Fox Extreme Tactical Kukri - Any opinions?

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  1. ProudGrognard

    ProudGrognard

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    Aug 24, 2020
    Hi everyone,

    recently I have become a fan of kukris (or khukuris, if you prefer). Living in a warm land where the sea is everywhere, I was trying to see if there are any kukris made with stainless steel. It seems that very few exist.

    The closest I came, is the Fox Extreme Tactical Kukri, designed by Boris Sterm. Fox is an Italian company with a reputation for good blades, so i was wondering if anyone had any experience to share. To my untrained eye, the strange fuller at the edge of the blade seems odd and counterproductive. It takes away weight that could have been used to chop, to enforce a tip that is not very useful.

    What are other peoples' views?
     
  2. W. Anderson

    W. Anderson Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 22, 2016
    Marcaida's design looks better balanced at first glance. Made by the same company. Maybe consider this? Edit: I see that it is in D2 instead of stainless. My mistake.

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  3. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    It’s not exactly kosher to link non - supporting dealers.
    I understand a stainless khukuri isn’t the norm, would having a high carbon ceracoated be an option? You could get a villager finish from Himalayan Imports and see just how much of a corrosion issue you would be dealing with.
     
  4. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    A traditional khuk with modest care will be just fine around the water. Think of all the carbon steel machetes in Central and South American rainforests.

    Even the traditional khuks of nepal are used in areas ranging from low forests to the highest point on earth, and they weather all that just fine.

    Take care of your khuk and it will take care of you:)
     
  5. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
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    Jason knight designed these for Doug and the originals were a project he and I did many years ago and were sold on here

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  6. ProudGrognard

    ProudGrognard

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    Aug 24, 2020
    Thanks for the answers, everyone.
     
  7. W. Anderson

    W. Anderson Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 22, 2016
    That is killer. I thought the design looked familiar. Man, you have some awesome tools. One day I'll get there.
     
  8. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006

    Thx W

    here was the first fullered Khuk he made for me

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    Here it is with one of the final versions

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    Here is a integral Damascus one that I auctioned off at Blade for him a few years ago and it went for close to 6k

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  9. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    :) I would personally avoid stainless in a big chopper , if you plan to chop hard stuff like tough wood .

    If strictly for fighting , stainless probably is OK . Most flesh is relatively soft . ;)
     

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