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Survival Talk, Kukri-

New Kukri Index.

This " New Kukri Index," and what I used to list as my first one, are now identical.  If you want to see my first version of this page, look here: 1st_Kukri_Index.htm

 

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Most Popular Links Overall Survival Primer Site  look under link at left

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"Quite simply, the Kukri is one of the best fighting / survival knives of its size.  It can cut with the power of a hatchet, but also be used for skinning or fine carving..."

the Gurka Kukri

The power of a chop, with the action of a slice.  The curved blade of the Gurka Kukri presents itself to its target at an angle, such that the blade has a slicing action, yet  you swing it. 

Think about how much easier it is to slice across, say, a cut of meat.  Now do that same action, with the power of a chop. Using a Kukri on say, on cutting a walking stick, is almost magical.  People actually get kind of addicted to using a Kukri in the field, after once using one.  Carrying the same example, try cutting and de-barking that same walking stick with a large knife, like a Bowie.  It will be no where near as easy.

If I had to choose one knife, and leave the rest, it would be this one.

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A Kukri is a tool that is relatively small, and powerful, and very useful.  In it you carry a skinning tool, a meat-preparation tool, and one that will most easily process wild plant growth.  The famous knife of the Gurkas, it also has a fierce reputation, and history,  as a weapon of war.   What follows is how I came upon the Kukri, and went from there.

 

Back in 2004 : "I spent nine months and a couple hundred dollars to gather information about the Kukri knife that I consider invaluable.  You MAY learn by my mistakes by reading these pages." 

( as of 2006 -two years into this project - am still working with the Kukris as if with a craft project.

 

Why the Kukri?

You seem to have recommended two Kukris, which one do you mean? readers question

 

The page under this link details my current, and best recommendation #AH-3451 Khukri Service (~ $17)

 

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Kukri Use And Combat _blocked .htm  only on some DVD versions. June 2006

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Master Kukri index. As I first began to work with the Kukri, I began to write about it.  Have written so much about the Kukri, and my opinions and favorites have changed so much, this "master" index is needed.

What My First Kukri Looked Like

Kukri Religiosity  Removing the Dedication to false gods.

The Khukuri,  Edge of myths & legends   Tilak Sunar

Origin of the Kukri

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Important, Read this Warning !

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Latest recommendation

http://www.by-the-sword.com/acatalog/Standard_Knives_Page_2.html

#AH-3451 Khukri Service

Wooden grip, steel fittings, includes two small knives.

12" Blade, Overall 16" With scabbard

wah3451.jpg

 

Earlier recommendation below

 

#400484 Genuine Gurkha Kukri; 12" blade; 1/4" thick; 17" overall; with two accessory knives;  Price $30.00

( you will pay about eight dollars in postage),

http://www.by-the-sword.com/acatalog/Standard_Knives_Page_4.html 

 

email letter response : You seem to have two "current" purchasing recommendations on the kukris, which one do you mean?

New Kukri 2006 May. htm Latest format changes

 

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What happened to me was that I found a Kukri Knife at a flea market.

As the picture above suggests, even though I liked the Kukri Very Much, it was modified like this.

Taking the upcurve on the tip of the handle, stopped the sticking in the sheath.  Removing the center hub on the handle, and reducing the bulky end, made it much easier on the hand.  I re-made some of the belt-handing leather mechanisms on the flea market Kukris.  Cold-bluing the shiny metal blade completed it.

I had, in buying a couple of other Kukris at the flea market, that the black color on the sheath would come off on your hands, if wet, and would indeed wash completely off under the faucet. 

I ordered a couple of Officer's Kukris from Imus Plus, and the Black came off those sheaths,  which will be talked about, later.

Large picture of three Kukris re-worked, "final" form

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The upshot of all this is that the Kukri knife was found by me to be a very good tool, and that it would cut the kind of material that one would use in camping, or primitive survival, and you could wear it on your belt. 

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Then I found the best source, Linked here.  Good leather on the belt loop, no black washing off the sheath, much better steel, no upturn to remove from the blade.  Only change to be made was still on the handle. 

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New Kukri Purchase Recommendation, supercedes others   2005

Windlass Steelcrafts

The best Kukris seem to be from Windlass, made in India.  The steel is good, the sheaths are good leather, and the black dies are normal and do not wash off in water, as the flea-market kukris sheaths did:     Assortment of Kukris, Bowies and Utility Knives. ... Made by the government contractor Windlass Steelcrafts. Hand forged from high carbon steel ... military issue to Gurkha Regiments in India.

By the Sword   http://www.by-the-sword.com/acatalog/Standard_Knives_Page_4.html

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Hope that helps, and makes things clearer.

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Back to the First Pages I wrote about the Kukri.

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Converting a Kukri to a Field Knife

1) "M 40" Web Link about converting a Kukri to a Field Knife

http://www.m4040.com/Survival/Ghurka/Kukri%20Modification.htm

"Disk only"  link to  "M 40s"  article , above

 

2) Second "M 40" Web Link about converting a Kukri to a Field Knife

http://www.m4040.com/Survival/Ghurka/Kukri_mod2.htm

Disk only link to second article     Same as above article

 

Notes and pictures as I convert my Kukris as in above articles

 

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Important, Read this Warning !

 

Some other Kukris, from By the Sword

When I got a kukri like the one at the top of the page, above, #400484 Genuine Gurkha Kukri, my first thought was that it was the model that most people would like, and use the most. 

If you want a Kukri like the FIRST ones I bought, the active link is below. 

http://www.by-the-sword.com/acatalog/Standard_Knives_Page_2.html

#AH-3456 Khukri Regimental
Wooden grip, brass fittings, small knives not included. 13" Blade, Overall 16.5"


Price:  $29.00 (Excluding: FL Sales Tax at 6%)




 
 

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There is even one Kukri, also on

http://www.by-the-sword.com/acatalog/Standard_Knives_Page_2.html

That  LOOKS  LIKE the first one I recommend, above, but without the papers.  Unfortunately, they do not give blade length and weight, so I can not compare.  You might want to check this out, and save seven dollars.

 

#KW-H57 Khukri
The Khukri, legendary close combat weapon of the Gurkha regiments, is to this day standard military issue. This version, produced to Indian armed forces specifications, retains the traditional accessory knives and the blade notch symbolizing the trident of Shiva, the war god. In addition to its collector appeal, the high carbon steel full-tang blade, exotic hardwood handle and steel butt plate make this rugged piece an ideal tool for the outdoorsman.

Price:  $23.00 (Excluding: FL Sales Tax at 6%)

 

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There is also this one, on that same page, slightly smaller and cheaper, apparently.

vThe following is is the best recommendation, newest, in 2005 for a kukri.

file is under above link

 

#AH-3451 Khukri Service
Wooden grip, steel fittings, includes two small knives. 12" Blade, Overall 16" With scabbard



Price:  $17.00
(Excluding: FL Sales Tax at 6%)



 

Link that leads to all the Knives at By the Sword

http://www.by-the-sword.com/acatalog/Knives.html

 

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Expensive Kukris

 

I have not purchased any of these, and am not interested, myself. 

 

Himalayan Imports - BirGorkha Khukuri (Nepal)

http://www.himalayan-imports.com/

 

There are just a lot of Kukris here, and many pages about them.

Khukuri FAQ   http://www.himalayan-imports.com/faq/

 

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Himalayan Import's Best Seller

http://store.yahoo.com/yhst-7333098713883/15inchangkhola.html

 

 

pad15 Inch Ang Khola  15 inch overall length, 3/8+ in. thick, horn and sometimes wood handle, about 1.5 lbs. This knife is our best seller. Tried and proven for 14 years. AK15pad$125.00

 

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Himalayan Import's Second Best Seller

http://store.yahoo.com/yhst-7333098713883/brarse1.html

 

Britipadsh Army Service  Our second best seller. This is the same size and style khukuri (but considerably better quality) that is carried by present day Gurkhas serving in the British Army. 15 inches, horn handle, Wt. 1.25lbs. Battle tested and proven.  BASpad$100.00

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Himalayan Import's Third Best Seller

http://store.yahoo.com/yhst-7333098713883/18inchwwii.html

 


 

18 Inch WWII. The workhorse of the Gurkas during WWII, this model saw service in both Europe and Pacific theaters. Our number three best seller, this is probably the best combination of weapon and tool that can be had. This khukuri is the favorite of many Bando practitioners. If you try it you will quickly fall in love with it. This 18 inch model is 3/8+ inch thick and will weigh in at about 2 pounds give or take a little depending on the kami who make it. Sometimes horn handle, sometimes wood. Great knife.  WWII18pad$145.00

 

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further files

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As I first began to work with the Kukri, I began to write about it.

Have written so much about the Kukri, and my opinions and favorites have changed so much, this "master" index is needed.  By no means complete, hope it leads to some clarity. 

New Kukri 2006 May. htm Latest format changes

You have recommended two Kukris, which one do you mean?

2005 Recommended Kukri, Supercedes others- Kukri Service

2004 Recommended Best Kukri, Superceded by the above

"Newest" overall Kukri intro page

my first web pages about the Kukri.

Kukris With Curses? 

Kukri Epoxy Handle Method  link

The best shape to modify a Kukri Handle to

Knife Sharpening, retaining the "Slicing Edge."

There is an audio file I recorded about the Kukri Knife, under this link

Large picture of three Kukris re-worked, "final" form

1) "M 40" Web Link about converting a Kukri to a Field Knife

http://www.m4040.com/Survival/Ghurka/Kukri%20Modification.htm

"Disk only"  link to  "M 40s"  article , above

 

2) Second "M 40" Web Link about converting a Kukri to a Field Knife

http://www.m4040.com/Survival/Ghurka/Kukri_mod2.htm

Disk only link to second article     Same as above article

 

Notes and pictures as I convert my Kukris as in above articles

 

What My First Kukri Looked Like

Kukri Religiosity  Removing the Dedication to false gods.

The Khukuri,  Edge of myths & legends   Tilak Sunar

Origin of the Kukri

 

Other Kukri links- browsing can be fun.  I wrote these as they came up, and need to find the files again, myself.  Some repetition of above. 

Listed by the folders they are in on my disks

 

---- A word on Sunday ---------------------------------------

what_you_may_need.htm

20040404 Sunday.htm  first articles on the kukri

Better_Kukris.htm

genuine_gurkha_kukri.htm

black_comes_off_Imus_Kukri.htm

Blade_Safety_by_Singularity.htm

Collectable Bayonets.htm archived web page lists Kukri like very first one

words_on_sharpening.htm

Kukri_Imus_Initial_view.htm

Kukri_Question_Justin.htm

Kukri_Religiosity.htm

Kukri_Sheath_Strap.htm

Kukri_what_may_need.htm

newkukrindex.htm

Origin of the Kukri.htm

SALVATION PRAYER.htm

Source_By_The_Sword.htm

sources_for_kukri_knife.htm

TF_Military_knives_Kukri.htm

Warning_Kukri.htm

Why the Kukri.htm

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Kukri_Ceremonial.htm

Ceremonial_Kukri_Evaluation_Add.htm

Kukri_Cer_Handle_Change.htm

Kukri_Ceremonial_Sheath.htm

Kukri_Cer_Handle_Change2.htm

Kuk_Cer_Cut_index.htm Pictures of the first use of the ceremonial kukri.

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kukri_cold_blue.htm

----- Kukri Convert -------------------------------

Kukri_conversion_notes_2004.htm

Kukri_remake _continued_June_2004.htm

Kukri_Pattern_June_2004.pdf

restating_my_original_recommenda.htm

use_warning.htm

 

---- Kukri Dimensions ---------------------------------------------

basic_sketches_on_making_a_kukri.htm

Kukri Dimensions.pdf

Kukri_Patterns_April2005.pdf

Kukri_Patterns_Produce_April2005.pdf

 

----- Kukri Epoxy Handle -----------------------

Kukri_Epoxy_Handle_Method.htm

Kukri_Epoxy_Handle_Method.mht

Kukri_Epoxy_Handle_Method.pdf

 

------ Kukri Handles ----------------------

Kukri_Handles_2005.htm

Kukri_Epoxy_Handle_Method 2005 .htm

 

--- Kukri Sheath -------------------------

Kukri_sheath_remake.htm

 

---  Kukri Service -------------------------

Kukri_Field_Modify.pdf

Kukri_Handle_Shape_Best.htm

Kukri_Service.htm  one I recommend the most

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index to knife making

M40 site knife making files. Archived on the disk 

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Pledge of Allegiance Prayer

Written and Prayed by Dwight Jester on Sunday, December 2, 2007.

 

Click on the MP3 file to hear Dwight and read the prayer.

Pledge of Allegiance Prayer_2_Dec2007_80kbps.mp3  2.58mb


I pledge allegiance to God as my Father. I pledge allegiance to Jesus as my Lord and Savior, and I pledge allegiance to the Holy Spirit as my guide, teacher, and counselor, to cause me to grow up into the true child, true servant, and true authority that Jesus created me to be, in heaven.


I ask Jesus to come into my human spirit, drive out and take the place of, the antichrist spirit that came into me at my birth. I choose to live in the presence and power of Jesus in my human spirit. I ask Jesus to drive out the anti-holy spirit that the antichrist spirit has placed in my imagination. I ask the Holy Spirit to come into my imagination and fill my imagination with the true images from the Kingdom of God.


I ask Jesus to drive out the familiar spirits that reside in my conscience, and I ask the Holy Spirit to come into my conscience and be my teacher, and my guide, and revealer of the true images of God, in my imagination. I ask Jesus to come into my memory and remove all my emotional reactions to the painful, hurtful, rejecting, unloving, and fearful images that have come to me from the time I was born until the present.


I ask the Holy Spirit to fill my memory with the true, loving, peaceful images that come from God, my Father. I ask Jesus to come into my mind and deliver my mind from all the thoughts that have come from the kingdom of Satan. I ask the Holy Spirit to fill my mind with the mind of Christ. I ask Jesus to deliver my will from all the decisions I have made that are in line with the thoughts and images from the Kingdom of Satan.


I ask the Holy Spirit to fill my will with the righteous decisions that come from the Kingdom of God, my Father. I ask Jesus to come into my emotions and deliver me from all the painful, hurtful, unkind, fearful, hateful, unforgiving, rejecting images, and images of suicide and death. I ask the Holy Spirit to fill my emotions with love, joy, peace, mercy, kindness, patience, gentleness, meekness, goodness, faith, righteousness and truth.


I ask Jesus to come into my personality and deliver me from the false child and all the hurt, pain, rejection, lack of love, deception, lies, fear, false pleasure, and the hopelessness that reside in the false child.


I ask the Holy Spirit to place the true child into my personality. The true child lives in the love, joy, peace, acceptance, hope, truth, and hopefulness of the Kingdom of God, my Father.


I ask Jesus to come into my personality and deliver me from the false servant spirit, and all the striving, doing, performing, trying, working, false activity, and false effort of the false servant.


I ask the Holy Spirit to place in me the true servant that only does what it sees the Heavenly Father doing. It works effectively, efficiently, and productively in everything that it does. I ask Jesus to come into my personality and deliver me from the false authority spirit that tries to dominate, manipulate, control, force, threaten, demand, cause to happen, motivate through fear, and tries to make everyone around them worship them as a god, master, and king.


I ask the Holy Spirit to place in my personality the true authority that comes from Jesus, and is the very nature of Jesus. I ask Jesus to come into my body and deliver me from all the sickness, disease, infirmity that comes from Satan and his kingdom. I ask the Holy Spirit to fill my body with the healing power of Jesus Christ my Lord and to set me free from all sickness, disease, and infirmity in my body. I receive the total healing in my spirit, soul, and body from the top of my head to my toes, I am made whole and well, in Jesus Christ. I pray all of this in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, amen, and amen.     

 

Pledge_of_Allegiance_Prayer_2_Dec_2007.htm

 

 

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