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YCS Khukuri, Seax and great under the tree Knives for 12/11

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Yangdu, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    18 inch 31 ounce YCS by Kumar. Satisal wood handle. Beautiful gift for you or for friend at $185. *SOLD*

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    18 inch 24 ounce Seax by Kumar. Beautiful Neem wood handle. Great value at $145.

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    22 inch 19 ounce HI Wajaski Sword by Yubraj. Horn handle. YBB $100.

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    10 inch 9 ounce YCS Karda by Kumar. Satisal wood handle. $45.

    RK-1 Knife by Ram Kumar. Horn handle. $30.

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    5.5 inch 1 ounce Dharan Kagag Katne. Horn handle and sheath. $11.

    7 3/4 inch 5 ounce Mini Micro Khukuri by Ram Kumar. Bayar wood handle. $40.

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    Necklace #10
    $38 *SOLD*
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    Necklace #11
    $38 *SOLD*
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    Email to [email protected]
    First come first served
     
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  2. George Azar

    George Azar Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2017
    A YCS for $185 is a giveaway!!
     
  3. davidf99

    davidf99 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    EMS for Necklaces #10 and #11. Got the Done Deal. My holiday gift shopping is complete.

    In my opinion the best buy of the day is the 10 inch 9 ounce YCS Karda by Kumar for $45.

    If I didn't already have a couple like it, I would be all over this deal.
     
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  4. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    Same here, they are great handy knives.
     
  5. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    Lemme tell y'all a story with the first two pics.

    13 years ago, I cut my wedding cake with pretty much the same blade.

    13 years later, my wonderful bride allowed me to buy the 18" Seax just like that one.
     
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  6. Mdinana

    Mdinana

    44
    Feb 28, 2009
    EMS on the YCS Karda
    Got the DD
     
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  7. George Azar

    George Azar Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2017
    I still say the YCS is the best deal. You get 2 YCS Kardas for say $85. And a YCS for $100! Plus a edge profiler!
    THIS IS A STEAL!!!!!
     
  8. cul4u01

    cul4u01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    What a deal!!!!!
     
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  9. DaFatKid

    DaFatKid Gold Member Gold Member

    111
    Aug 6, 2016
    EMS sent on 18 inch 31 ounce YCS by Kumar. Satisal wood handle. Beautiful gift for you or for friend at $185.

    DD!!!
     
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  10. George Azar

    George Azar Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2017
    You got a heck of a deal with the YCS! If I didn’t have 2 I’d been all over that deal!
    Enjoy
     
  11. Red Eagle Trapping

    Red Eagle Trapping

    271
    Dec 3, 2016
    That ycs karda is one of the best camp knives around so great
     
  12. pugs75

    pugs75 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    These Seax's being posted lately are killing me, must resist!!!
     
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  13. NYCDanMan

    NYCDanMan Gold Member Gold Member

    280
    Sep 18, 2011
    If this Seax stays available all night...I might have to strike in the morning!
     
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  14. pugs75

    pugs75 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Please save me from myself!!!
     
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  15. ndoghouse

    ndoghouse Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    Yeah me too! Thats a great deal! Grats Fats:thumbsup:
     
  16. davidf99

    davidf99 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    Potential buyers should keep in mind that Neem wood polishes up wonderfully. You can make it shine like brass, and it often displays more colors when you do that. It's a great wood.

    If I didn't already score a similar Seax (with satisal handle) last week, I'd probably go for this one.
     
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  17. kratos264x

    kratos264x

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    Jun 26, 2017
    How do you got about polishing a need wood handle?
     
  18. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    I usually take fine sandpaper to new knife handles. The Kami's don't put a oil or anything on the handles. I think what you see is polishing compound. The do a great job of shaping and getting them smooth and then hit them with the wheel.

    I get that compound off which often times really shows the wood, grain appears that you didn't see before. Sometimes, not always. Then I oil, sand if needed and oil again.

    Sometimes if needed I hit it with a wheel after all that.

    Often times the Kami's do such a nice job they don't really need anything. I always oil anyhow so they don't dry out.
     
  19. ndoghouse

    ndoghouse Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    Neem before:

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    20" AK by Tirtha with neem wood after polish and oil. Looks even better close up! YMMV.
     
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  20. davidf99

    davidf99 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    If the handle is already fairly smooth I start with 400 grit sandpaper, then 600 grit, 1200 grit, 2000 grit. Beyond that there are various polishing powders such as rottenstone that will go up to about 8000 grit. It gets much easier at the higher grits because you are taking off tiny amounts of surface wood. Next, I apply either lathe polish (if I'm impatient) or several thin layers of tung oil over a period of days and even weeks. Each layer of tung oil should be rubbed in so it merges with the previous layer, and allow plenty of cure time for each layer (days, not hours).

    One rule of thumb for recoating and rubbing in the tung oil is: once a day for a week, once a week for a month, once a month for a year. Of course only a fanatic goes that far, or if the piece of wood is a special gift for a special person. If you do this with a flat piece of high quality wood it becomes like a mirror. You can literally see your reflection inside the wood (not just a surface reflection like when wood has a heavy coat of lacquer). A knife handle is too small to be mirror-like, but it still looks great polished up.

    Here are a couple of examples that I've done, using this technique.

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