Kukri Handle Scans, 2005.  

Mainly pictures, so it takes time to load.  First set of pictures is of the changes made to the "Kukri, Service,"  model.

As Usual, Page best viewed Full Screen, F11

 

Kukri, Service

 

The pictures of these handles, fashioned from epoxy,  are saved for reproducing in wood.

 

Front edge of handle extended as shown, and butt end extended about one-half inch.

(Above picture was modified from photo, adjusting the Hue, Saturation, and Value, and going to Contrast, putting it into High Contrast.  Looks like a line drawing.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Officer's Kukri

 

Second set of pictures is of the changes made to the "Officer's Kukri," from Imus Plus.

 

 

 

(Again, picture was modified in Hue, Saturation, and Value, reducing it to basically black and white.  Contrast was used to render High Contrast, making it similar to a line drawing.

 

 

 

 

 

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Handle - To - Blade Ratios

 

I notice that even though the two kukris are different sizes, the handle-to-blade ratio looks the same.

 

 

 

 

 

The pictures of these handles, fashioned from epoxy,  are saved for reproducing in wood.

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Earlier page on Kukri handle shape, follows, with a few more pictures. If you increase the handle to meet the area on the blade were the notch is, you have the approximate size increase I made in the above examples.

Four Pictures with what may be the best shape for a Kukri Handle.  Paul.

The only change I would presently make in the above kukri handle, as of April, 2005,

would be to reduce the diameter of the center section, more. The effect would be to

Increase the curve, making the handle much narrower at the center.  Paul.

 

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More detail on the modification to the Officers Kukri.  Earlier web page follows.

Note that the whole knife feels better with the larger handle, and that the whole handle, to include the first part of the blade, and the end of the handle, were covered. Makes a weather-tight seal.

Even though the handles don’t look as “cool” as they did, and appear rough, that tough , rough texture is very good and pleasant on the hand. The coating of epoxy, like that of the tables they use in labs, should shock-absorb. The original handles are UNDER the epoxy. If it should fail, they will still be there.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After initial coating, and shaping, more epoxy was added, as needed. Removal of excess was done by rasping and rough sanding. The super rough 36 grit paper they first use to sand natural wood floors was used. Texture is left rough.

Seems to get much harder with age. On first application, in the first hour or so, you can still work it, not unlike clay.

 

 

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