Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by jca21, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. jca21


    Apr 12, 2006
    hey guys is it ok to use flitz on my new HI khukri?

    just wondering

    also... beneath the goatskin (dunno if thats the correct sheath material) is there a wood core?

    thanks alot guys, this is my first khuk so i guess im a khuk noob here :rolleyes:

  2. ferguson


    Feb 21, 2001
    Yes on the flitz.
    Water Buffalo hide over a wooden core.

  3. Wolf_1989


    Mar 30, 2007
    l've been using Flitz since about 1987.
  4. Nasty

    Nasty Chief Cook & Bottle Wash

    Nov 11, 2003
    But...don't use the Flitz on the scabbard.
  5. jca21


    Apr 12, 2006
    lol i know that im not supposed to use the flitz on the scabbard.

    i was wanting to polish with the flitz because flitz provides a protective coating as well as polishing.

    the sheath part was just a question because i wanted to do the m4040 project and remove the water buffalo hide and replace it with a nylon or cordura covering...

    thats all

    thanks for the quick responses guys

  6. Nasty

    Nasty Chief Cook & Bottle Wash

    Nov 11, 2003
    Instead of tearing it apart, contact Terry Cisco. He makes some *awesome* covers for them!

    Flitz ought to be fine if you're not going to use it for food preparation.
  7. jca21


    Apr 12, 2006
    yup no food prep just plain ol choppin

    thank you for the recommendation nasty

  8. Wolf_1989


    Mar 30, 2007
    If there was an H.I. forumite gathering/hog roast, you just know khukuris would be used for the food preps.

  9. jca21


    Apr 12, 2006
    haha i'm sure they would be wolf :D
  10. Wolf_1989


    Mar 30, 2007
    Ah yes carving a big ol chunk o' pork with a sirupati.

    I can see it now.

    *licks chops*
  11. rifon2


    Oct 9, 2005
    Flitz is very good, but it is very slightly abrasive IIRC.

    Not recommended for stuff like abalone, MOP, etc which are very soft (relatively speaking).
  12. Bri in Chi

    Bri in Chi

    May 28, 2003
    Flitz will work fine, but trying to keep a working khukri shinny and bright is an excercise in futility. I think they look better with a gray patina. Do a search for 'patina,' there are some good threads about various ways to achieve a good look - as well as a protective surface using houshold and kitchen items.
    Taking a scabard apart is not the simple job it appears to be.

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