best for home defense?

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Mr. Bowie, May 30, 2010.

  1. kronckew

    kronckew Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 17, 2003
    i went thru all this to see if anyone had mentioned the hauswehr, new model based on a german original, one on special offer today in auntie's special offer. hauswehr is 'house war' and was designed specifically for use inside the house for defense when the baddies came. not a khuk, but i like the guard.

    while not the 1st, i'll add my vote. failing that an m43...

    the nepali bowie range is also something to consider: i don't have an HI one but there are a couple of HI models similar to this original:


    living in a country that only allows criminals and the govt. to own firearms, a sharp pointy thing is the best thing available to me, even tho i'd get arrested for violating a perps civil rights if i used one. i have a small assortment to choose from :) most within easy reach of the bedside, or at least on the way out of the bedroom.
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2010
  2. Battlesword


    Feb 26, 2009
    I too live in a country that outlaws firearm self defence.So I've got a seax under the bed, along with a maglite.
  3. Wolf_1989


    Mar 30, 2007
    Can't you folks in those countries use something like a bow or crossbow?
  4. KRBurke


    Nov 3, 2009
    Well, one of the nice things about a khuk is you don't HAVE to use the sharp edge. Just flip it and you can knock some knees and elbows. A 3/8th + steel bar is disabling but not lethal.

    If you have the presence of mind. O'course, then that begs the previous comments about getting a bat.
  5. warty


    Mar 2, 2010
    Man, Kronchew, just seeing that thing makes me want it all the more...

    But I suppose I will just have to hope for a Giant Chitlangi Bowie if these ever make the rounds again.
  6. 7rip13a


    Jul 2, 2009
    I didn't think of that actually, but you're right. The khuk makes a nice impromptu hammer.:thumbup:
  7. Mr. Bowie

    Mr. Bowie

    Nov 9, 2005
    I decided to go with the WWII with a wood handle.
  8. Balog


    Oct 11, 2003
    While firearms are rather obviously the best choice, in the world of the sharp n' pointy for home defense I prefer a short stabbing spear. Little more range, little faster, lots harder to block, lots less likely to get snagged in a wall while swinging it etc.

    I want a khuk just because they're nifty, but I admit I have wondered which would be best in an altercation. Siru for speed, or a heavier chopper for moar powa?
  9. C.S. Graves

    C.S. Graves

    Jun 13, 2006
    Now that you're decided, let's hope it only sees utility use! :thumbup:
  10. Mr. Bowie

    Mr. Bowie

    Nov 9, 2005
    I agree Graves


    Aug 28, 2004
    good choice a great all a rounder
  12. Jaymo


    Jan 17, 2009
    Definitely a good choice. Next thing you know, you'll be collecting them.
  13. Sharp Knives 86

    Sharp Knives 86

    Oct 27, 2009
    Congrats! The WWII is a great all around knife and is definately suitible for self defense should you ever have to use it (hopefully you never do though).
  14. Mr. Bowie

    Mr. Bowie

    Nov 9, 2005
    I just want to thank everyone for their help.
  15. Battlesword


    Feb 26, 2009
    Wolf where I live crossbows are treated much like rifles and have to be registered,(and locked up) and bows are somewhat unweildy inside.Hence I chose what suits myself the best.I chose from quite a good selection of medieval and modern weapons that I own.
  16. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    There are reports of many a "disagreement" settled in Nepal by a good thump with the spine of a khuk. Of course, if you live and die by your knife then you are going to know it forwards and backwards.

    One of the better tales I remember, that is if memory serves me correctly, is an altercation where the dispute was settled when one man drew his khuk and scored the other guy's ear. Now, I'm sure that it made a nasty mess, but how many of you guys could unsheath and instinctively wield a 1.5lb knife to hit a target the size of an ear and ONLY damage it and not the guy's head or cleave straight into his clavicle:eek:

    Good choice on the WWII. Once upon a time, way back when I only had two khuks, an 18" WWII set readily by my bed. Actually, even though the bed has moved a couple of still does;)
  17. hunglvq


    Jun 8, 2008
    The logic of defense lies more in "scaring" the opponent. It's always better to scare the opponent away than to get in real combat.

    If you want to scare the opponent, pls go with sharp edge, pointed peak, long in shape,... From my experience, a toy with glossy, shinny surface would create a better fear. A Siru or Kobra falling in the size of 20"+ would be suitable in my view.

    If we fail in scaring, a pair of good running shoe is best for defense as our toy is now in the opponent's hand.

    Do not look at weapon alone for self defense but let's make anything around your house become your defense tool. A rolled magazine or a grab of sand (for attacking the eye), an umbrella, a baseball club (for hitting the joints), and some basic martial art skill (in getting loose) are neccessary...

    Having a good toy does not guarant successful defense. It also requires some skill of using it effectively. We often get nervous in encounter, from that leading to wrong judgement and reaction. Then it needs some practice though.


  18. sodak

    sodak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    Don't overlook the Malla...
  19. Carolina River Rat

    Carolina River Rat

    Oct 29, 2008
    M-43. Or a 28 oz Estwing hammer.
  20. DannyinJapan


    Oct 9, 2003
    Or a sockpuppet. Some sockpuppets are really scary and can speak different languages.

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