Welcome, Guest. Please Login
SLINGING.ORG
 
Home Help Search Login


Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
My New Kukri (Read 987 times)
Kick
Interfector Viris Spurii
*****
Offline



Posts: 1964
Finland
My New Kukri
Apr 25th, 2018 at 12:38pm
 
I've always loved the look of forward facing knives and swords The sica, falx, falcata, kopis, "talon" knives etc. and, of course, the kukri (khukuri). Now I finally have my own! This one to be precise:

https://torablades.com/shop/index.php?_a=product&product_id=205

It's really beautiful and the craftsmanship is flawless. I just had to show it off here Cheesy
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Morphy
Interfector Viris Spurii
*****
Offline


Checkmate

Posts: 4755
Re: My New Kukri
Reply #1 - Apr 25th, 2018 at 12:48pm
 
Wow, nice knife! Have you had a chance to try it out yet?
Back to top
 

"The problem with democracy is no matter who you vote for the government still gets in."
 
IP Logged
 
Kick
Interfector Viris Spurii
*****
Offline



Posts: 1964
Finland
Re: My New Kukri
Reply #2 - Apr 25th, 2018 at 2:15pm
 
Only just arrived today so not yet. It's really nice in the hand so far though. I really can't wait to put it to work Cheesy
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Curious Aardvark
Slinging.org Administrator
*****
Offline


Taller than the average
Dwarf

Posts: 12127
Midlands England
Gender: male
Re: My New Kukri
Reply #3 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 7:40am
 
what's the little flat black 'blade' for ?
Not seen one of those before.

Cracking looking knife Thumbs Up
Back to top
 

Do All things with Honour and Generosity: Regret Nothing, Envy None, Apologise Seldom and Bow your head to No One  - works for me Smiley
 
IP Logged
 
Kick
Interfector Viris Spurii
*****
Offline



Posts: 1964
Finland
Re: My New Kukri
Reply #4 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 7:47am
 
It's called a chakmak and isn't actually sharp but meant for honing the edge of the blade. The small knife is called the karda.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Bill Skinner
Slinging.org Moderator
Forum Moderator
*****
Offline


Slinging Rocks!

Posts: 3113
Re: My New Kukri
Reply #5 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 12:33pm
 
Nice knife.  I like it.

If you like forward curved knives and swords, check out some of the Central African swords like the membala or membala or the shotel.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Kick
Interfector Viris Spurii
*****
Offline



Posts: 1964
Finland
Re: My New Kukri
Reply #6 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 12:54pm
 
Oh yeah those are another type I really like. A lot of African weapons are really interesting.

I'm not sure why but inward curving weapons just really appeal to me. There's this book series which is REALLY good called The Edge Chronicles and in the second book, Stormchaser, there's a flathead goblin who uses a sickle as a weapon and it might well be that that first influenced me Cheesy
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Bill Skinner
Slinging.org Moderator
Forum Moderator
*****
Offline


Slinging Rocks!

Posts: 3113
Re: My New Kukri
Reply #7 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 8:22pm
 
That should be "membele or mambala".  Both the same weapon, just different ways to pronounce it.

I think I will try to make one this weekend.  I have some commercial lawn mower blades, I will split one lengthwise with an angle grinder with a cutting blade, fire up the grill and go to beating. 

I think I will try a shotel first.  It's a double edged, slim bladed, slashing short sword without a guard.  It was made to be able to stab or slash around  a shield, thus the point and in curved blade.  It was used with a small round shield.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Kick
Interfector Viris Spurii
*****
Offline



Posts: 1964
Finland
Re: My New Kukri
Reply #8 - Apr 26th, 2018 at 11:44pm
 
Can't wait to see that Cheesy
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Curious Aardvark
Slinging.org Administrator
*****
Offline


Taller than the average
Dwarf

Posts: 12127
Midlands England
Gender: male
Re: My New Kukri
Reply #9 - Apr 27th, 2018 at 6:45am
 
Kick wrote on Apr 26th, 2018 at 7:47am:
It's called a chakmak and isn't actually sharp but meant for honing the edge of the blade. The small knife is called the karda.


I know that. But usually the sharpening one still looks like a mini knife. First time I've seen one that's a flat cutout of a different material. Thought maybe it was the magnesium stuff for fire lighting Smiley
Back to top
 

Do All things with Honour and Generosity: Regret Nothing, Envy None, Apologise Seldom and Bow your head to No One  - works for me Smiley
 
IP Logged
 
Kick
Interfector Viris Spurii
*****
Offline



Posts: 1964
Finland
Re: My New Kukri
Reply #10 - Apr 27th, 2018 at 7:53am
 
Oh right yeah sometimes they are made more as a "set" and sometimes it's just a piece of steel like this one.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
(Moderators: Mauro Fiorentini, Rat Man, David Morningstar, Bill Skinner, Curious Aardvark, Chris, Masiakasaurus) - (Moderator Group: Forum Moderator)