Historical Khukuri Gets A New Life

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Yangdu, May 3, 2012.

  1. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    I have a very special knife I am going to offer for sale soon,
    so I thought I would give you all a "Heads Up" and tell you
    the story behind this knife.

    Uncle Bill and I got this knife 16 years ago as a gift from
    HI customer and good friend.

    When my father first visited the United States, he saw my knife
    and immediately liked it. He and I used it for chopping meat and
    plants in the garden just about every day. I still use this Khukuri
    knife just about every day around my garden and kitchen.

    I really enjoyed watching my father using this knife. He seemed to
    find a reason to use it every day. He used it to make new wooden
    handles for our HI Khurkuris.

    This Khurkuri looks like a military issue version and that was what
    attracted him to my old knife. My father was a rifleman in the Indian
    Army when he was a young man and my knife reminded him of his
    days of military service. He had to leave his army service early to
    come home from India to help his parents. He liked military service
    and was on track to reach a higher position, perhaps a commander.

    As much as both of us have used this knife over 16 years, it has no
    damage on the handle or the edge. It is strong, perfectly balanced
    and definitely functional.

    Now that my Dad is getting older and I don't know how many years he
    has left, I have decided to make a replica of our favorite knife at our
    shop and and call it "Ajambari Khurkuri." That name means "Forever
    Never Dies" and is suitable for the new knife I am asking my Kamis to

    Once the replica is made, I will have a raffle on the blade forum for that
    first Khurkuri knife. When the Kamis make the knives, I will offer them for
    sale on the forum. I won't take orders until I have the shipment in my hands.
    Stay tuned!



    Last edited: May 12, 2012
  2. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    Sounds awesome, Auntie!
    I can't wait to see them.
  3. MacHete

    MacHete Hair Cropper & Chipmunk Wrangler

    Apr 7, 2000
    I, too, am agog. :)
  4. leebrewer


    Apr 21, 2008
    Agog am I, also.
  5. KPierce


    Dec 30, 2011
    I too look forward to seeing this new knife. Also I would like to thank you, Auntie, for sharing the story.
  6. bric


    Jun 10, 2011
    Using a khukuri to make khukuri handles...cool.
  7. JayGoliath


    Mar 27, 2010
    I'm interested.
  8. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000

    -- M.C.Escher
  9. MAC-F250


    Mar 20, 2012
    Sounds very nice I as well cant wait to see this one. thanks auntie
  10. bemo


    Oct 19, 2006
    Intriguing! Auntie can you give us a better idea of the blade shape and size?
  11. arbiter

    arbiter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    Very interesting Ms.Yangdu-with highest respect.
  12. DannyinJapan


    Oct 9, 2003
    Everybody wants to see it, me too.
  13. Radrunner


    Mar 6, 2006
    A knife is just knife without a story. With one they become something special....

    Looking forward to it!
  14. MacHete

    MacHete Hair Cropper & Chipmunk Wrangler

    Apr 7, 2000
    :D I recall seeing a video posted here once, of an elderly Scandanavian gentleman making a new handle for an axe- with an axe. :)
  15. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    I can't wait to see this blade:)
  16. DocH


    May 6, 2006
    Hi All!
    LTNS... This blade sounds very neat!!

    Can't wait to chat again with ALL

    Ed n Sandra
  17. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    Heya Doc! Good to see you posting again!
  18. steeldust


    Aug 3, 2005
    Sounds like a perfect utility Khuk. Looking forward to pictures.
  19. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    Last edited by a moderator: May 9, 2012
  20. Dirtbiker


    Jul 2, 2010
    That looks just like the regimental kukri sold at various sellers. A HI version would be sweet.

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