- Aug 16, 2014
Congrats Bob... you are right about the curvature of the blade. It is very unique and sexy looking, good snag.
OK,,,, I admit and confess.
I am the stealth shark as of recent DOTDs.
It had been while since I hit the forums. I did so and I pulled the trigger on a Tarwar a few weeks back. We all know how bad the virus can get.... I thought I was in remission too, damn. So a Tarwar, a short Tibetan sword, an Everest Katana, a 25" Sirupati, a M43 and damned if I didn't get another Everest Katana too but admittedly for my son. So I guess I would say I have re-upp'd?? Wanted an Everest forever,,, the mind blower for me is the Tarwar. Definitely one of the H.I. flagship monsters, I love it. The M43 I am going to let get patina'd and use heavily as a chopper.
Yo Ndawg! Berries looking good brother,, your sirupati pic lit my fuse for the 25"
cheers Mopar, as I may have won the battle the other day, you sir are winning the war!
pics to follow soon
Well, I'm in between moves at the moment, so I think I'll wait for the next batch of blems before I make a decision. A purchase wont do anything without a good address, right? Since I posted I heard back from Yangdu, who recommended an 18 inch Dui chirra. I'm prone to trust her judgment here, so I might just end up with one of those, anyway. It's a bit longer than I was thinking originally, but a little extra reach is rarely a bad thing, especially since I'm a bit on the taller side. Does anyone have experience with one of those?Hello BackInKentucky. Welcome to the Forum & HIKV.
Since I don't have a Ghopte or a khuk from this kami, I couldn't give a recommendation. If you're thinkin' about WWII or AK, that Ghopte looks in the same league. (The WWII is more sleek, less stout.) But 16" & 28oz. should make a good little chopper. Price looks good too for a dhar wood & chiruwa handle. Are you crazy? No, you're just infected like everyone else on this site.
If it doesn't bother you to get a different model than what you've been considering, then no problem. If you hesitate 'cause its not the model you wanted, you could wait since AKs have shown up frequently and the WWII less often. But they're still rebuilding the shops after the earthquake and not producing until... . Are you anxious to hold one of these tools & know what it feels like? If you decide to get one now, I'd recommend that you have a little cash cushion behind it because you're going to want another one soon.
Again, Welcome. If you haven't been checking this place, it is a great Forum. The Members & Moderators are very helpful and I don't think there's a bad heart in the bunch. Sometimes they roll over to the HI Cantina to check on earthquake news, recipes, babble, etc. Stickies at the top of the page have lots of good information and are recommended. The Safety Sticky is a must read, preferably before chopping. The Himalayan Imports Archive is informative and reminds us of those who aren't here anymore. I also recommend a review with pictures whenever you're inclined.