Beauty, Beast, Blems and Used Knives for 4/7

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Yangdu, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. Bigbore577

    Bigbore577

    Jun 15, 2006
    I hear you my friend. Pickier is probably a good thing. I've been going pretty hog wild myself.
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2016
  2. SingleGrind

    SingleGrind

    894
    Jun 15, 2015
    Maybe BB, but you've also been picking up some glorious pieces!!

    Also, much to my surprise, got the DD on that M-43!
     
  3. cul4u01

    cul4u01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    You're going to love that M43.
     
  4. Shavru

    Shavru

    Feb 20, 2014
    Congrats on that DD Snow. I think my Falcata is one of my top3 favorites all time. Though if I ever had to use it to defend myself I better hope I can do the deed in 1 or 2 swings because after that my poor arms will be limp noodles. They are BEASTLY for sure but oh so gorgeous. If I remember right you are a pretty BIG guy so I think you will be much more effective with the 'cata than I. Be very interested to hear what you think of it when you get your hands on it.
     
  5. Scara

    Scara

    Jun 21, 2014
    One day I'll have to commission a custom lightweight Falcata. Given my liking of the kukri, it's only natural.
     
  6. SingleGrind

    SingleGrind

    894
    Jun 15, 2015
    Scara, I'd go in on one of those in a heartbeat
     
  7. Scara

    Scara

    Jun 21, 2014
    I'd probably go for about 36 ounces. According to Shavru that's about what historical falcatas weighed. And with the materials and methods HI uses, their Falcata would be far more durable than the historical ones at the same weight.
     
  8. Jens Schuetz

    Jens Schuetz

    Jun 24, 2013
    I bet there'd be a few more than us 3.
     
  9. Bigbore577

    Bigbore577

    Jun 15, 2006
    Most assuredly.
     
  10. Shavru

    Shavru

    Feb 20, 2014
    Ooooooh A Falcata with fullers like the ones on a Foxy?? That would bring the weight down as a starting point at least and look GORGEOUS too! :D
     
  11. Jens Schuetz

    Jens Schuetz

    Jun 24, 2013
    Oh is that what makes the Foxy so special? Extra deep fullers? Cool! Gotta check the pictures more carefully.
     
  12. Scara

    Scara

    Jun 21, 2014
    I was just thinking of a thinner blade, but deep fullers would be attractive.
     
  13. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    The Foxy is special for both, a bit thinner and deep beautiful fullers. Very light for size usually.

    I just had Foxy Bowie running through my head. I got both new Bowies here at my desk for a bonding session.

    Co workers walk by and shake their heads, I'm not sure what's wrong with them, maybe sore necks or something.
     
  14. Jens Schuetz

    Jens Schuetz

    Jun 24, 2013
    Maybe because of this?
    Must have hurt quite a bit :-o


    Seriously though, great idea.
    I guess almost any blade would be intriguing in a Foxy version.
     
  15. Bigbore577

    Bigbore577

    Jun 15, 2006
    Too funny!!:thumbup:
     
  16. SingleGrind

    SingleGrind

    894
    Jun 15, 2015
    My M-43 came in on Friday. Oh my lord is it beautiful. And it feels amazing in hand. This blade has yet to be used, and I can already see it becoming a favorite. Pix and review thread to come, after I put it through it's paces!
     
  17. Umi

    Umi

    367
    Apr 24, 2013
    Whaaaaa[emoji22]

    Got my kitchen camp knife, and there is a 1" crack in the blade about middle in the cho. Visible from both sides.
     
  18. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    Aw man! That's sad. It looks a little strange in the picture in that area.

    Hopefully Yangdu has another one similar to it to ease your pain.
     
  19. Umi

    Umi

    367
    Apr 24, 2013
    I agree Bawanna, but before now i didnt notice the strangeness. Ill post a pic before to long
     
  20. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    Something like this usually doesn't get past Yangdu. She has a very discerning eye and spots flaws most of us can never find, as evidenced by some of the blems we get that we can't find.
     

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