Best Kukri For Survival of The FiTTeST? END of The World, SHTF Scenarios?

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  1. HairahSitna


    Mar 6, 2011
    Well said. :thumbup:
  2. sweetcostarica

    sweetcostarica Banned BANNED

    Jan 18, 2012
    M4cr0s and davidf99 are right on target for your topic: Best Kukri For Survival of The Fittest? END of The World, worst Scenarios?
    Because you would need:
    1. Something to carry all day on your hip = lighter weight = 550 to 650 grams (19 to 22 oz)
    2. A fighter for personal protection = blade length = 12" to 14" (31 cm to 36 cm)
    3. The Kukri should feel good in your hand so you must test the Kukri for hot spots and balance.
    4. Tough all round use for survival in nature = Kukri = Himalayan Imports are some of the toughest in the World.
    kukri BAS.jpg
    For myself I would get a fast 20 oz, 18" O.A., Sirupate because I emphasize self protection more in any survival scenario. I also just love them :D.
  3. Nils Georg

    Nils Georg

    Feb 8, 2012
    My most used Khukuri is a 14 inch 20 ounce BDC by Lachhu, I love it. Fits my hand like a glow, handy size and well balanced. I use it for cooking, woodcraft, chopping, as close to an EDC as I have ever had. (Laws and social code forbid walking around with a knife this big in public.) At home and as a camp knife it shines, i'v given it a 30 degree 50\50 edge, and I can dry shave my beard with no problem. Something magical with the weight and size of the handle that makes it feel like an extention of my arm. I would with out no doubt bring this if shtf.

    Against sluggish Zombies though, I would go for something more playful :tranquillity: . The Chitlangi bowie I suspect would be on my back, saved for the really, really big F"#ยค"s :tyrannosaurus: , nothing I have can outcut this solid piece of steel, not even my beloved Granfors Scandinavian forrest axe. In the right hand I guess you would find Raj's Fighting sword :love-struck: in the left, something more gentle and pointed for close quarters, another one of my most precious... The survival knife :eagerness:, that should do the trick :)

    Thinking about it, the survival knife is naturally a close contender to the BDC for real life emergency situations, actually I'm not so sertain I would pick the extention of my arm after all, The survival knife has so many potential functions: sticksword, spear, trapping, survival kit container and so on. Yea the HI survival knife is my choice.
  4. HairahSitna


    Mar 6, 2011
    Against zombies my choice would be my HI Indonesian sword. Nothing else I have would hack and chop Zombies up as well - well maybe my 20.5 inch AK would give it a run for the money.
    If I encounter any living dead I'll try and make a video of me using both so we can see which works better.
  5. HairahSitna


    Mar 6, 2011

    hmmmm...the pic isn't showing up.
  6. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    Delete cookies, cache. The pic is there.
    Watch language.
  7. Derek the Destroyer

    Derek the Destroyer

    Jun 12, 2011
    Pshhh I'll take all my blades with me! I have a SOG tigershark(the made in Japan one) with a custom paracord handle for throwing. It has a 9" blade. I would for sure take my HI 12" blade sirupate. It it like an extension of my arm. I guess I would have to take my 'Chukkuri" from EGKH too... it has like a 13" blade and a partially sharpened spine. Then I would take my Rajah II by cold steel for a backup because it is awesome and could probably cut a arm off... Then I would take my SOG Spirit so that I could have a spear... Damn that means the benchmade 710 and all my other folders. Oh dang i have to take my Tom Brown Tracker too! But to top it off I would get like a 22" GRS!!!! SWISS ARMY KNIFE!

    I have been reading this site for the last 3 months religiously.. I have read the Himalayan site from top to bottom a couple of times now too.. Its ALL becoming a blur..

    All this because I wanted a Kukri.. The internet led me to Cold Steel versions as being one of the best kuk you could get.. And shoot at those prices I could easily afford 2-3 of them..

    BUT somehow I stumbled upon the HI website and its "authentic" Kukri's.. but UNFORTUNATELY the prices are UNATTAINABLE for me right now.. but then I discovered these DOTD's on this forum.. so NOW i have hope.. I have been saving for some months now.. and I might be able to soon afford one in the $60 - $90 range...

    I am looking into one for a WORST CASE SCENARIO, SHTF type..

    Lets say the Walking Dead(zombies) happens tomorrow.... WHICH Kukri would serve best?

    from this site, I learned 15" is probably the best size to get started in..

    So there you have it..

    let me know what you all think or opine on this topic?

    many thanks to you all and this forum, I have learned alot..

    if it wasn't for you guys.. I would probably be the owner of 2 COLDSTEEL kukri like knives right now.. but I am saving and holding out for the better quality, AUTHENTIC Kukri...


  8. sweetcostarica

    sweetcostarica Banned BANNED

    Jan 18, 2012
    Offensively you have got Zombies covered but now your sword is almost useless in camp. A sword (IMO) isn't very good for anything but protection in a survival situation. Sure it's cool but it isn't a good choice for the topic.

    The below Kukri would be a much better balance of protection and survival in the real world.
    HIChitlangi008.jpg HIChitlangi020.jpg HIChitlangi015.jpg
    Above: Chitlangi by Horn Dog
  9. Helmut_S


    Feb 12, 2012
    I have a Super-CAK that weighs approx 54oz. and would probably sever a zombie's head with one well aimed blow :D
    alternatively, it could cut into and through a car door, or roof, through the wall in or out of a house, you get the drift.
    It is, however, heavy enough to where great care must be exercised when using it, way more so than with a 32oz. CAK or similar...
  10. sweetcostarica

    sweetcostarica Banned BANNED

    Jan 18, 2012
    Headlines I've seen relating to this topic:
    "Scores dead, villages flattened in devastating Samoan tsunami"

    "Massive earthquake hits Japan"
    "Tsunamis hit south India; over 1800 dead"
    "Zombie Attack Warning: Use Bath Salts at Your Own Risk"
    "Video: Another Zombie Attack In Louisiana!"
    tsunamihoteldamage2.jpg the Tsunami.jpg Japan-Earthquake-March-11-2011.jpeg Northbridge.jpg

    Sean Price I hope you had fun with some of our suggestions. Your thread is actually more real than not (see real life pictures above). So thanks for offering it and pick your tool wisely :thumbup:.
  11. bric


    Jun 10, 2011
    HA! That is where I'm vulnerable in a disaster...I need to be constantly remind myself not to end up like this guy (but with knives) in the event of the zombie invasion...

    Not to dimish the seriousness of david's sentiment, but a good tool like an HI khukri would be useful in all sorts of scenarios, probably not THE most important thing to have, but I'd rather have one than be without in a survival situation. And it would probably be my only chance to use my knife as a prybar which I would never do in ordinary situations, but I'm eager to try.

    tsunami - build a shelter
    global famine - harvest palm hearts for food
    drought - sacrifice the herd
    epidemic - chop wood to burn the infected bodies
    nuclear war - Hara-kiri
    meteor striking the earth - hunt down the hostile aliens inevitably present in such a meteor

    My choice: 16", 29 oz CAK with carvings and style to make it legendary and feared by the horde...
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2012
  12. arbiter

    arbiter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    Bric-That is a magnificent CAK! WOW!
  13. Cotherion


    Aug 7, 2007
    Egads that is one excellent CAK! Details and close up pics please :)

    I'm hoping the Manakamana I have coming my way will be 'The One'. At 30 oz it'll be a slightly heavier sirupate so I'm eagerly waiting to try it out.
  14. Nils Georg

    Nils Georg

    Feb 8, 2012
    OOOOO'my that is a beautiful CAK, Brick! Made by Bura I guess?
  15. bric


    Jun 10, 2011
    it's by The it is with some of the contenders:

    Here's the CAK on display and link to more pics.
    CAK on display
  16. crimsonfalcon07


    Dec 27, 2010
    That bottom Bura and Manjushree by Old Sher make me drool.
  17. Nils Georg

    Nils Georg

    Feb 8, 2012
    A lot of nice things there, you have good taste mate :) Rajukmar and probaly Amrit (if this is a name and not a title) sarki has produced some very nice blades \ scabbards lately, was your cak a custom order, when did you get it? The Khukuri from Thirta you have there is it a "Giant" BDC? Sorry to bombard you with questiones, I just find it so interesting that I can't help myself ;)
  18. bric


    Jun 10, 2011
    The Tirtha is a "Foxy Folly" - it's not the best picture of the Foxy, you can't see the beautiful double fullers that well, but it is a light and thin (relatively speaking) blade full of belly and fullers. Rings like a triangle when chopping or flicked on the edge. The Sgt Khadka bonecutter is the heavy chopper of the group.

    Here's the sales thread for the CAK:
  19. HoosierQ


    Feb 9, 2010
    Well I can't speak to zombies...zombies...really? But for skinwalkers you're gonna go with a BAS, a WWII, or an M43. People are so darn worried about zombies but I am here to say people, skinwalkers are what you should be worrying about. The good news is there'll never be anything like a "skinwalker apocalypse" that's good. But they'll always be out be prepared, as I am, with a BAS!
  20. HairahSitna


    Mar 6, 2011
    Skinwalkers - I go get the M1 and 1911. Zombies - the benelli 12ga and assorted blades for the slower ones.
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