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    Last night We watched an old movie, Twelve Angry Men. About a Jury.
    The accused was a young Hispanic?

    The weapon used was a Switch Blade. Italian, cheap, big. The question on the knife, would it have been used in a overhand stab, down. Into the upper chest?

    So that was one of the deciding factors, against guilty. So this morning I took my Benchmade folder out, of my pocket. Swung out the blade, and took a fighting stance.

    As soon as it clicked, I had it pointed up, at waist level, left arm blocking chest, outside of the arm blocking heart.

    You do not forget this stuff. It is ingrained.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flphotog View Post
    It was in pretty bad shape when I inherited it and I stored it away for a number or years. Then about 8 or 10 years ago I took it to a bladesmith and he did a great job of restoring it. The blade came out great and he did the best he could on the sheath, it's go something like 20 coats of wax on it if I remember correctly. I have it displayed now and keep it wiped down when needed.

    Thanks for the comments.
    Good job indeed! It is a beauty!

    Quote Originally Posted by 45Freak View Post
    Cool background to that Kukri flphotog! I personally would pick a Bowie over Kukri due to the piercing dynamics of the Bowie blade. I have never tried to stab anything with a Kukri but that blade seems to be designed for slashing primarily.
    maybe but then it multiplies weight/strength beautifully, I think.
    I don't own one. For "regular" carry I would not pick up a Kukri over a bowie. For OC outdoors? yes. It is probably more general use than the bowie but for fighting, less versatile.
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    I use my BK+T kuk for trimming cactus in the yard. Recently took out several paddle types that were nothing but a PITA to trim all the time. Cut 2" from the ground with one slice, then shoveled the rest out and into a trash barrel. Back east, made quick work of small saplings/branches needing to be cut back. It's been superb and easy to resharpen.

    I just recently put the CS LW kuk on the SAR pack. It replaced the SRK CS knife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flphotog View Post
    Here's mine Brownie, a gift to my father from a Ghurka during WWII:
    I believe you've posted a pic of that kukri gifted to your father before here and each time I see it, I find myself in awe. It's a wonderful blade with very special history for your family and kudos to you for having it restored!

    Quote Originally Posted by brownie View Post
    I use my BK+T kuk for trimming cactus in the yard. Recently took out several paddle types that were nothing but a PITA to trim all the time. Cut 2" from the ground with one slice, then shoveled the rest out and into a trash barrel. Back east, made quick work of small saplings/branches needing to be cut back. It's been superb and easy to resharpen.

    I just recently put the CS LW kuk on the SAR pack. It replaced the SRK CS knife.
    I also have one of those CS light weight [really just shaped like a] "kukri" blades for similar yard/camping tasks. It works really well in that role.

    From everything I've read and have been taught, a kukri wielding Ghurka was a most formidable opponent!

    For me personally, my "fighting" knife is a bowie variant if for no other reason than that's what I've [minimally] trained with and can carry easily. However, I know I'm no knife fighter and most of my [minimal] training has emphasized techniques of defense against edged weapons. If I remember nothing else from brownie's class, the "wall of edge" using either the blade or kubaton of my EDC kit is probably my best chance of staying alive.
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    The mind is the limiting factor

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    That’s a very nice knife, Carson!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick McC. View Post
    That’s a very nice knife, Carson!
    Thanks Rick, yes I have posted it before, but I forget where it was.
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