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Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Skyler R., Jan 24, 2007.
Bura Hanshee with bone handle
WOW that's beautiful
What Duck hasnt shown is that the pictured hanshee is one of the last of the Bura hanshee Kothimoda's. Very cool and somewhat rare pieces.
I have one so amazingly incredibly similar that I didn't even bother to post a pic of mine - just used yours to show what works of art they are. Its the centerpiece of my collection.
It amazed me how similar they are, even the same spot on the handle. IIRC, you and i have the last two made by the royal kami.
Wow! Very nice indeed! I missed these at the time. Excellent deal as well, considering I paid over $100 more for a standard Royal Kothimoda 17" and 25 oz. with a habaki bolster and plain plade. Stunning work! :thumbup:
Mine was a blem, norm. That is why it was cheaper.
It had a few nicks in the silver bolster and buttcap that i've since removed and made almost perfect.
Top knife is a beaut. What is it?
WOW! Totally awesome
Could y'all try to include the names and lengths for the khuks you post here? Some people are doing it regularly, some aren't. It sure would help these posts be a lot more informative for new guys like me.
Good idea Kenniets. I've been stupidly deleting old picture folders like crazy for years, but still have a few old and few new pics I'll upload here so they're not lost, at least not for a while longer:
Four pretty Kumar Kardas:
A solid 18.5" Ang Khola with burled satisal:
Horn 25" Kobra:
Set of Yvsa Cherokee Specials:
A set of 3 Bura Dui Chirras, 18", 14" and 10.5" in chandan:
Bone BGRS by Bura; a match to his Royal Kothimora AK
Horn Gelbu Special
13", 14" and 18" Balance kukris
Rare Chiruwa BGRS x Bura, smooth handle
Carved chandan Cherokee Rose (just sold)
Favorite Gelbu from Shop 2 - carved rosewood
Closeup of handle carving
Bura & Sher Movie Models
WOW! that i some AMAZINGLY beautiful stuff Svashtar! I am insanely jealous!
HI Espada Swords
Bura Reti (small kukri made from a file)
Rusty Sgian Dubh (commemorating 200K posts)
18.75" 24 oz. Sherpa Crow knife (with hat), by Vim
9" tine antler / horn Tezdar's by Sher
Norm, you're killing me.
Well, no need to be, most of it belongs to other folks now, and some I only owned a short while or got in trade. A lot can go through your hands over the course of a year as you swap, etc. Of the 20 pics I have about half left. I've kept some nicer (to me) dupes of some, but the reti, espada swords, Cherokee Rose, Bag Bhairab, one of the tezdars, the AK, kobra, chiruwa gelbu, R8, the 4 kumar kardas, and the Big Crow knife all have found new owners.
Wonderful pieces , Norm
Now this is one I wish I had been around to compete for. I have the first engraved UF, but it is 20.5" and 45 oz. by Bura, and is a real handful. Dick Singer sharked it on a late weekend night DOTD, beating me out by seconds, but when he got it he thought it was just too big for him so he passed it on for cost.
In addition, the first big UF were full tang and secured the tang in place by threading the end of it and running a nut onto it! Very strong, but here they have lightened the knife and put a chiruwa tang on as well, plus eliminated the bolster.
Nice job. :thumbup:
(Will, you know where to find me! )