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.
Very sorry for all the questions.
I have owned Kukri's for over 20+ years, I have yet to have one of mine pierce or cut through the sheath. Would or can it happen? I'm sure it can but I haven't personally seen or had it happen. I don't miss the chakmak or karda on my Kailash but you might like those, I'm guessing you could add to the order comments or email them that you'd like those included, they are really nice folks and answer emails or facebook posts pretty fast.
Speaking of which, I saw some stories of kukris piercing or cutting through their scabbards. Does it happen often ?
15 years later I have not experienced a kukri cutting through its scabbard. I would say it is a rare occurrence but possible. The scabbard is in two halves glued together, a common practice with southeast Asia. With age and much use I can see the join failing. I had a Gurkha officer check me out, and I passed. With so much stress on the proper scabbard grip when drawing I assume that is a lesson learned from experience so I do so.
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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