Kukri, Large, Handle, Re-Making

Modification of the Ceremonial Kukri Handle.

April, 2005

 

This is the second page of a file about changing the handle of a Ceremonial Kukri.  On my disk, things open quickly.  If you have come in on this page, let me give you a link to the first page of this series.

 

Pictures of the Ceremonial Kukri Handle Near Completion

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I started this file largely for myself, so I could have a record.  If there is someone else out there, who has found this interesting, might drop me a line at paul@survivalprimer.com

 

 

 

 

text discussion, pictures on the way

 

3:31 PM, Friday, May 20th, 2005.  Off from work today, I spent some time attaching the handle-screws to the giant Kukri.  The pictures are still in the camera, but I want to write about what was done, now, so it will be fresh.  When the pictures are processed and digitized, then I will add them to this page.  Good news is that I finally found out how to use the timer on my complicated camera, so a better picture of the Kukri and me may be forth-coming.

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First step was to procure some epoxy, and an oaken dowel, of 1\2" diameter. 

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Going to my handle, I drilled out, to /what seemed an appropriate depth with a 1\2" drill.  Both sides of the handle were recessed like this.  Plan was to cut my brass bolts to length, and insert them into the handle.  Above them sections of the Oak dowel would be glued.  When dry the tops would be cut off, and the handle would be continued to be processed.

 

The wooden handle was already roughly in the shape I wanted it to be, what is called stage four in the the first page of this series.  (Looking in my files, last accessed last month, I see no close scan of the handle at this stage.)

 

I inserted my brass bolts through the pre-drilled holes in the handle, and measured the length of the bolt left over.  I used the extendable little metal section of a carpenters folding rule, to do so.  Using a tool made for it, I cut the bolts and maintained the threads.

 

It actually took a lot of time, but it was fun.  When all the bolts were set, I bedded the epoxy in each hole, and cut a long section of the dowel, one-at-a-time.  One-at-a-time, I would drive the dowel into the hole, with my hammer.  They looked sort-of odd, but it worked. 

 

I chose five-minute epoxy, which reaches work-strength in four hours, and final strength in twenty-four.,   Will let the handle set, a while.

 

 

 

Pictures of the Ceremonial Kukri Handle Near Completion

 

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Jesus Christ,
Messiah,
You Are
The Son of God,
and King of Kings,
and Lord of Lords.

I accept Your sacrifice
on the Cross of Calvary
for my Sins,
right now.

Father,
I ask you in
Jesus' Name,
to Heal, Deliver,
and set me free.

I ask you to enable me
to walk in the New Man
the rest of my days,
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in the ways of the Old Man,
again.

Amen, Thank You Jesus.

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email Paul Phillips,

paul@survivalprimer.com

 

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Original Ceremonial Kukri Evaluation

Source for this knife from "By The Sword"

Another short article on what I think is the best handle shape for a Kukri.

Back to the First Page of this series.

 

Pictures of the Ceremonial Kukri Handle Near Completion