Khuk-o-Lattern Challenge

Steely_Gunz

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It's here. It's October. It may have been pushing 90 degrees yesterday, but the weatherman says that we can expect lows in the upper 30's tomorrow evening. The northern breeze is blowing, leaves are turning (and falling, meaning I have start raking:grumpy:), and Halloween will be here before you know it:)

I thought it might be kinda fun to see how artistic some of you fine folks are as well as how skillful you are with your khuks;)

I propose that we post up some pictures or videos of some carved pumpkins using only our HI products. We could all vote, and a winner could be crowned the Khukuri Pumpkin King/Queen. Maybe we could ever come up with a nominal prize or prizes depending on what kind of turn out we get.

Here's a couple of guidelines I was thinking about, and please feel free to chime in with your own:)

  • Only HI products can be used. This isn't an official contest, but the fun of it is using only HI products.
  • No kardas or Belt knife sized western blade styles. AK bowies, Chit Bowies, Cherokee Roses, etc are all fine since they will make an absolute mess of the pumpkin:D
  • Have a good time with it! Before and after pics as well as pics and or videos are more than welcome. This really is just an excuse to destroy produce in a highly satisfying way.

Here's something I'm doing to make it a little more fun for myself...
I plan on using one of the following khuks/blades:

12" AK
15" bashpati
15.5" ASTK
15" KLVUK
15" Kumar-made villager
14" Spear Vala
17" Tirtha Bowie
21" GRS
25" Kumar Kobra
36" Everest Katana

I'm going to assign each of these a number and select one at random. Will I get the nimble little bashpati or will I be trying to carve out a face using a 3+lb GRS? Stay tuned:D

The contest begins right now and runs through...oh, I dunno, whenever y'all stop feel like posting pictures, videos, and stories. Let's make October 27 the cut off date, but I honestly don't care how long or short this goes on. We'll vote on a winner, but I think the only real losers are going to be the pumpkins;)

I think we could all use a little levity in our lives, and hacking pulpy gourds to pieces always seems to put a smile on my face:)

So what do you guys and gals think?
 
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Sounds like a plan brotha! I think a 15 AK will work wonders on a pumpkin. I have white pumpkins availabe where I live, there are actually acres of them behind my humble abode. Contest on!
 

Bawanna

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Wow, carving a pumpkin with a khuk is gonna be tough. I thought I'd carved my last pumpkin when the kids grew up, they still like to get em so we can blast em with a shotgun after Halloween but they don't wanna carve em no more.

But I'm in. For the TEAM. I'm gonna get some quizzical looks from the missus, she knows I hate carving pumpkins but "Lets Do It".
 

Steely_Gunz

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This is gonna be fun:) I'm going to pick up a couple of them this weekend, i think. My daughter has one that she grew out at my mom's house, but i better let her paint that one. Its kinda misshapen. would make a perfect skull...hmmmm. nope nope nope. It's her's. ...still.
 
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Great idea, Jake. Sounds fun, too. As Sherlock Holmes would say: "The game's afoot!"
 
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Sounds like fun! I don't have a HI khukri, but I have a weird bowie - khuk hybrid I might use, even though it'd probably disqualify me :p
 
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This sounds like fun. I haven't carved a pumpkin in forever but this is as good an excuse as any!
 

cul4u01

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Would love to join in, but my carving skills are nil to none, and trying to use a scary khuk to do the work? I'll be fingerless at the minimum, after a project like that, and that'll be lucky!
 
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Can we use spoons to get the guts out? :D

And what about those little "paring" knives that come with khukris? Even though they're technically HI products wouldn't that defeat the purpose a little?
 

Bawanna

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I think he said no Karda's. That's the little paring knife. But in the immortal words of Clint Smith, always cheat, always win.

I promise I won't use my power drywall cutter,, I promise I won't use my power drywall cutter, I promise.......................
 
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Im IN! No Photoshop, I promise.

This will be great fun... good call Bawanna :)
I think I will involve a friend or two and draw numbers for the carving utensil as well, great idea to spur creativity
 

Steely_Gunz

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lol I really don't care if you guys cheat or not;) It's all in good fun, but yes, I should have originally posted to be safe. Safety first, always.

I might use a spoon. I might not. Depends, if I draw the the GRS, "fine details" like scooped out pumpkin guts are going to be a moot point since i'll have to hack a mouth with a 15" blade:D
 
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Hey Bawanna! Look for a triangle box with a big round bulge in the middle. I need something checkered! Make sure you get it back to me before the 27th tho.
 

Bawanna

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I'll put a rush on it for ya.

I'm thinking 25" Chitlangi. I shall call it "Carve from afar"
 
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Here's an idea for next year's contest:

Thought fine carving with khukris was difficult? Now, throwing knives only. Must be thrown minimum of 5 feet from pumpkin!
 

Bawanna

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You want me to hit a pumpkin with a knife from at least 5 feet?

I better plant some of my own and lots of Miracle Grow. Gonna have to be a big arse pumpkin.

I'm a rookie tomahawk thrower, might as well use it, doubt I could hit the pumpkin with it neither. But soon I will. Personal challenge.
 
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I wonder if my downstairs neighbors would notice if one of the three pumpkins they set out disappeared... now, 11" Suga or 18" WWII...
 

Bawanna

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Definitely WWII. Go big or stay in the pumpkin patch.

That being said the my Suga might be a good gap filler for detail work......................
 
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