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~ Himalayan Imports Link Library ~

Welcome to the Himalayan Imports Forum!

Please follow these links for information about Ordering & Shipping, Kami Marks, Maintenance, Reviews and More!! :

Ordering and Shipping Information:

Himalayan Imports-Limited Lifetime Warranty:

Please Read the Safety Sticky!!!! We value your safety!!!!

The Latest and Greatest Safety Thread-REQUIRED READING!:


If you would like to purchase your khukuri Online at the Himalayan Imports Store, You may do so by going here:

Are You New to Khukuri's? Are You Wondering which one to buy First? Give these a read:

Why Buy Himalayan Imports?:

A Little Khukuri Primer:

First Khukuri- Recommendations and Reasons:

The Weight Issue- Einsteins Theory Of Khukuri Relativity:

Uncle Bill had basic philosophies and rules for his life, and for this forum. We, as friends, are caretakers of these philosophies and rules. Please take time to read the Himalayan Imports Forum rules and Philosophy revisited:

Khukuris-an review and overlook mostly for newbies and strangers:

Since Uncle Bill left us, It hasnt been an easy road. It has been an interesting one though. Above all we value Tradition, Family, Friendship, Honesty and Integrity. All the things he stood for and wished for in life and for Himalayan Imports. This will give you a glimpse of what it is all about:

A Memorial to the Foundation of Himalayan Imports, Men whose Spirit and Ideals have touched many in friendship and are the beacons from which H.I. shines. They will always be with us in Fond Remembrance. In Memorium-Rememberances of those who have passed away:

The Himalayan Imports Cantina - Where the H.I. Cantinistas relax and enjoy themselves. Pull up a barstool and make yourself at home. Be sure to visit the Cantina Library at the top of the forum, many past interesting subjects are on the shelves there:

Are you finding the Abbreviations we use on this forum confusing? Here is a list of the Common Abbreviation we use, and their meanings:

For your viewing pleasure, check out our Picture Thread !!:

For seldom seen models, special runs and models not listed on the Website or Store, please see:

The Missing Pages:

For a rough guide to the Kami marks and The significance of the Devangari Script markings on your blade please check out the Kami Mark Guides. (This list is not a complete guide due to Kami turnover) If You are unable to find your Kami Mark, Please post a thread on the forum and A member or moderator should be able to help you. Please Be Patient:

Kami Mark List:

Old Kami Guide:

For an excellent guide to Khukuri construction and termiology please look here:

For Terminology, History, Care and Maintenance. You can find it in the Himalayan Imports Khukuri FAQ. :

Khukuri Construction and Terminology. Terms such as Karda, Chakma, Chirra, and Cho amongst others are explained there. A quick note regarding the Cho: It does not affect the performance of any khukuri in any way, shape or form. In all honesty, it isn’t a "real" khukuri without one. While you may request a khukuri without the cho, it is there for religious reasons. All of H.I. products are blessed by Bishwakarma Puja before shipment, the only khukuri in the world to carry such an honor !!! For more details on that, Visit the Himalayan Imports Retail Site or Refer here:

For an in-depth and superb report on khukuri shapes and dynamics, please take a look at this page by Daniel Koster:

You can learn to properly sharpen your quality Himalayan Imports product the traditional way or by modern methods by visiting the FAQ section at the Himalayan Imports retail Site or by searching the forum for past threads on the subject:

Himalayan Imports Khukuri In The Movies:

Himalayan Imports War Record:

Himalayan Imports Product Reviews:


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~ Himalayan Imports War Record ~

Khukuri's in Action - A tribute to Our Brave Military Members, Generous Cantinistas and the Hardware they Carry.

Photos - Carrying an HI Kerambit.

R7 Thoughts.

GTA (Afghanistan) -- courtesy a caring forumite.

Pic and message from Afghanistan.

Sirupati comes handy in Afghanistan.

Pte Ryan Kluczynski in the field with tarwar.

Khukuris of Enduring Freedom -- email. Nice read.

The story of the three bears, I mean khukris.

Bura WWII in Afghanistan.

BAS in Afghanistan.

The 15" AK that went everywhere. Story for our AF buddies in "Stan."

Pen Knife testing, initial results.

Sanu WWII in Afghanistan.

Letter from Paul -- revisited.

Genuine Bura made fighting knife.

HI goes to war.

OT: Showdown in Iraq, more battle blades from the HI Cantina good guys.

Email from Sarge. Must read.

Just got back from the post office, HOLY COW!

Sarge presents the Col. with a Chitlangi -- Pix.

Uncle Bill Has Created A Monster.

15"Ang Khola in Iraq.

HI AK Bowie in the War.

Another Sarge except he's a USMC Major and more khukuris for Saddam.
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~ Himalayan Imports Product Reviews ~

HI Survival Knife.

Review - HI/Hmong friendship knife.

Review-Farmer Knife and Himalayan Survival Knife Redux.

Review - Parang from Kami Tirtha.

A happy day out with Amar Singh Thapa.

Review - Bahadur.

Review-HI Parang.

KH 3 Chirra vs. HI Villager CAK, BoneCutter for Deadwood.

Review - 15" Amar Singh Thapa Khukuri.

Review... Der Hauswehr.

CHOP OFF VIDEO: NMFBM vs FFBM vs Himalayan Imports 18" AK.

Busse FFBM vs Himalayan Imports 16.5" AK Chopping Video.

Kerambits: Original and the C' Bit.

The ASTK,or one of the best ideas coming out of Nepal.

Sgt. Khadka Chainpuri and Bura Dukti preliminary - WOW!

C-Kerambit by Dil Kami and other pics.

13 Inch Ultimate Fighter

NEW product HI - Der Hauswehr.

The Bonecutter Files.

13 inch 21 ounce black/blade CAK by Sher the (tiger)

its been a while coming ! ww2 !

Bura Villager Tarwar.

24" Teardrop Fuller Sirupati.

Uddha Sword Sinawali.

The Ultimate Fighter...
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Super CAK

Minireview: Tibetan Sword vs. Giant Chitlangi Bowie.

Long overdue Vojpuri review (for scotchleaf).

My first Ang Khola.

Another satisfied customer...

My M-43 Arrives.


Very Informal HI Khuk Chopping Comparo.

M-43 vs Bamboo.

Jungle Knife by Sher.

"Super" AK.

Villager Hasiya.

Thoughts on the Bancharo.

Tarwar makes one heckuva machete!

Himalayan Imports 15" BAS.


Villager Falcata.

My M-43 ROCKS.

Shree Ten Chandra Samsher comes to Maine.

The Corporal's Big 'Uns.

Bura bowie.

R-10, a second look.

17.5" Chiruwa Ganga Ram.

16.5" WWII by Sher - Thanks Yangdu!!

My first Khukuri: Chiruwa BAS.

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Review of Chiruwa Ang Khola.

Giant Chitlangi Bowie preliminary review.

14" Trisul..or The Nepali Boot Knife.

My new BAS!! (Blem from 7/16).

16 inch 23 ounce Chiruwa Ang Khola arrived.

Cult of the Bonecutter.

The Bonecutter Files - 16 inch.

18" Panchthar Chitlangi.

Wolf's Battle Chitlangi.

12" UBE is a Winner.

R-10 review.

Baby Ganga review.

Sweet Rose Came a Calling.

Review of 17 inch, 30 ounce Bojpore by Vim Bhadur kami.

Introduction and Boomerang review.

Kumar Karda.

Chiruwa Ang Khola Review.

R-6 Sarge from 11/20 is one tough cookie.

8.5" Bura Gool is a hard worker.

My 12" Ang Khola Proved to be Useful Again.

A work of art that chops,slices and cleaves.

Giant Chitlangi Bowie finds home, WOW!

12" AK: The Jeep Khuk.

I Love My New 15" Ang Khola Villager !!!!!!

UBE Review and Pictures.
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Review of a Masterpeice; almost.

The Manjushree AKA The Nepali Gladius.

JW Foxy Folly Review - Lots of Photos - Beware!

Ultimate Fighter review; pix.

Chit Bowie: First Impressions.

New M-43 review.

Uplander's AK Field Test.

Bhutan sword, or Patang.

11" SGT Khukuri review.

Hasiya Review and Pictures.

YCS Karda Review and Pictures.

Chopping day Munk cleaver + others.

Experiences with the 20" Sirupati.

R-4 Knife Review and Pictures (pic heavy).

Chiruwa Ang Khola Review and Pictures.

Bhutan Sword and 21" Chitlangi.

Skean Dhu shootout- H.I., C.S. & Sarge-made.

Chainpuri and Baby Chitlangi - Photo Review.

Bura Boomerang (Hanshee) Review and Pictures.

Chainpuri Review and Pictures.

Short review of...Villager BAS.

Bagh Bhairab Review with Pictures.

Munk Bowie Review with Pictures.

Yin Yang Sword - Photo Review.

Foxy Folly Review with Pictures.

Villager Baby Ganga Ram Special Review with Pictures.
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Movie Model Reivew and Pictures.

Gelbu Special Review with Pictures.

Balance Pictures and Review.

Sher Attitude Pictures and mini review.

JKM-1 newbie Review.

R-1 Pictures and Mini Review.

Museum Model: pix, review.

R-1 Stick Knife Arrives! - Review with pics.

Mini Review for Backward Blade Sword.

AK Bowie and Sher Attitude Review (Thumbnails Galore).

The Backwards Blade.

The Air Divided by Tarwar.

REVIEW: Museum Model!!!

First Impressions of the Rusty Sgian Dubh.

Balance Model Review.

The R-9: First Impressions.

Jungle Killer.

Jure first impressions.

15" Pen Knife Test.

Neem- 14" BDC review; Trisul, Sher Attitude Special.

Trisul: First Impressions.

Villager Pen Knife review.

HI Seax pics [56k warning].

Munk Chunk Cobalt Cleaver pics and mini-review.
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