Differences between Kamis thread

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by cocomen69, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. cocomen69

    cocomen69

    723
    Nov 16, 2007
    recently I read a thread that explained the differences and strengths that each of the blades made by the different Kamis had. I cant find it again! Has anyone seen this thread, that they can point me in the right direction?
     
  2. cocomen69

    cocomen69

    723
    Nov 16, 2007
    Found it...

    Here
     
  3. tedwca

    tedwca

    Dec 10, 2005
    Thanks for finding that. I fixed the link for you.
     
  4. ilbruche

    ilbruche

    Jun 19, 2007
    That's a good thread. :thumbup:

    But it seems there are a lot of new kamis since that thread was started.

    I have three blades by Bura. I think he has the cleanest most even fullers I've seen.
     
  5. fearn

    fearn

    121
    Apr 12, 2005
    Newbie question: do the kamis mark their blades, and if so, is there a thread that records the marks of the different kamis?
     
  6. cocomen69

    cocomen69

    723
    Nov 16, 2007
  7. KnifeFury

    KnifeFury

    752
    Sep 21, 2006
    Here is an example of the markings on my HI CAK.

    I am not sure what they all mean.. but based on the Crescent Moon. Any help with the others?

    [​IMG]
     
  8. ilbruche

    ilbruche

    Jun 19, 2007
    #1 stands for Uncle Bill.
    #2 is Devengari for Himalayan Imports.
    #3 is Buras mark of the crescent moon.
     
  9. KnifeFury

    KnifeFury

    752
    Sep 21, 2006
    Thanks :thumbup:

    What about the other three markings around the Crescent Moon in #3?
     
  10. ilbruche

    ilbruche

    Jun 19, 2007
  11. Cpl Punishment

    Cpl Punishment

    Jan 28, 2006
    It really woul dbe nice if someone <hint><hint><cough><cough>Yangdu could give a rundown of current and past kami markings in a sticky thread. . .
     
  12. hollowdweller

    hollowdweller

    Sep 22, 2003
    I don't know much about the new kamis. I have a couple of their blades but I don't feel I've really given them the test yet.:thumbup:
     
  13. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    the lady is farrrrrr too busy sending us knuts our knives. It would be <hint><cough> a better thing for us forumites to compile for her.;)
     
  14. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    OK, like a lot of you, I have fallen behind on what kamis are still with HI, what the new kamis marks look like, etc. I have sent an email to Yangdu asking for a little info on what the marks look like and who they belong to. I figure that if she can get us the names and marks, then we as a collective whole can take pictures of the marks and put them with the names. Then we can sticky it at the top for all posterity;)

    Sounds like a fun little group project, eh?

    I told Yangdu not to break her neck getting the info. She has a lot on her plate, but if and when i get the info, I'll be getting it back to y'all:D
     
  15. Cpl Punishment

    Cpl Punishment

    Jan 28, 2006
    Yeah, that's fine.
    Problem is, she still needs to tell us which are which.

    I'm not pressurring her to be sure, it's stuff that's NICE to know, not CRITICAL to know. It's just for collector's sake, like recording and deciphering marks on surplus historical guns and such.

    Plus hey, the guys can claim they're world-famous. "Yep got them yankees requesting my blades by name."

    For use, as long as it's made right, it doesn't matter who made it.
     
  16. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    There are four Devngari and one English marks on all of HI Khukuris and Swords.

    I Knife maker's intinital.

    2 Knife maker's personal sign. Each Knife maker has different sign.

    3 Star is a mark designating Himalayan Imports Knife makers.

    4 UB designates Uncle Bill. When Uncle Bill last visited with the Kami's he asked them to mark all the Knives with UB after he passed on.

    5 HI logo is for Himalayan imports company.

    KAMI SIGN AND MARKS

    Bura - Crecent Moon
    He is still working for us
    Dil - Lotus flower
    He is still wrking for us
    Yuvraj - Light ( Deo batti in Nepali)
    He is still working for us
    Vim - Nepal flag
    He works part time for us
    Rajendra - OM in devengari
    He is new kami in the shop he will continue to work for us
    Kesar - Rising Sun ( pre 2002), Flag (Post)
    He does not work for us
    Kumar - Star of David
    He does not work for us
    Sanu - Cross
    He does not work for us
    Sher - Sun (pre 2002), Rising sun (Post 2002)
    He went to India he does not work for us
    Kami with No Name (KNN) - Butterlamp wiht or without flame
    He does not work for us
    Durba -Flag (pre 2002)
    He does not work for us
    Prakash - Small Khukuri
    He does not work for us
    Khadka - Fish
    He does not work for us
    Murali - Trisul (may have occasionally used a flag also)
    He does not work for us
    Shankar - KS
    He does not work for us
    RR (aka Amtrack) - Flyflot
    He does not work for us
    YB - Exclamation point! (Bang)
    He does not work for us
    Santosh does not work for us
    All other new Kamis hired by my father took some advance money from father and left the shop and never return to work.
    Now we have Bura, Dil, Yuvraj, Vim, Rajendra ,scabbard maker Sarki, Narayan and Arjun working in the shop. They are all great Kamis who does quality work for HI.
    For now we will continue to work with our old and few new Kamis.
    I sincerley hope this answers all your questions regarding Kami marks and sign.
     
  17. Cpl Punishment

    Cpl Punishment

    Jan 28, 2006
    THANK YOU

    (Could we make this a sticky, so guys can add pictures ahowing each one and we'll have a quick reference?)
     
  18. Cpl Punishment

    Cpl Punishment

    Jan 28, 2006
    Just added to say, this sucks, sorry that they ended up taking your father like that.

    They don't know what they missed out on.
     
  19. cocomen69

    cocomen69

    723
    Nov 16, 2007
    What about Sargent?
     
  20. cybrok

    cybrok

    Aug 7, 2005
    Especially when there are new kami. A simple announce "We have a new kami, his name is XXX and his mark is XX"
     

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