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Himalayan Imports Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Skyler R., Jan 24, 2007.

  1. Ugly Duck

    Ugly Duck

    568
    Oct 6, 2008
    Bura Hanshee with bone handle

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  2. Wolf_1989

    Wolf_1989

    Mar 30, 2007
    WOW that's beautiful :eek:
     
  3. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
  4. Ugly Duck

    Ugly Duck

    568
    Oct 6, 2008
    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.
     
  5. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    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.
     
  6. Svashtar

    Svashtar Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2003
    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:

    Norm
     
  7. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    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.
     
  8. Qeth

    Qeth

    Dec 13, 2010
    Top knife is a beaut. What is it?
     
  9. tedwca

    tedwca

    Dec 10, 2005
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  10. jamaljahda

    jamaljahda

    529
    Mar 4, 2009
    WOW! Totally awesome
     
  11. Kenniets

    Kenniets

    28
    Mar 17, 2011
    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.
     
  12. Svashtar

    Svashtar Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2003
    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:

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    A solid 18.5" Ang Khola with burled satisal:

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    Horn 25" Kobra:

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    Set of Yvsa Cherokee Specials:

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    A set of 3 Bura Dui Chirras, 18", 14" and 10.5" in chandan:

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    Norm
     

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  13. Svashtar

    Svashtar Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2003
    Bag Bhairab:

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    Bone BGRS by Bura; a match to his Royal Kothimora AK

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    Horn Gelbu Special

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    13", 14" and 18" Balance kukris

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    Rare Chiruwa BGRS x Bura, smooth handle

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    N.
     

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  14. Svashtar

    Svashtar Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2003
    Carved chandan Cherokee Rose (just sold)

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    Favorite Gelbu from Shop 2 - carved rosewood

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    Closeup of handle carving

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    Bura & Sher Movie Models

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    R8 Knife

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    Norm
     

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  15. snow and steel

    snow and steel

    445
    Mar 5, 2011
    WOW! that i some AMAZINGLY beautiful stuff Svashtar! I am insanely jealous!
     
  16. Svashtar

    Svashtar Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2003
    HI Espada Swords

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    Bura Reti (small kukri made from a file)

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    Rusty Sgian Dubh (commemorating 200K posts)

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    18.75" 24 oz. Sherpa Crow knife (with hat), by Vim

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    9" tine antler / horn Tezdar's by Sher

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    Thanks,

    Norm
     

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  17. pmwc78

    pmwc78 Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    316
    Sep 4, 2010
    Norm, you're killing me.
     
  18. Svashtar

    Svashtar Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2003
    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.

    Norm
     
  19. Abaniko

    Abaniko

    994
    Jun 2, 2006
    Wonderful pieces , Norm :cool:
     
  20. Svashtar

    Svashtar Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2003
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    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! :D)

    Norm
     

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