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quality ghurka?

Discussion in 'Knives & Other Discussion' started by stitchclimber, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. stitchclimber

    stitchclimber St. Louis Active Member

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    been wanting to get a quality ghurka kukri style fighting knife/machete for a while now. I need something mid level. something affordable, but that will still hold an edge and not bend or break at the worst moment... anyone have any advise?
     
  2. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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  3. stitchclimber

    stitchclimber St. Louis Active Member

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    was really hoping for a fixed blade....
     
  4. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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  5. stitchclimber

    stitchclimber St. Louis Active Member

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  6. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    No offense but why have a fighting knife you can't carry on a daily basis IE folding style...


    if you plan on being in a knife fight ahead of time bring a gun
     
  7. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    Painted on finish has scratched off a bit. But resharpens good and holds an edge. Rubber grip is still solid. Sheath is still solid. Decent deal for $20.

    This is best for a camping knife in the western world, but I don't see why you couldn't carry it, if you wanted to. The people of India and Nepal have carried them for a hundred years. There are many more uses for a knife than killing people.
     
  8. stitchclimber

    stitchclimber St. Louis Active Member

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    I always do... and if I were planning on a fight to begin with I'd bring several guns, and all my friends with guns....

    on the knife note. I'm not going to be carrying that around in my pants, good lord I already have one big tool I have to lug around down there...

    I'm looking at something that I can strap on while camping, or strap to my "get home bag" in my trunk. Just in case I have to chop down wood or chop into zombie skulls on my way home... no real fighting intended.
     
  9. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    Oh ok ask snew where he is getting his ghurka.. he found a cool place..
     
  10. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    I used to know an ex-Special Forces veteran who served and trained with the Ghurkas "someplace." I had an interest in their kukhris, and he told me that the genuine Nepali manufactured blades were often not really made from good steel. They used whatever scrap steel that they could find, usually leaf springs from old trucks, and during forging and grinding the steel temper was completely burned out of them. The fact that these blades were old did not necessarily mean that they were good, unlike Western steel knives. Myself, I'd buy anything from Cold Steel, and EVERYTHING if I could!.....................elsullo
     
  11. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    Yep, my mom brought one back from Kathmandu for me 15 years ago... It's quite sturdy, but only due to the fact that it's extremely thick.


    If I wanted a big utility knife to carry around in the woods or keep in my zombie emergency box, I'd just get a plain old machete. There are plenty of folks in Rwanda who can vouch for their effectiveness.

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  12. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    Danny Treo's stereotyped nastyness is probably mostly based upon being always stereotyped! He is reputed to actually be a sweet and friendly guy, as well as an actor of more depth than he gets to show.........................elsullo
     
  13. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    forget the Kurkri get a spax
     
  14. eriknemily

    eriknemily Tillamook County (Cheese!) Member

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    Following that logic just make sure you don't show up for the fight. 100% survival rate then. :thumbup:
     
  15. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    BlvdKing Almost Boring Member

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  17. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I think you can find them around for about $50.
    I got mine at the Portland gun show for $40
     
  18. stitchclimber

    stitchclimber St. Louis Active Member

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    anyone used the bush hog by S&W?
     
  19. kenno

    kenno eastern WA Active Member

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    I think this thread has run it's course
     
  20. stitchclimber

    stitchclimber St. Louis Active Member

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    really? I'm still gleaning valuable information...