The Super CAK and Bonecutter

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Yangdu, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. JayGoliath


    Mar 27, 2010

    I couldn't be sure about this. Bladite might pop in to answer yours but BC has a relative with one from now defunct Gurkha House.


    Noticed the 3-ringed, stick tang version of BC? I hope to see and try them in HI's future line.

    From another thread:
    My point exactly.
    Say on Super CAK 2.0 (a continuum of an already near-perfect design of the 1st version), what would you think adding the fuller will do to the magnificent BC?
    The hollow forge in the BC is a fantastic feature to reduce weight as well as stuck-free during chopping. What do you say?

    It's fantastic Sgt is training Bhakta to do a version of his but i'm pretty sure we all want to revive "Super CAK" or "WWIII" ?
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2011
  2. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
    well, long story short; i wanted a bonecutter, as in the old style pictured below, came up with specs and a design, and begged enough to persuade Auntie to have some made :> part of my spec included Sgt Khadka to make them

    not sure where the Super-CAK came from, but that was his FIRST version of the bonecutter project and entirely his design/inspiration; i said "er, no, not yet", and the second and third blades were bonecutter PERFECTION. i have them :) pure bonecuttery goodness. SCAK #2 came rather a bit later and i know little about that one. to emphasize: the bonecutters are not the result of the evolution of the SCAK, they are their own unique thing born of whole cloth.

    really not sure what's up with the 4 pin CAKS - sure, call them 2.0; :D they're definitely something new and are quite robust (MUCH heavier than SCAK 1.0).

    i know the true SCAK fans want 1.0 though more. light, fast, alive. it's almost a kopis in my little mind. it's a warrior's blade.

    M43 vs AK fanatics.

    NO FULLERS ON THE BC PLEASE ;) no no no :> then it's not a bonecutter.

    it would be great to see classic rat-tang bonecutters, but that would be another variant. me? i like the full-tang models as i asked for... break those will ya. as well, they are VERY well balanced, such that the 16 inch feels like a 18 or 19 inch samsher, but is relatively fast and light... but imho outchops a large samsher. best chopper ever made imho.

    much kudos to Sgt Khadka for getting those early bonecutters *perfect*. as well, that SCAK he made is bloody amazing. too good for me to hold onto. glad wolf has it (though i am in his will just in case; he knows where to send that later)... oh, and i'm STILL on the original, untouched edge on my heavy user 16 inch. i'm keeping the 18 inch pristine, because well, i may never get anything so perfect again.

    so, before anyone speculates further on bonecutters, history, intentions, specs... please read all the pages of this thread, and then the bonecutter files. look at the pictures. the history, the majesty ;) the design has gone live, and seems to be a bit of a roaming beast, but in my heart, there is ONE specification that is true to my desires, and the rest are cousins, even if they are well loved ones... just my opinion as the architect ;)
  3. JayGoliath


    Mar 27, 2010

    I must have read many times and this particular ones got me sometimes ago:
  4. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
    i have a very old, pre-ub M43 by HI, with brass rivets, and the most wonderful shape; it's why i was willing to let the original Super-CAK go, because that was much more my style, and it's just bad-ass, as well as being just very cool and unique (i'm all about the unique :>)

    as well, having had over 100 khuks at one point (as bad as Jimmy ;>), and having thinned the herd, some really nice stuff got kept, but of course, some had to go.

    i've got a couple really fine examples of sirupati, chitlangi, gelbu, and other medium long "khukri swords". as well as some other crazy stuff like the bowie sword, falcata, and such. ginuntings are nice too.

    but i'll always remember the Super-CAK fondly
  5. BFH44


    Nov 3, 2010
    after reading all this i am confused - usually i wouldn't post this or even ask but now you all have my curiosity going.

    I had sent Yandu an email about a year or so ago - i stated that i would like a CAK but i wanted a large one maybe 20 inchs. A week or so later she emailed me that she had just such a blade - a 20 inch CAK - the blade is 2 and 3/4 inches wide at the sweet spot -- the spine is a hair under a 1/2 inch wide just above the handle tapering down to a hair more than 3/8 ths wide at the spine above the sweet spot.

    it is 20 and 1/8th long overall

    the engrave of the maker looks like two hills with a mark above them

    can you all clarify what this is - a CAK a super CAK -- either way i love it it fits my hand great , stays razor sharp - hasn't chipped or rolled and has split a cord or so of good well cured oak (red and white) and i cant imagine any task to big for it from lopping off a zombie head to prying open a car door - cutting down a tree and splitting the fire wood.

    i feel the way Cpl punishment says about his "Armageddon knife" - maybe that's what i will call it

    everyone of my friends that has taken it out of the sheath and held it has said - "holy sh*%" or something similar

    the pictures here are the CAK? laying between the 22 inch YCS and a 32 once framing hammer

    so is it a CAK a super CAK - or can i just make up a name for it ? i think "Bad Mother ------ " would be a good name

  6. JayGoliath


    Mar 27, 2010

    I believed we all called it wrongly. "Super CAK" and "SUPER CAK" is different in a way that the former dictates for a one shot many kills model that combines many plus points of khuks into one whilst latter refers to the heft and size of the model.

    Cak Zilla, CAK king, Gigantic CAK are just names to describe CAK in dino-size.

    If you read what's inside the thread you will find some of the largest beast from HI and they looked really good! Balance is the KEYWORD.

    On the Super CAK we have been discussing, you may need a few pictures to differentiate it. Like i said it's a hybrid of goodness!

    It doesn't look ENTIRELY like a CAK (notice the primary and 2ndary bevel and a sharper tip) and not a M-43 either.
    Like Bladite and Wolf said, think of it as a warrior's best partner but swift.

    If there's one HI i could take during a fire......
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2011
  7. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
    i have a 54 ounce AK, it's insane.

    a 57 ounce falcata...

    and a 58 ounce giant bowie

    that said... i want dave rishar's GRS :)
  8. JayGoliath


    Mar 27, 2010
    Cpl mentioned he's a well built 6+ ' knight and i believe Dave and you fit into that bill.

    Cotherion and I will swim around the 30oz region.
  9. Silverthorn


    Apr 24, 2011
    Nobody has commented on BFH44's 22inch YCS ?

    That is probably one of the most beautiful pieces I have see from HI, and that's really saying something.
    I dont think I have ever seen a piece that wasn't beautiful here, but that.... man that thing is in the top 3 for sure.
    I need it, I waant it ... Oh man I am in love
    I was following this thread because after a lot of soul searching and reading, I had settled on a Bonecutter as what I was looking for, but that 22 inch YCS you have BFF44.... WOW

    P.S. Howdy Bladite,
    And Howdy to all my HI peeps, sorry for the long absence from posting.
  10. arbiter

    arbiter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    BFH44,the blade in question is a CAK. You are fortunate to have it! A beauty indeed.
  11. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
    it's a very nice YCS, but i can't look at it, because i never managed to get one of the long ones. i had a VERY VERY VERY nice short dragon model some years ago, terrific blade, fantastic handle, two YCS blades, but could never make myself USE it... had to go in the purge. maybe someday i'll get another. those long ones though - swooooon.

    and howdy :>
  12. BFH44


    Nov 3, 2010
    thanks guys - i really love the CAK -- i use it often (whenever i get the chance) -- i hesitates to use the YCS though because it looks so good -- but i figure i might as well use it some and i can always buff the blade out if it gets tree sap or whatever on it -- but really the only thing i do around here is split firewood and i have axes so sometimes i will take out the CAK and use it in place of an axe -- which it does pretty good job - only problem is it gets stuck mid way down on some of the larger logs

    since it doesn't have the wide spine or back side like an axe to often gets stuck unless the grain is real straight -- i have gotten some odd looks from the neighbors when i put down my axe and start splitting logs with the CAK :D
  13. arbiter

    arbiter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    The gent at the table with the refreshment is Bhakta.

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