandfather gave me a kukri that he brought back from WWII. He gave it to me in 1975. That started a fasination with these types of knives that goes on till today. If you want to use it the Cold Steels are excellent. I've got 5 or 6 different Cold Steel kukris. Along with 5 Indian models. My favorite is the sadly out of business model from Blackjack, Combat Kukri. You can still find an occasional Cold Steel stainless steel ATC. Expect to pay about 250.00-300.00 NIB. If you don't mind carbon steel the Gurkha Kukri from Cold Steel is excellent.
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 1:40:43 PM EDT
How about this one? [url]http://members.aol.com/himimp/index.html[/url] Also check out [url]www.bladeforums.com[/url] The manufacturers section has Himalayan Imports which will get you authentic kukri. Ice
Link Posted: 10/19/2001 4:32:20 PM EDT
About [b]GURKHA[/b]: [b]Gurkha Pronounced As: goork , ethnic group of Nepal. They claim descent from the Rajputs of N India and entered Nepal from the west after being driven from India. They conquered (early 16th cent.) the small Nepalese state of Gurkha and henceforth called themselves Gurkhas. They expanded eastward, and by the mid-18th cent. had established their authority over all of Nepal. Their invasion of Tibet in 1791 brought Chinese retaliation, and a war (1814-16) with the British in India resulted in bringing strong British influence to Nepal. The Gurkhas, predominantly Tibeto-Mongolians, speak Khas, a Rajasthani dialect of Sanskritic origin. Under the Gurkha dynasty, Hinduism became the state religion of Nepal. Gurkhas have served in the armies of India and of Great Britain; over 200,000 fought alongside the British in World War I, and 40 battalions served in World War II. Gurkha soldiers bear the famed kukri, a short curved sword.[/b] [url]http://www.encyclopedia.com/articles/05518.html[/url] [url]http://www.knifeoutlet.com/[/url] Count me in on getting the Cold Steel Gurkha Light, along with the Vaquero Grande. The AR15.com Police Special by CRKT is on the list, too.
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