The Missing Pages in the HI Catalog

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Thanks, guys. I'll have to start a "Ch. 1B" for kukris, which will mostly require assembling some text........
 
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One is reminded of the 80's rock band, "Mr. Mister." (Although not intentionally, I'm sure.:))

Meanwhile, having taken about a week off from this project, there are some models, mentioned in sta94's last post, which I haven't heard of, before now:

Bagh Marne
Balance
Bhuduney
Chainpuri
Junge (Junga Bahadur)
Jure Model
Lal Special
Pachthar
Reti
Royal Banspati
Salyan Special
Tezdar
Vogpuri Village Special

I know what "Hanshee" and the "18th century" would be; I simply don't have pictures yet.

A lot of limited-edition pieces in there, huh?! I'd love to get a Jange along with a Shamsher.

A Chainpure is basically a Chitlange without the chirra. It's a popular style in Eastern Nepal, as well as parts of the Indian Himalayas with Nepalese population. I don't remember seeing too many from HI, although the other manufacturers from Nepal churn out a lot of these.

Sending you pm with further info. Best of luck with this project!
 
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shrii[/i] is also used to translate English "Mr.". So another way to interpret this is "Mr. Mr. Mr. Chandra Shamser" or "Mr.^3 Chandra Shamser"...

Yeah, like Nicholas said, the 80s band, although first thing that popped in my mind when I read your sentence was "Major Major" from Catch 22!!!

Beoram, also, thanks for the additional information.
 
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Yes, I'd forgotten about the Zknives page as a source of information; I actually found the "Junge" there. Alas, no info, and I don't dare copy their pictures.

The good news is, the 18th Century and Balance already up, so that's two tasks down. And is the "Salyan Special" the same as the Uncle Bill Especial?
 
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Nicholas, I don't think the Salyan Special and the Uncle Bill Especial (UBE) is the same thing. There is an "Uncle Bill Memorial Salyan" however.

Here’s a recent post by Steve Ferguson that shows really awesome examples of the Uncle Bill Memorial Salyan and the Hanshee, also called the Crescent Moon or Crescent Moon Sirupate:
http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=651161

And in this post, looks like this is when the Crescent Moon first arrived on the scene, I prefer the one in the above link:
http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=506775&highlight=hanshee+crescent+moon
 
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The Original Salyan, which is the H.I. trademark Icon is shown at the top of the website page and various place around the site. A large pic is at the top of the second page of the "First Khukuri" sticky. This was a gift to Uncle bill and started the H.I. business. There were a couple of runs of a "Super Salyans" made, which were a large version of this knife.
reference here: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=614584&highlight=Salyan
After his passing, several Runs of U.B. Memorial Salyans were made in honor of him. They were made roughly to specs of the original.

The Uncle Bill Especiale was a honorary knife made by the Kami's to give to Uncle Bill. It can be found about 1/2 ay down on both these pages.
http://www.himalayan-imports.com/khuk2.html
http://www.himalayan-imports.com/faq/Variants.htm

Here is a search engine that will hopefully be of some help.
http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=011197018607028182644:qfobr3dlcra
 
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The Bagh Marne from Uncle Bill's collection
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Buduney Khukuri by Bura
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PACHTHAR
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"This very unusual scabbard is made of light colored wood wrapped round with bamboo threads. Devengari script on scabbard means Kami Kesar Pachthar.
I, personally, had not seen such a scabbard until my visit to the shop in Nepal and felt it worthy to be offered to you, my discriminating customers. I hope you agree with me."
----Bill Martino

SALYAN
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BAGH MARNE
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BAMBOO CUTTER
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The Bamboo Cutter – A Special Knife

While traveling west of Nepal, along the road to Pokhara village, I could not miss the bamboo forests that dotted the countryside. The bamboo was as tall as some trees and each stalk was several inches thick.

The villagers use the bamboo to make household and farm products, as well as to build the actual huts they used for various purposes on their farms. The bamboo was very tough to cut and they need a special knife to harvest what they need for their daily use.

Cutting the tough bamboo stalks into sections 4" to 6" long, the villagers hollow out the bamboo and make drinking cups for their own households. Beautiful woven baskets can be seen in many a shop or villager's homes, a perfect example of their creative talents.

Some local craftsmen make musical flutes from the bamboo and the tunes they play can be heard coming from their homes as they relax after the evening meal.

This knife has been used by villagers living near a stand of bamboo for decades. We have been fortunate to get a supply of that same tough
bamboo cutter knife they use every day and can offer them to you now.

--Yangdu Martino

BURA GOOL KNIFE
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CHAINPURI
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CHANDRIKA
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CLEAVER
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D1 KNIFE
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JUNGLE KNIFE
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KERAMBIT
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LAXMI PUJA SPECIAL
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N-2 KNIFE ("Vaquero")
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PANUTI
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Yangdu discovered this uniquely functional blade during her 2009 trip to Nepal. While visiting Sgt. Khadka kami in his home village of Panuti, she saw a very sharp knife being used by the young men in the village to chop tree limbs. Others were using the same knife to chop wood for their households. The way they used that knife to get the job done was so amazing and impressive that she didn't forget it.
She knew she had to have it for her customers and friends and so, right after the trip, she told the Kamis about it. Now, this most special and functional knife is available to HI's customers.
Overall length --18 1/8''
Blade length --12''
Weight --38 oz
Spine thickness 1/2''


R1 & R2 KNIVES
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LEFT: R1 "Stick Knife"
RIGHT: R2 "Jungle Killer"


R3 KNIFE
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R4 KNIFE
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R5 KNIFE
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R6 KNIFE
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R7 KNIFE
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R8 KNIFE
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R9 KNIFE (at bottom)
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R10 KNIFE
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R11 knife
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TRISUL ("Nepali Boot Knife")
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Overall length -- 14''
Weight -- 13 oz
Spine thickness -- 1/4''


ULTIMATE FIGHTER
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VALA SPEAR KNIFE ("Smatchet")
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Echoing the "Smatchet" knives carried by Australian troops in WWII, this massive, double-edged blade measures 11" long, with total length coming to 16.5". An impressive blade for the lover of militaria.

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BURA BOWIES
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MOUNTAIN BOWIE
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"MYSTERY" BOWIE
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All right, this should be the last of it. (After Yangdu recently thanked me for doing this, I figured I should finally finish up.) However, we're missing a LOT of text and exposition!
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DRAGON INDONESIAN SWORD
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Overall length -- 28''
Weight -- 47 oz
Spine thickness -- 3/8''
Single dragon engraved on one side of blade by Narayan
Steel guard
Full tang
Standard leather scabbard


DUKTI SWORD
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Overall length --26.5''
Weight -- 32 oz
Double edge blade
Brass guard
Full tang
Single Himalayan Pheasant(Danphe) carved in both sides of satisal wood handle
Standard leather scabbard

The Pheasant, or Danphe, is the national bird of Nepal, and is well known for its bright colors. It is a stout, Himalayan pheasant and can be seen in the high-altitude region of Sagarmatha National Park, Annapurna Conservation Area, Langtang national park, etc. It is protected in national parks, and under wildlife conservation acts.

MANJUSHREE SWORD
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TARWAR
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UDDHA SWORD
Full-tang version
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Hidden-tang version
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"WAJASKI" SWORD
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Our playfully mispronounced (but well-crafted) HI version of the Japanese, wakizashi, this is the natural companion to the HI Katana.
 
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Awesome work! Thank you very much for this massive task.

And there are some amazing blades shown there.
 
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I think it's fairly remarkable (now that I've seen it) just how much variety this company displays in its works.
 
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hi guys
you know if i didnt know any better that ultimate fighter and my chukerie
are one and the same knife?
 
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All right. It's a lazy, Friday afternoon, and I'm working on that "Grid" idea that I based on Wolf_1989's system for classifying khuk use. At the very least, I think that I can add two pieces of info to each khukuri:

A) The Tool/Weapon Factor ("TWF") that Wolf created, and
B) The type of warranty that it's under: Field Use, General Use, or Display Only.

I still need some, "TWF" info on the following items:

Buduney
Boomerang
Dhankuta*
Foxy Folly
Katunje
Kothimoda*
Sherpa Style
Tamang
YCS

....and probably a few others. Remember, I understand the warranty type; I just need opinions on the TWF.

(Items with and asterisk* are Display Only warranties, just to show that I've got that covered.)
 
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