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TrailerparkTrash
09-17-2013, 7:12 PM
Can anyone point me in the right direction for an AWESOME, HEAVY and all around kick @$$ Kukri???

I DO NOT want KA-NAR, nor Cold Steel. I've held them and they are too thin and light for me. I'm looking for a real tough Kukri where price is no concern. I tried google and cold steel pops up like chicken pox on a 7 year old! Cold steel for me is too flimsy.

I've heard there are more durable ones out there, I just don't know which one is considered a "Humvee" of Kukri machetes.

Thanks in advance.

***EDIT***. Oops, after I posted this, I saw the blades forum. But.... I still think this is a better and more useful thread for my question with fellow peppers. Thanks.

paintballergb
09-17-2013, 8:22 PM
I have an Ontario kukri that I love. I haven't tried to destroy it or anything but it has worked every time I needed it to. It's pretty thick, probably 1/4 thick at the spine but tapers down toward the edge.

Librarian
09-17-2013, 8:42 PM
I got mine so long ago, no longer remember the source.

http://www.khukurihouseonline.com/ maybe? If they really provide for the Ghurkas, might be pretty good.

Ninask
09-17-2013, 8:47 PM
Wonder if you have tried the heavy duty Cold Steel version of the kukri-nothing flimsy about that model

AR500targets
09-17-2013, 9:39 PM
if you want to do the finish work (i will cut the blank) i can make you one here (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=632560176776185&set=a.472202809478590.109794.463802123651992&type=1&theater)is what i am doing at the moment made of 1/4 ar500 it breaks bricks here (http://www.ar500-targets.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=AR500%2Dtomahawk) is the blnk on my website

TrailerparkTrash
09-18-2013, 12:05 AM
Librarian, thank you for the link, but it doesn't work. I think I'll just cut, (modify/tweak) and past the URL to find that website.

AR500targets, nice Tomahawk! Would you happen to have a picture of a kukri you've made? Maybe dimensions (lengthm weight & thickness)? Yes, I can make my own finish. Let me know and thanks.

Librarian
09-18-2013, 12:09 AM
They seem to be having database problems - actually connects to the URL, but DB Error

Error Source : /index.php
Error Number : 1040
Error Desc : Too many connections
Worked fine before I posted.

TrailerparkTrash
09-18-2013, 1:03 AM
They seem to be having database problems - actually connects to the URL, but Worked fine before I posted.

Looks like its back up again. Thanks. :D

jfifer
09-18-2013, 2:15 AM
I want an ar500 tomahawk!!!

anthonywwalker
09-18-2013, 5:31 AM
Here ya go. if price is no concern, I highly recommend a Fox Knives kukri. All of their products are top shelf and tough as coffin nails. While I have used their products in the past, I personally can't afford most of their blades. If you don't mind the source, very nice knock-offs can be had from china and the onyl place you'll really notice the difference is the sheaths. Here's a link to their legit FoxUSA kukri website, and the knock-offs can be found on AliExpress. For what its worth, a lot of decent prepper gear can be found for a much discounted price via AliExpress, provided you don't have any hang-ups about purchasing chinese made goods. http://www.foxknivesusa.com/en/product/1966/fox_extreme_tactical_kukr.html

vormav
09-18-2013, 7:30 AM
Second khukuri house, but you can also go to this guy's website

http://www.knivesbyhand.com/Knives__For_Sale.html

He lives in texas I think, and makes his own knives, but also keeps a small stock of khukuri's for sale from khukuri house. I bought one from him before, it's quicker than ordering from overseas

desertjosh
09-18-2013, 10:14 AM
Wonder if you have tried the heavy duty Cold Steel version of the kukri-nothing flimsy about that model

This^^ i think its ~$200

jyo
09-20-2013, 10:26 PM
Condor makes a knife called the Golok---sort of a 14" mini machete with a thicker blade---$48 with heavy-duty leather sheath---curved blade---not a Kukri, but very useful and not expensive---I really like mine---handles everything up until you need an axe.

loche451
09-27-2013, 6:19 PM
I got 3 full tang kukris made by GK & Co from ebay. They are in Nepal and are the company that has made kukris for gurkhas for over 100 years. Anyways...they are hand made from leaf springs and are flat-out tools. Almost half in thick at the spine of the blade and a solid quarter inch thick of sprung steel in the tang. They come with cow or yak skin sheathes wrapped in nepalese paper. Get them from ebay. $60-$90 ea. I used gun black on mine to keep the shine down. 11" blade...it is about as good as a hand axe for tree trimming.

Librarian
09-27-2013, 6:38 PM
Moved to Blade forum, for the more specialized viewers.

targetarcher
09-27-2013, 9:24 PM
Heeeeeere you go. That's the "Chiruwa Ang Khola"
http://www.himalayan-imports.com/khuk1.html

My sister's boyfriend has one, it's a beast of a blade.

Carsgunsandchics
09-27-2013, 9:54 PM
I see these in Shotgun News. http://www.sarcoinc.com/bayo-kukris.html

Explicit
09-27-2013, 11:28 PM
You should check out Condors Heavy Duty Kukri :

http://www.knifecenter.com/item/CN25510HC/Condor-Tool-and-Knife-CTK255-10HC-Heavy-Duty-Kukri-Knife-10-inch-Carbon-Steel-Blade-Hardwood-Handles-Leather-Sheath

Thick high carbon steel blade with a damn nice leather sheath for the price.

Condor just came out with a Bushcraft parang. You should check that out also.

2Blackhawks
09-27-2013, 11:34 PM
Himalayan Imports.

Dirtbiker
10-09-2013, 8:48 PM
I'm a knife collector and nothing beats Himalayan Imports...

Garand1911
10-09-2013, 10:10 PM
+100 on Himalayan Imports

QQQ
10-22-2013, 9:18 PM
+ another for HI

JustaBlokeAnywhere
11-02-2013, 9:41 PM
without a doubt. Himalayan Imports..... made the same way now as a 100 years ago. only. difference is they use a gas blower for the furnace, otherwise it's still steel heated, pounded and shaped by master knife makers "Kamis". I personally have 4 of them and 1 sword.

wjc
11-03-2013, 1:05 PM
You should check out Condors Heavy Duty Kukri :

http://www.knifecenter.com/item/CN25510HC/Condor-Tool-and-Knife-CTK255-10HC-Heavy-Duty-Kukri-Knife-10-inch-Carbon-Steel-Blade-Hardwood-Handles-Leather-Sheath

Thick high carbon steel blade with a damn nice leather sheath for the price.

Condor just came out with a Bushcraft parang. You should check that out also.

They had these up at the Pleasanton Gun Show last weekend.

They were pretty beefy and had a good weight to them.

Anyone have any reviews on the Condor Kukri's?

gorn5150
11-03-2013, 1:14 PM
I had a friend bring me one back when they went home to India on a visit. Mine is a true non tourist Kukri. The thing is amazing. I had one of the original cold steel kukris too. It was real nice and heavy duty. The new ones (depending on model) go from flimsy junk to pretty good.

Ninask
11-23-2013, 8:03 AM
I just picked up the CS Kukri Gurkha,
piece of art, deft, great fit/finish, balance-oh yeah:)

Volksgrenadier
12-04-2013, 10:36 AM
Tora Blades out of the UK.

http://www.torablades.com/

Top notch hand made work from Nepal. Not the tourist grade imports one usually sees with all of the handling qualities of a short pry bar.

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/6223/torabladescampingkukri0l.jpg

BLACK LION
12-04-2013, 1:11 PM
Ive seen Kukri's on ebay straight from nepal where they are hand made from leaf spring steel.
They are very reasonably priced under 100.00

11HE9
12-04-2013, 6:29 PM
I have held/fondeled a Kukri from Nepal... I WANT ONE!!!


Many years ago... I was given a Kukri made by Balisong, I carried it for many years in the field while I was in the Army.

I still prefer this over my K-bar...

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LMT4ME
12-29-2013, 5:06 PM
Get a Kikuo Matsuda KM-775 Kiku Kikuri II. One is available right now. You cannot go wrong with a Matsuda - I've got one (not a Kikuri) and it is super heavy duty.

http://www.japaneseknifedirect.com/KikuoMatsudaKnife.html

Excitable Boy
12-29-2013, 5:13 PM
Heeeeeere you go. That's the "Chiruwa Ang Khola"
http://www.himalayan-imports.com/khuk1.html

My sister's boyfriend has one, it's a beast of a blade.

Himalayan Imports.

I'm a knife collector and nothing beats Himalayan Imports...

+100 on Himalayan Imports

+ another for HI

Add one more vote for Mimalayan Imports. I'm also a knife collector and was gifted one of the HI Khuks by another collector some years ago.

I have one like this:

http://yhst-7333098713883.stores.yahoo.net/18ingaramsp.html

I don't think I could hurt it if I tried. It's shaving sharp but tough enough to do serious work. The blade is .450" thick at it's base! You really have to learn how to swing one of these as there's plenty of inertia in the swing and it you aren't careful, really had things can happen. It also came with a small fixed blade for more delicate work and a steel for maintaining the edge as shown in the pic. They nest in the sheath behind the Khuk, thereby moving it's handle away from your body a bit making it more comfortable to wear and easier to grab and deploy.

Good stuff!

BTW, I just realized we now have a Blades section. When did that happen? CalGuns just keeps getting better!

Excitable Boy
12-29-2013, 5:33 PM
I have held/fondeled a Kukri from Nepal... I WANT ONE!!!


Many years ago... I was given a Kukri made by Balisong, I carried it for many years in the field while I was in the Army.

I still prefer this over my K-bar...

286108

Missed this when I was posting earlier. If that has the Butterfly Balisong logo on it, it could be quite collectible today, especially if it was one ground by Jody Samson:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jody_Samson

11HE9
12-30-2013, 7:57 PM
Missed this when I was posting earlier. If that has the Butterfly Balisong logo on it, it could be quite collectible today, especially if it was one ground by Jody Samson

I don't know about Jody Samson, but it does have the markings.

I love this blade... I have used/abused this thing in the field while in the Army. This blade will be passed on to family.

* the Kydex scabbard was lost to history before I took ownership though :(

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blazeaglory
01-01-2014, 9:30 PM
I got mine so long ago, no longer remember the source.

http://www.khukurihouseonline.com/ maybe? If they really provide for the Ghurkas, might be pretty good.

Yeah kuhkri house is good. They have alot of them on amazon.

I want this one. The price has gone up about $20 but I like it because its simple and made from carbon leaf spring in Nepal.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E2S806C/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=O0DX8GMRRG82&coliid=I32KA6I9BFHEAI

2Blackhawks
01-02-2014, 12:22 AM
Himalayan Imports. The Best.

Ninask
01-02-2014, 12:48 AM
I had a friend bring me one back when they went home to India on a visit. Mine is a true non tourist Kukri. The thing is amazing. I had one of the original cold steel kukris too. It was real nice and heavy duty. The new ones (depending on model) go from flimsy junk to pretty good.

You can't be referring to the CS Kukri (top of the line)
Its a piece of art, well balanced, great blade geometry,
the cheaper lines are inexpensive machetes,
no doubt some of these Nepalese & foreign blades are good but I have yet to see decent steel from Pakistan and that area,
which is not to say they are not functional blades, due to the large blade and its geometry even cheap steel performs well, sometimes I think people are attaching quality to some of these blades because they are imported,
just am a little perplexed why sone peeps want to dismiss CS,
not everything they make is gonna be good for everyone's palate but I don't' see how people who love blades can dismiss their high end kukri
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