Show me your personalized khukuris

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Warriorofsteel, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Warriorofsteel

    Warriorofsteel

    40
    Jan 26, 2010
    i was looking at an image thread here and i saw some leather stacked washer handled khukuris ...how do you do that ?
     
  2. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    from what i understand you just cut out a bunch of oversized leather washers and custom fit them along the tang as you compress each layer. Then you go back and shape the handle exactly how you wnat it.

    Looks cool, but beyond my skill/patience level:D
     
  3. Steelcore

    Steelcore

    60
    Jan 19, 2010
    Some tricks to help with stacked leather handles is to use thick leather, compress the leather beforehand a bit by hammering it, and affix the butt to the tang while compressing the whole stack on the tang.

    Then oil it and the leather will drink up th oil, and expand, making a tight fit.
     
  4. Andrew Colglazier

    Andrew Colglazier

    Sep 14, 2006
    I've done a couple of handles using leather spacers.

    This one is a combo handle;
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    This one is full leather -
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    Andy
     
  5. alexs

    alexs

    516
    Nov 26, 2009
    I have always wondered what Kamis or, say, Gurkhas would say about a kukri like that. Anyone know?

    Me personally, I have yet to see a kukri I didn't fall in love with at first sight. Monogamy is impossible, polyamory is inevitable.
     
  6. C.S. Graves

    C.S. Graves

    Jun 13, 2006
    This is what I keep having to tell my lady friends. :D Well, lady friend now. :(
     
  7. Moengo

    Moengo

    110
    Dec 14, 2009
    Andy, you do some nice work, very impressive.
     
  8. Andrew Colglazier

    Andrew Colglazier

    Sep 14, 2006
    Thank you, sir. :)

    Andy
     
  9. ilbruche

    ilbruche

    Jun 19, 2007
    Ganga Ram with stacked leather.

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    Chiruwa AK with osage and leather.

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  10. Dave Rishar

    Dave Rishar

    Oct 25, 2004
    Like this.
     
  11. Warriorofsteel

    Warriorofsteel

    40
    Jan 26, 2010
    I was wondering when id see somebody that had an osage orange handle on thier khuki...my favorite American hardwood tough as nails good stuff
     

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