I thoughg based on the post it was just a wall hanger, but when i saw it in person i found out how heavy and solid it was. Its sharpened to boot. Its hard to see but theres two very shallow fullers on the blade as well. Im not suggesting its a diamond in the rough, by any means, but the peened pommel leads me to believe its at least meant to be functional... any thoughts on it? I admit im new to collecting, and I know very little about khukris. So I could be waaaay off base.
Indian-made lion-head kukri. Probably late 20th century. These are usually for the tourist/decorative market. Often wall-hangers.
Whether it's properly functional or not depends on whether the blade has been hardened - on the tourist ones with punched-dot decoration on the blade, they are often unhardened. These still have peened construction; that doesn't tell you it's functional.
If the blade is hard enough to keep an edge well enough for use, it's functional. If not, wall-hanger.
"In addition to being efficient, all pole arms were quite nice to look at." - Cherney Berg, A hideous history of weapons, Collier 1963.
Im gonna keep it as a camping knife. I know a bit of bushcraft and put it through some further tests. I chopped off a dead 1"-1.5" branch on my hardwood trees (apple and peach) without much effort. Was still plenty sharp enough to shave kindling off a branch. Used it to baton and split some firewood. Made spits and roasted hotdogs too. The cutting angle is closer to an axe than a knife.
I want to wrap the handle in leather to add some comfort to the grip but it wasnt noticebly duller. Im up in the northwest though, so im more likely to deal with pine trees and bush than vines anyway...i wont need to keep it razor sharp. Might be a little over kill, but thats kind of the fun of having one of these anyway.
Brother Nathaniel: I just sent an email to craig to ask him if he might consider the Pommel as a mace head but the email inbox was full apparently. Hope all is well with A&A
Jun 18, 2021 22:30:32 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: A&A Black Prince, pommel classification: "Glob"
Jun 18, 2021 22:05:14 GMT
ichimonji: beware of new member sbgsword90331 SBG Member
Jun 16, 2021 3:07:07 GMT
ichimonji: how fitting that another new member has the sword I'm looking for ....or his friend does ...rrriiiggghhhttttt TRACE93 has a Minamoto Yoshichika Japanese swords that he wants to part out for a cheaper price but because i'm not in the state right now, i coul
Jun 16, 2021 3:05:54 GMT
aldarith: Well that's a truth I neglected to think of before it fell off
Jun 16, 2021 0:47:18 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: You can also just lacquer the ito and not have to worry about the wrap failing ever again lol
Jun 15, 2021 21:18:20 GMT
aldarith: I guess this means I need to experience a properly wrapped katana.
Jun 15, 2021 21:14:59 GMT
aldarith: I had a katana once, the wrap failed and I wasn't satisfied when trying to rewrap it so I sold it on.
Jun 15, 2021 21:14:37 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: My Answer to every Katana question is Hanwei Lion Dog.
Jun 15, 2021 20:46:37 GMT
Lancelot Chan: Sword forum international previous owner.
Jun 14, 2021 16:04:10 GMT
klaatu: Whatever happened to Adrian Ko?
Jun 12, 2021 23:23:30 GMT
txhighlander: I received the same message so it must be spam coming from account sbgsword90331
Jun 12, 2021 18:54:01 GMT
AJGBlack: Should prob ban their IP
Jun 12, 2021 2:25:01 GMT
aldarith: Whomever this person is, they just keep reregistering and sending these template responses over and over.
Jun 10, 2021 14:05:12 GMT
aldarith: TRACE93 has a (Your WTB ad name) that he wants to part out for a cheaper price but because i'm not in the state right now, i couldn't purchase it from him maybe you should text him and see if he still have it for sale. Here's his number (number)"
Jun 10, 2021 14:04:24 GMT
aldarith: Their template is as follows :
Jun 10, 2021 14:03:44 GMT
aldarith: Don't respond to this person
Jun 10, 2021 14:03:23 GMT
aldarith: so user sbgsword90331 is DMing me and probably everyone else on the WTB list trying to scam everyone into texting an 'out of state' seller to buy whatever it is you posted a WTB ad for
Jun 10, 2021 14:03:06 GMT
aldarith: Then use the insert image via URL button
Jun 9, 2021 2:47:54 GMT
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