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11 year relationship with tin chirra

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by jfox95307, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. jfox95307

    jfox95307 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2008
    The title should say 11 years not 17, sorry folks.
    Maybe a mod can change that...

    Hi everyone.
    I just returned to the forums after many years because I wanted an M_43. I found the light weight M43 from Kumar and purchased it yesterday.
    Today I would like to give praise to HI and their kamis by celebrating what has been a 11 year relationship with my Hi tin chirra.

    This blade has been through a lot. I sharpened it when I first got it, and have not needed to resharpen in 11 years. It still shaves like a razor. I have cut trees, cleared trails, split wood for camping, split kindling for wood fired kilns and carried with me on nearly every mile of trails all these years. Once it got left out in the rain for days and the scabbard seized up for about a week. I finally got it free and oiled it and re-etched it and it just keeps going. It's nearly magical. And it's the reason I'm back for more. It has stood the test of time.
    Here are some pics from this week on the trails.

    Last edited: Sep 17, 2019
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  2. uraninite

    uraninite Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 21, 2019
    Nice, I hope it serves you well for another ten years.
  3. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    Looks none the less for wear and the travels it got in it's back trail.
    Nice looking handle on that too. Very nice.
  4. George Azar

    George Azar Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2017
    Which kami made it? It’s a sweet looking knife!
  5. jfox95307

    jfox95307 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2008
    Im not sure who made it. The marks look like two symbols with periods between with the flag and rising sun underneath. I'll try to upload another pic to see if anyone knows.
  6. davidf99

    davidf99 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    Sounds like Vim, but we'll see when you upload the pic.
  7. EricTheRedBeard

    EricTheRedBeard Basic Member Basic Member

    May 17, 2018
  8. jfox95307

    jfox95307 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2008
    It is Vim.
    "15 inch 23 ounce Tin Chirra by Vim Bhadur Kami. Chiruwa style satisal wood handle. Fine looking rig at $125 YBB"
    I also checked the kami marks list.
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  9. XelaXela


    Feb 22, 2010
    looking forward to some great pics of your new lite weight M-43 (and congrats on a great buy!). the tin chirra's pics are awesome! thanks for sharing.

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