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Here's mine Brownie, a gift to my father from a Ghurka during WWII:
 

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Now both of those are actually fighting knives.......:thumsup
 

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These are pretty good too. Filipino Fighting Knives.

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Here's mine Brownie, a gift to my father from a Ghurka during WWII:
That Kukri appears to be in amazing condition for being from WWII. A treasure to hold onto for sure. Also envious.
 

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I bought a cheap but well made Gurka, for garden work, a polymer handle. a buddy, a Jamaican, put it on his wheel, he passed away 4 years ago, God Bless Wes!

The blade was not sharp, it was when I got it back. You could shave with it.

I do not think, for me, the prime use is in a fight! This is a creep up in the night! Assassination tool.
For me, tree cutting tool. But when you swing this weapon, the feel is awesome.

A hit 3' under the ear, either side, downward stroke, would not necessarily cause it to stick in the body. As a possibly strike to the skull might.

The major artery feeding the brain (Carotid) would cause just about the quickest shut down of the ability to function, ever! I know the Gurka regiments training was awsome,they could take on multiple apponents! But the Regiment is disbanded now. I belive there was a lot of problems with their pensions. Prince Philip, the Queens Husband was their Boss!

Telling the Argentinian Soldiers on the Falkland Islands, that the Gurkhas were coming? Caused a lot of consternation amoungst those young conscripts! The Officers were tasked with stopping them running away!
 

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Does it make me a knife snob that it appalled me that the author was suggesting people buy knives from BudK. Every knife I've seen from there seems like it's ready to fall apart.

I'm too influenced by the traditions I've been taught, so Bowie is my primary. While a Kukri is an extremely dangerous knife, it does not have the multi-tasking capabilities that the Bowie has. Bagwell wrote a series of articles comparing the Bowie to all of the major fighting knives in his Battle Blades articles from Soldier of Fortune that he compiled into his book on Bowies, Big Knives, and the Best of Battle Blades. Recommended reading on fighting knives.
 

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That Kukri appears to be in amazing condition for being from WWII. A treasure to hold onto for sure. Also envious.
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.
 

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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.
 

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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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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!

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. :dunno
 

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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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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! :2thumsup

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. :thumsup

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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