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Midnight offering for 12/11

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Yangdu, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    15 inch 20 ounce Gopte Khukuri by Ram Kumar. Dhar wood handle. Natural leather sheath. Usual top of the line work by Ram Kumar. $145. *SOLD*

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    Email to [email protected] to order
    First come first served
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2018
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  2. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    sharp edge
     
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  3. Amko

    Amko

    484
    Jun 15, 2017
    EMS Gopte by Ramkumar.
    Been waiting for one for over a year now. If mine, and as sharp as Auntie claims, will take over under-the-pillow duties in a heartbeat.

    Done deal!
     
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  4. Amko

    Amko

    484
    Jun 15, 2017
    "The Gopte! This beauty really does well for it's weight and shape, although I'll be reserving it for practicing fighting techniques, as that's REALLY what it's meant for. Fast, light, perty, and a good chopper, what else can you ask for?"
    - DarthTaco123
     
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  5. George Azar

    George Azar Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2017
    I’ve got 2 of those....love them! RedEagleTrapping has 2 YouTube videos highlighting it. One of his favorites also!!
     
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  6. Red Eagle Trapping

    Red Eagle Trapping

    270
    Dec 3, 2016
    I love the Goptes a more rare offering on the forum and they handle well cut like an Ang Khola and durable with that beautiful sweep its like a foxy sweep and and Ak durability all into one I still use mine as my go to blade along with the jungle knife.

    Great score
     
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  7. Amko

    Amko

    484
    Jun 15, 2017
    Just letting you know that I checked out your Gopte video once again, Red!
    Yours if I recall is 27 ounces and this one is 20. How is yours holding up? It looks great in the video. Slice--y! Does it do food prep good?
     
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  8. George Azar

    George Azar Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2017
    Amko, this is Reds video also. This is the exact knife and knife maker mine is also + 2! Translated, “1 = none and 2 = 1!”
     
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  9. Amko

    Amko

    484
    Jun 15, 2017
    Thanks Mr A. Those are some neat videos! Who made your Gopte?
     
  10. George Azar

    George Azar Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2017
    Amko, please call me George. Dhan Kami made it. There were only 2 left that Auntie had in her stock she dug out. She told me “I’ll keep one and you keep one for our collection!” I’ll never forget how gracious she was! This Kami is no longer with her.
     
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  11. Amko

    Amko

    484
    Jun 15, 2017
    George it is. But with your deep pockets I need to call you Sir George ;)

    Seriously: How do you like your Gopte? Would love a photo!
     
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  12. George Azar

    George Azar Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2017
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    The only photo I have is not too good but I’ll try to post it so you can see the profile. I love the deep chopping belly on it. It chops like an Ang Khola but lighter. It’s a great “all around” knife like the BAS!
     
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  13. Amko

    Amko

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    Jun 15, 2017
    Thanks so much for sharing, George! Loving that silhouette. Do you know the weight?
     
  14. George Azar

    George Azar Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2017
    I can’t remember for sure but I think it was under 25 oz!
     
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  15. cul4u01

    cul4u01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    Gopte by Dhan.jpg

    Here is my Gopte and it is made by Dhan Kami - 15.5 inch - 27 oz - Dhar wood handle.

    Very useful, love mine.
     
  16. Amko

    Amko

    484
    Jun 15, 2017
    Wow Cul, that's a beauty. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  17. Red Eagle Trapping

    Red Eagle Trapping

    270
    Dec 3, 2016

    Yup that's the same gopte I have Dhan kami and dhar wood handle

    That was my first purchase of HIKV, still my favorite chopper beats out the ang khola and my m43, my dhar handle is super tacky /rough in a good way its grippy yet smooth.

    I remember Yangdu saying Dhan no longer being around when George Azar was looking for his and got the other one from around my time.

    They are awesome
     
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  18. Red Eagle Trapping

    Red Eagle Trapping

    270
    Dec 3, 2016
    Yuo
    Yup 27 oz it is rocking still my favorite heavy chopper
     
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  19. Red Eagle Trapping

    Red Eagle Trapping

    270
    Dec 3, 2016
    The best part of this khuk is even with all the chopping I have done with it it still takes a sharp edge just from a few licks with the steel just amazing
     
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  20. Amko

    Amko

    484
    Jun 15, 2017
    I just emailed Auntie to send the Gopte to my friend in Texas and it's going to be a while before I lay my hands on it.
    USPS-ing to my India address doesn't work...Customs detains it pending paperwork. Sucks. Oh well.

    I have to say, this Gopte is a different animal compared to say Red Eagle's, or Cul's, or George's. It's fancier: look at the silver stuff on the handle. It's lighter, at 20 ounces. And it's made of dhar wood, with the characteristic reddish color. The cho is different too. And the 'sword of shiva' is unlike any I've seen. Honestly I don't know what to make of it. To me at first it seemed child-like, almost juvenile particularly given its weird sword of shiva. On the plus side the sheath seems beautifully done. And despite my initial impressions (I won't say misgivings) there is always the blade and the edge, which Auntie promises is sharp. And hey, 20 ounces? Exactly what my BAS weighs. I can live with that.
     
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