Foxy Folly

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Yangdu, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    Beautifully done 18 inch 28 ounce Foxy Folly by Anil and his friend Barun. Satisal wood handle with copper pins. White metal bolster and buttcap. Fancy dancy Karda chakma with white metal bolster and buttcap. Super sharp blade! Top quality leather sheath. Fine team work by A and B. Take this beauty to night at $245. *SOLD*

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    Email to [email protected] to order
    First come first served
     
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  2. George Azar

    George Azar Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2017
    Oh my!! This is a beauty that won’t last long!! She’s Foxy!!!!
     
  3. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    Anil

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  4. davidf99

    davidf99 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    EMS for the Foxy Folly. With that profile and weight it seems more like a YCS than a Foxy Folly, but either way it's a nice one. Got the Done Deal.
     
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  5. George Azar

    George Azar Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2017
    Yay David! It’s going to a wonderful home! I’m jealous but happy for you! It didn’t dawn on me but it does favor a YCS! Great snag...if you got the DD!
    Congratulations in advance!
    George
     
  6. davidf99

    davidf99 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    Thanks. It was either this one or the M-43 posted about the same time. I saw this first.
     
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  7. moparsbob

    moparsbob Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 6, 2014
    Grats David - I just happened to see all three of these right after Yangdu posted them, and if I weren't broke after buying that monster AK recently, I would have jumped on this one, too!
     
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  8. EricTheRedBeard

    EricTheRedBeard Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 17, 2018
    These knives today are outstanding! Glad they found good homes.
     
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  9. cul4u01

    cul4u01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    I was torn between the two. But since I sold my Lok M43, I wanted a replacement, and the one yesterday was in my sweet spot.
     
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  10. EricTheRedBeard

    EricTheRedBeard Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 17, 2018
    Love the picture!
     
  11. EricTheRedBeard

    EricTheRedBeard Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 17, 2018
    That is truly a beautiful specimen, right there. Congrats.
     
  12. Same Old Shane

    Same Old Shane

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    Sep 9, 2016
    Hi Auntie!

    I hope it is not wrong to say...
    But I would really love to have a beer with those folks!
    Please send my best regards!

    Got one of Kumar? He is the MAN as far as I am concerned!
     
  13. EricTheRedBeard

    EricTheRedBeard Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 17, 2018
    Hey David, how do you like this one?
     
  14. davidf99

    davidf99 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    I love it. The weight and balance are perfect, the handle comfortable. The copper pins in the handle add class and a nice touch of color. The kamis should use copper more often, even if it adds a bit to the price.

    The description is off, though. As I thought from the picture, this is closer to a single-fuller YCS than a Foxy Folly. Also, it has no buttcap and the bolster is steel (magnet test) rather than white metal. I prefer steel.

    Why do I say it's a YCS? See picture below, which is a YCS by Vim that I got seven years ago. The YCS model typically has a double fuller and an ornate handle, but the blade profile and size of this piece by Anil and Barun definitely puts it in YCS territory, at least more so than a Foxy Folly (which also typically has a double fuller on each side). We've been seeing quite a few hybrid designs in the past couple of years, and that's a good thing. It means the kamis are allowed to use their creativity.

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  15. EricTheRedBeard

    EricTheRedBeard Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 17, 2018
    Glad you like it. I wonder if she slipped when she said "buttcap" and meant "chape" because the chape does match the bolster. I like steel better also. I bought this one's twin. It is so much like yours I was curious if it was actually somehow the same one. The chirruwa handle is really comfortable and you are spot on about the balance. Perfect. Copper pins set it off. Nice little knife tools too. I love the little grip rings on them. It is good to know that someone else understands how amazing these are. It has definitely made it to the list of my favorites.
     

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