Greetings from Afghanistan

Discussion in 'H.I. Cantina' started by sash, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. sash

    sash

    77
    Sep 6, 2011
    Greetings from the mountains of eastern Afghanistan! I have had a lifetime love affair with the Khukri, and registered to end a couple of years of anonymous lurking in this forum (and also to try to snag one of the "Westbrook" donated knives!) I'm currently deployed to a small COP as an infantryman, where I've had occasion to do a little chopping on some local vegetation with my British Army Service. It's not the first time these mountains have heard someone shouting "Ayo Ghorkali!!" I look forward to continuing to learn about these wonderful blades from all the experts here. Thanks for providing such a wonderful resource.

    Steve
     
  2. Gorog

    Gorog

    515
    Mar 4, 2011
    Hello, Steve, it is a pleasure to 'meet' you! As a matter of fact, it is a pleasure to meet anyone who serves. Welcome to the Cantina, pull up a chair, stay a while! We're all here for newcomers like you. Peace.
    David
     
  3. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
  4. Cpl Punishment

    Cpl Punishment

    Jan 28, 2006
    Welcome aboard.

    Thank you for providing your service.
     
  5. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    Welcome to the HI and fourm, Steve
    Thank you for your service to our great country
     
  6. Spectre

    Spectre

    Nov 3, 1998
    Welcome, Steve!

    I served as an 11-series there 06-07. I'll probably be headed back before year's end.

    Watch your six.

    John
     
  7. sash

    sash

    77
    Sep 6, 2011
    Thanks to all for the warm welcome. I'll try to post some pics of Khukri use here from some patrols. While 80% of this place is rocks, there is a ton of vegetation along the rivers in most of the valleys. Perfect for growing poppies and marijuana. Also perfect for cobras and kraits!!
     
  8. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    Welcome, Steve:) As the others have said, thank you so much for your service. When you're back stateside, and if you're in my neck of the woods I owe you a beer:thumbup:

    Really, John? I thought they were done with you. You keep us posted if that comes about. We'll want to make sure there is plenty of smoke, prayers, and good juju going up and out.
     
  9. mwhich50

    mwhich50 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Stay safe!
     

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