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3 years 49 weeks ago, 12:13 PM

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Kukri knife

Anybody have any experience with this knife. I have read the history and my son has it as a screen saver on his phone. I take that as a hint he would like one and his bday is coming in December. I'll post a pic in a minute. Damn, I missed lunch again.

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 1:36 AM

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I have one, manu

My wife bought me a Nepalese kukri from a place called the Kukri House. The shipping was actually more than the knife itself. It's basically nothing more than a polished, sharpened leaf spring, but it's made by the people who have been making them for generations. I haven't used it, it's mostly so I can say I have a kukri.

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 3:51 AM

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kind of like

my SOG Vietnam Tomahawk,i have one but .......

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 1:41 PM

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kukri

Have had several (posted a pic of the better half with my fav kukri) and honestly they do not suit me well. I'd rather use a hatchet, hawk or axe for chopping/general clobbering duty, and thrusting with a kukri is kinda, well, meh. I like to be able to cut or stab with my knives, and for tamer field use I'd prefer a machete.

That said, I have a ton of knives and lots to choose from. Cold Steel markets some good kukri users.

3 years 49 weeks ago, 1:48 PM

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Thanks TLG et al

I can always count on unfiltered feedback from members. The Gurkha's are fearsome and the knife is part of that. I think in a face to face you have a point. Pun intended.

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 1:53 PM

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TLG BTW

I like her firm grip on the Kukri!!

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3 years 49 weeks ago, 5:31 PM

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TXLG makes a good point (pun intended). I love Cold Steel products. I've seen their Kukri, and it looks great. Haven't used it; only saw it at a gun show back in PA.

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3 years 46 weeks ago, 7:47 AM

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manu2014: Kukri

It is a heavy knife, but also heavy duty...

www.Sportsmansguide.com had them for a good deal a while back... Good gift idea...

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