Fort Williams MK1 khukuri

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  1. Kailash Blades

    Kailash Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Nov 21, 2015
    We recently made a fort williams style mk1!

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    When we first started up Kailash we went with a non fort williams mk1 originally as it was different to what others on the market were doing, but there's no arguing that the fort williams is a more interesting and desirable pattern.All mk1s have the tang secured by a sunken rifle nut, which is a really interesting and unique feature. The temple kaudi and the unique baseball bat style handle of the fort williams really help set it apart though. We're very happy with the final result and think the shaping of the blade and handle is really bang on, something that no other manufacturer has managed to do just yet. This is a 5.3" handle as per custom request but we could the option of either a full sized or a more snug and historically accurate 4.25" handle.
    What do you guys think? Should we make this a standard website offering? Or should we stick to our standard mk1.
    Here's some more pics.

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  2. Kailash Blades

    Kailash Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Nov 21, 2015
    Specs are as follows:
    Blade:13"
    Handle:5.5" or 4.25"
    Spine:8mm
    Weight:720 gm
    Traditional sheath:225 gm
     
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  3. Chandra

    Chandra

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    Mar 18, 2016
    Why not both?!
    I personally prefer the look of your current MK1, but this one has its own charm and seems to be quite popular with the folks.
     
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  4. Kailash Blades

    Kailash Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Nov 21, 2015
    Thanks for the feedback! Yeah we have had a very positive response so far. The issue with having both is that it creates a bit of confusion on the website and it also dilutes the presence of both the knives on the internet. Say someone does a review of our mk1 then that interest gets spread out between two knives and gets a bit muddles
     
  5. Kailash Blades

    Kailash Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    378
    Nov 21, 2015
    Photos fixed
     

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