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Lite weight M-43 for 2/5

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Yangdu, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    This one arrived here today!

    15 inch 20 ounce M-43 by Kumar. Red satisal wood handle. White metal fittings. Leather sheath . Usual fine work by Kumar. Start the pig year right at $165. *SOLD*

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    Email to [email protected] to order
    First come first served
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2019
  2. Dobe_1

    Dobe_1

    799
    Jun 19, 2013
    Somebody better snatch this up before I do. I just bought three HI's in past few months. If I had know this was coming.....

    That M-43 is beautiful.
     
  3. Bookie

    Bookie Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2014
    Beautiful! Now this would make a swell camp khuk. Even the Missus could swing this one.
     
    SkipJunkie likes this.
  4. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    Love the 15" M43s so much:)
     
  5. CNK

    CNK

    6
    Sep 8, 2012
    I'll take it if it's available. EMS sent.
     
  6. Red Eagle Trapping

    Red Eagle Trapping

    270
    Dec 3, 2016
    Now thats what a lightweight 43 is. Beautiful and awesome.
     
    George Azar likes this.
  7. Dobe_1

    Dobe_1

    799
    Jun 19, 2013
    Thank you for removing that temptation. I looked at this M-43 twice last night, and once early this morning, which is when I saw that you were getting it.
    This is the perfect Kukuri for backpacking and/or hunting. I have three M-43s. Two are 27 oz, and one is 25. I always thought that somewhere around 22 oz would be a perfect balance of light weight and heft. That 20 oz should be perfect. I envy you, and will tell you that if I hadn't already picked up several HI Kukuris of late, it would be mine. I almost hope that Auntie doesn't have any more like this one for months. My wallet couldn't stand it.
     
    EricTheRedBeard likes this.
  8. CNK

    CNK

    6
    Sep 8, 2012
    I just received this yesterday. I can't say enough about it . It feels great. It has great balance and feels substantial yet fast. I should not be surprised. I recently received a 32 ounce M-43, also by Kumar, and it feels similar to my awesome 22 ounce KLO from another manufacturer. It does not feel like 32 ounces. I even weighed it to be sure. It just has great balance as well. This company makes a fantastic product. Dobe_1, I think this will be everything you said it would be.
     
    EricTheRedBeard likes this.
  9. SkipJunkie

    SkipJunkie

    50
    Jul 16, 2018
    Your video is what made me seriously consider my M43 purchase initially . And then Auntie told me she had one for $100 and the rest was history .
     
  10. Red Eagle Trapping

    Red Eagle Trapping

    270
    Dec 3, 2016

    Thats awesome a great deal, i paid full retail off her site as she never had any on deal of the day but i love em, cannot beat them for durability and cutting, as well as break resistance
     
    SkipJunkie likes this.
  11. SkipJunkie

    SkipJunkie

    50
    Jul 16, 2018
    The one posted in the DOD was sold also . She contacted me personally and told me about the last one she had on hand . Wonderful person she is .
     
  12. SkipJunkie

    SkipJunkie

    50
    Jul 16, 2018
    I got my M43 for $100 ? For the life of me I can't figure out why . I'm sure Auntie must have seen something that was sub par ? I've looked over this thing a zillion times while admiring it an can't see a single thing . That just reinforces what I've always read/heard about HI being the gold standard .
     
  13. davidf99

    davidf99 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    There may not be anything wrong with it. Yangdu follows some general principles about pricing, but she's very flexible. She values repeat customers, and I suspect she's very aware that most forumites are working people who can only afford to spend so much on knives. Most of the DOTD's have minor cosmetic flaws that are easily fixed or can be ignored, yet their prices are marked way down. Some of the DOTD's are flawless. It keeps the transactions flowing, keeps the kamis working, and is a good deal for buyers and sellers.
     

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