Post by Eric Bergeron on Sept 14, 2020 22:09:55 GMT
So I ordered a Kailash kukri last year I got the historical model with the 11.5" blade, well this time around I'm going with the Chitlange model with a 14" blade, brass hardware and standard sheath. I went with performance grind on this one compared to my heavy duty grind on my historical model. I also ordered the Angkhola Ek Chirra model as well.
So I ordered a Kailash kukri last year I got the historical model with the 11.5" blade, well this time around I'm going with the Chitlange model with a 14" blade, brass hardware and standard sheath. I went with performance grind on this one compared to my heavy duty grind on my historical model.
Definitely go with the performance grind, that is what I did with mine. It held up fine to the chopping work I've done with it.
*Connoisseur of the abyss*
Man proposes, God disposes
"Oh God, yes, we have a savior at last. Disciples to follow." - Edelweiss
Nice! I love those classic designs, they always looked better to me then most any "modern" style.
Yup I was on the fence about the Mk-1 but after seeing more pictures of it today on their facebook page I said why not, it was a toss up between that and the Angkhola Ek Chirra anyways and since I was getting that one I figured i'd get the Mk-1 as well.
Post by soulfromheart on Sept 24, 2020 21:08:55 GMT
Brother Nathaniel, Éric Bergeron,
The both of you (and your respective threads) actually convinced me to try both makers. I hope they will give you some commission, it has been definitely earned.
So, hmm...I went ahead and bought the Void Walker from GGK and the Salyani from Kailash Blades. Looking forward to them.
Also, the Limbuwan and the Chitlange you both linked share the same lovely kind of slender and sleek profile...which isn't surprising actually as "this particular style of chitlange that we’ve gone with is a regional variant from Limbuwan" according to the description on Kailash site.
This kukri thing seems to have become quite addictive indeed...
Post by soulfromheart on Sept 24, 2020 22:34:12 GMT
It was a design that really popped to me, I thought it really well put together as a whole : the color of the wood of the handle, the brass/copper fittings, the leather covered sheath, the different little companion knife, the fullers...everything is in harmony, "at the right place", so to speak.
Also, a modern "western" look to contrast the traditional "eastern" Salyani I bought from Kailash too. (I buy my swords by pair essentially...)
Post by Eric Bergeron on Sept 25, 2020 2:30:31 GMT
I'm glad Soul I could help you find something that speaks to you, I'm glad you bought something from Kailash as I love my historical model, it just feels alive in the hand. I'm eager to hear how your Salyani when it arrives how you like it, although not a model I'd purchase, it still is a interesting piece.
The both of you (and your respective threads) actually convinced me to try both makers. I hope they will give you some commission, it has been definitely earned. (rofl)
So, hmm...I went ahead and bought the Void Walker from GGK and the Salyani from Kailash Blades. 8D Looking forward to them.
Also, the Limbuwan and the Chitlange you both linked share the same lovely kind of slender and sleek profile...which isn't surprising actually as "this particular style of chitlange that we’ve gone with is a regional variant from Limbuwan" according to the description on Kailash site. :)
This kukri thing seems to have become quite addictive indeed... 8-|
Yes Kukri's can and are addictive :) they are by far my favorite weapon of all time. I just took a look at the void walker kukri and I like that one a lot, looks like it would be right at home in a fantasy/futuristic world where vampires are real. I'm eager to hear how it is when it arrives. I've not heard of anything from this company so to know two people who are ordering from it is great.
Post by soulfromheart on Sept 27, 2020 12:38:35 GMT
After a lot of thinking, I finally went with two Chitlanges from Kailash Blades, one 16'' blade with brass hardware and indian rosewood longer handle, the other 14'' classic length with copper hardware and horn standard handle. Polished finish with performance grind. Both sheaths will be Salyani rubbed leather with assorted metal caps. (Sorry GGK Limbuwan, you are awesome too but I am really bad at customizing and Kailash options are just one click away...)
Speaking of which, I saw some stories of kukris piercing or cutting through their scabbards. Does it happen often ? Should I add some replacement "western leather sheath" (Kydex might be the better option but I am not sure about liking the looks...) in case something happens ? Is it really more durable than traditional dap/rubbed leather ?
Likewise, I noticed that Kailash Blades do not offer Chakmak and Karda by default. I am not sure if I should add them or not.
treeslicer: Well, shoot! It was worth a try.
Apr 12, 2021 2:40:29 GMT
christain: I gottaneedtawannahave (my wife's talk, NOT mine) a nice set of plate gauntlets, but they don't give those things away. I finally got a pair of sabatons (foot armor) and had to send the company a blank check and a sample of DNA.
Apr 12, 2021 0:42:06 GMT
christain: treeslicer---I don't have a 'nihonto', unless you count a great-sword, dagger, and a shield. Oh....and three sets of armor...maille, darkened plate, and polished plate. Matter of fact, I'll be getting more armor real soon.
Apr 12, 2021 0:31:25 GMT
christain: Djinnja----What do you need to complete your armour? Ask me---I may just have it and be willing to sell.
Apr 12, 2021 0:23:45 GMT
treeslicer: It's not senility. Your nihonto are infested with fox spirits. Send me your swords, and I'll take care of it for you.
Apr 9, 2021 7:28:16 GMT
christain: Disappearing swords? This would be a game-changer for sure.
Apr 8, 2021 22:29:12 GMT
christain: I'm getting old and senile. I found two empty sword scabbards in my 'dressing room'. I say to myself---"Where the heck are they?" I looked under the bed. Nope. I looked in every room in the house. Nope. Went back to my room and there they were.
Apr 8, 2021 22:17:12 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: Markus, I would love to see your thoughts on "Custer's Revenge". Over.
Apr 8, 2021 17:23:34 GMT
bruntson: Beef and Bourbon, say no more. I'm heading over.
Apr 7, 2021 19:27:41 GMT
christain: Inject the bourbon with a meat syringe and get to smokin'. (The ham, that is. )....McM
Apr 6, 2021 20:03:13 GMT
christain: Or maybe a big ol' brisket on the smoker with my special bourbon/garlic/onion injection., Put about a half cup of your favorite bourbon in a jar, chop and smash the garlic,slice the onion. Lid the jar and refrigerate for a day or two.
Apr 6, 2021 19:50:29 GMT
christain: Sounds great. May do that for July 4th. I never met a ham I didn't like!
Apr 6, 2021 19:17:58 GMT
christain: Happy Easter to you and yours also, Brother Nat. I had the Easter Bunny hide an egg in your yard with the SBG logo on it. If you find it, it contains a gift certificate from KOA for $10,000. Happy hunting!
Apr 4, 2021 22:03:22 GMT
christain: Does it really matter? I'll be eating ham for a week, then use the bone to throw into a pot of beans. That, and a big skillet full of cornbread....happy man here.
Apr 4, 2021 21:57:16 GMT
christain: My wife has a huge ham cooked up, along with potato salad, baked beans, and yeast rolls...along with a strawberry cake and a buttermilk pie. Buttermilk pie may sound gross to some, but don't knock it 'till you try it.
Apr 4, 2021 20:10:39 GMT
christain: Happy Easter, everyone. I hope you are all safe with family and friends. Hope everyone has a good meal and maybe a few drinks. Great weather to be outside here in E.Texas, so an outdoor meal would be great.
Apr 4, 2021 20:05:59 GMT
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