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Official "Return of the YCS" thread - updates posted here

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Daniel Koster, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. Nasty

    Nasty Chief Cook & Bottle Wash

    Nov 11, 2003
    Yup...

    $225 for the pair (the awl is free), the Khuk can just be sent to my place.
     
  2. ArchAngel

    ArchAngel Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 13, 2000
    A shot of the nice wood grain and inlays on my YCS.
     
  3. mPisi

    mPisi

    Oct 12, 2001
    Since we're all showing, here's a crappy photo of my YCSs.
    2 x YCS
    The top one is a Sanu that was from early 2002. It has excellent balance and you can see the kardas are huge and well done. However the blade has alot of hammer marks along the ridges of the fullers, pretty atypical. You can kinda see it in the picture but in person is is very obvious and strange. After the special order gets here, I will likely make this one of my user khuks. It is somewhat thinner in the spine and has a narrower, pointier blade than the other one.

    The bottom one is one of the two Sher chiruwa-YCS that were done in late 2002. Dan was consoling my complaints about the upcoming loss of exclusivity by saying it is -001 or -002 of the new production run :D. The YCS and one of the kardas has some kind of dark, heavy wood for handles, it is quite striking. The blade is quite thick, but is balanced nicely by the chiruwa tang.

    The awls are not shown but both are pointy :D
     
  4. Yvsa

    Yvsa

    May 18, 1999
    mPisi that bottom one looks a bit larger than the top one, is it?
     
  5. mPisi

    mPisi

    Oct 12, 2001
    That's partially the perspective, but the chiruwa one is indeed about 1/2" longer. Most of that length is in the handle/bolster/cho :mad: LOL

    The handle of the chiruwa is longer but slightly smaller in circumference than the standard one. However it is somewhat oval as well, which some folks like.
     
  6. John Trout

    John Trout

    315
    Jul 30, 2004
    Beautiful there Arch....
     
  7. empty5853

    empty5853 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2004
    I agree, they are beautiful. I only hope the new ones look as good but I'm sure they will.

    Mark T. :)
     
  8. hollowdweller

    hollowdweller

    Sep 22, 2003
    That is really what I am hoping for. The smaller diameter handle. Hopefully Sher will make these new ones like that too. When the handles are really big and fat especially behind the bolster they cramp my hand when chopping more.
     
  9. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Great pics, guys. :cool:
     
  10. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    The list has been updated again. Please double check to make sure that your info is right.


    23 prepaid orders.....:D :D


    UB was worried we might only get 5 or 6......:rolleyes:


    Y'all really turned out for this one. When he gets back I'm going to request another email be sent to increase the order and double the quality for this run!


    Wahoo!
     
  11. John Trout

    John Trout

    315
    Jul 30, 2004
    Yeah this was a great idea! I can't wait! On special orders like this do they arrive in one batch or trickle in? Also if you could indicate somewhere in 1st post or wherever that I'd still like a horn one - that would be great too...

    :cool:

    Hopefully UB might have some bit of update when he comes back...
     
  12. ArchAngel

    ArchAngel Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 13, 2000
    Dan,
    I think that the YCS is legend in the khuk circles! :cool: :D Almost all that see one want it and cry because they were made no more. If this run works successfully, "this time", I forsee UB and Yangdu having to put it into the regular line up as a best seller! :D
    I still look at my early Sanu YCS as my favorite handling and using khuk. New khuks come and grab my eye for awhile, but, the YCS "always" ends back at the front of the list when the newness of another recent purchase wears off.

    It appeals to my inner eye more than any other blade has! That says alot!!
    I think that a lot of Yvsa went into the design of that blade and Sanus early versions seem to capture that for me. I feel a warm closeness when I handle the YCS. It does not scream weapon in my soul, it is more companion that I feel. A tool that will help me through what ever is needed, without a hitch.

    How is that for weird, hugh? I better be quiet now before all here think me strange. :eek:

    BTTT
     
  13. Ferrous Wheel

    Ferrous Wheel

    May 16, 2002
    Sanu does really crisp edgy fullers, deep and well defined.

    Dang, I miss him.

    Keith
     
  14. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Yes....I would have liked Sanu to work on this one.

    However, I had one by Murali and despite being labeled a blem was outstanding!

    Kudos to Yvsa for making such an incredible design.
     
  15. John Trout

    John Trout

    315
    Jul 30, 2004
    Who is Murali?
     
  16. hollowdweller

    hollowdweller

    Sep 22, 2003
    Anything new on these?? Do we know if they are using the special wood?
     
  17. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    That's what I've been told.
     
  18. Anon Y. Mouse

    Anon Y. Mouse

    34
    Jul 16, 2004
    I give up, prepayment sent today. That blade is to good looking to pass up. :D
     
  19. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    List updated. Thanks, J.


    Because of the wide difference in the date which payments were made, there will probably be several runs of this model.

    The first one will be the test run and those whose payment arrived first, will get first dibs. I have the list on my PC at home.

    Don't feel bad if you're not one of the ones on the first run. It's more of a quality control measure, than it is "star-belly-sneeches"....ok? :p
     
  20. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Oh....and last I heard, Sher is indeed making these....:D
     

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