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Old 06-17-2020, 11:00 PM
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A package arrived from Katmandhu just now. 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.

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Old 06-18-2020, 02:51 AM
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Way cool Andy, Way cool!

Can you get more of them?
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Old 06-18-2020, 08:43 AM
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www.thekhukurihouse.com - owned by ex-Gurkhas, so I guess as many as you can afford. I'm delighted with the quality, and it was shipped via DHL - I may order a larger one
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Old 06-18-2020, 09:19 AM
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Nice!

My Dad, a young AAF, 1st LT, spent time with the Gurkha's behind enemy lines during WWII. They saved him form the Nazis. Without getting into the lengthy details he always said, "If a fight breaks out get on the side with the Gurkhas"! 's
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Old 06-18-2020, 10:58 AM
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Old 06-18-2020, 11:08 AM
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Very cool. I've always wanted a khukuri.
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Old 06-18-2020, 08:51 PM
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Very nice, which model & options did you choose ?
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Old 06-18-2020, 09:57 PM
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That is the Nepal Army version - no fancy options other than using their free engraving (stamping) offer.
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Very interesting site. Thanks.
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I recieved this one from my son in law, he is a Major in the Air Force and while during an assignment in Nepal his opposite in the Nepalese military made this for me.

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Old 06-20-2020, 12:03 PM
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That is wonderful, Jim! I love the hand-carving on the blade
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Old 06-20-2020, 02:52 PM
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I've wanted a Khukuri for some time now and I think I'll be ordering from them pretty soon. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-20-2020, 03:16 PM
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Beautiful knives, just curious what they are primarily used for?
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Beautiful knives, just curious what they are primarily used for?
I'm no expert but my googlefoo is strong...
As far as practicality in todays world I'd say not much unless you're a Ghurhka or train like one. I'd like to have one and learn how to use it in case I ever run out of ammo...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kukri

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Old 06-20-2020, 10:18 PM
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Beautiful knives, just curious what they are primarily used for?
Chopping off heads.

In our civilian world, it makes a great survival tool - combo knife/hatchet, with a small utility-knife (karda) and a sharpening steel/flint-striker (chakmak) in the sheath.
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Old 06-20-2020, 10:23 PM
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Chopping off heads.

In our civilian world, it makes a great survival tool - combo knife/hatchet, with a small utility-knife (karda) and a sharpening steel/flint-striker (chakmak) in the sheath.
I haven't chopped off heads lately, not physically anyway. But I wouldn't mind having one. I will look into it.
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Old 06-20-2020, 11:28 PM
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The Gurkhas do, but that's another story.

They're inexpensive and the money goes to a very poor people who could really use it - and they're allies in the GWOT.
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I watched a pretty good documentary on these guys a few years ago.

Very interesting! They traditionally have been hand picked Nepalese tribal people that are in fact owned lock, stock and barrel by the British crown. A private army if you will.

It is considered a great honor by them to make it through the selection process to become one of them. Interestingly enough the training starts with such mundane things as being taught to eat with utensils as opposed to just eating with ones hands. They are widely and creditably considered to be some of the worlds most feared foot soldiers, totally without fear.

They are trained in small unit tactics only. To work without support of heavy weapons, or air cover. During the Falkland islands conflict that old Blighty had with the Argentines. When the Argentines found out that the Brits were going to send in units of the Ghurkas if they considered it necessary. In the retaking of the disputed islands. The Argentines were greatly dispirited by this to say the least.

The Sultan of Brunei keeps a large number of them employed to ensure the safety of his Oil rich Sultanate. He pays quite a bit of money to the British crown for this protection. What a great scam for the British crown. The documentary film that I watched about them had a lot of good footage. This to include a live interview with one of them.

They kept asking this soldier, a non com as I recall. What do you worry about? His reply was that they do not worry about anything. They rephrased the question a couple of times. Always more or less the same response. "Do you worry about them maybe killing you? Oh no we will kill them first!"

The clear message that I got was. Do not mess with the Ghurkas!
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That day a lone Gurkha took out 30 Taliban using every weapon within reach:

https://www.wearethemighty.com/artic...n-within-reach
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"I had so many of them around me that I thought I was definitely going to die so I thought I'd kill as many of them as I could before they killed me."
Ah, he had them right where he wanted them.

I've read that you have to earn the right to carry one of those knives though...

If those guys set the level of "earn" I know I'm not tough enough!

I have seen some folks from that part of the world at a breakfast buffet in Hong Kong though and yeah, teaching the Gurkhas to use utensils is probably a good idea...just sayin'.
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No, they don't have to earn the right. But like Filipinos and their bolos, the ghurkas grow up with that knife in their hand. It's a body part.
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Old 06-27-2020, 10:49 PM
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The Indian Army still has Gorkha units. Yes, it’s spelled with the “o”. Obviously not as prestigious or as well paid as the British Gurkha but better than nothing.
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Can't believe I missed this. Much admiration for the Gurkha and for the knife. Someday I'll get a good one. Too many other things clamoring for the limited dollars, but someday.

Thanks for showing that one and posting the link.
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