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The Missing Pages in the HI Catalog

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Nicholas, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. sta94

    sta94

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    Jul 7, 2008
    "Katunje" is a place in Western Nepal. It is also the name of a neighborhood in Bhaktapur, the old city that adjoins Kathmandu - I think Aunty Yangdu has family there (Pala?)
     
  2. sta94

    sta94

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    Jul 7, 2008
    Also, didn't Aunty Yangdu pick up this khukuri when she was back in Nepal following Uncle Bill's passing away? I remember reading a post about how she was in her family home to have pujas done following her husband's passing away and came across this khukuri. It just called out to her and she decided that since Uncle Bill had a model named after him, she would have this model as her own personal one - something along these lines ...
     
  3. Nicholas

    Nicholas

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    Apr 1, 2009
    I've been trying to find a post like that, or some, similar info, but no luck. I was lucky enough to find it mentioned! But, I'll start incorporating what you've told me into the draft.

    By the way, what is "having your pujas done"?
     
  4. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
  5. Nicholas

    Nicholas

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    Apr 1, 2009
    Ironically, I just found some of this out online (along with some info about Bhaktapur) since sta94's post. Wikipedia proves its worth, again. Thanks, though.

    How does this sound?:

    Katunje is a neighborhood in Bhaktapur, the ancient city that adjoins Kathmandu. Bhaktapur is Nepal's "City of Culture," and many visitors do not feel that a trip to Nepal is complete without seeing it. Yangdu has family in Katunje, and while visiting after Uncle Bill died, she found this kukri design, which somehow spoke to her. Since the "Uncle Bill Especial" had been in our catalog for so long, she decided that this would be her design, and now we offer it to you.
     
  6. Nicholas

    Nicholas

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    Apr 1, 2009
    Okay, I've re-edited the text, but I've reach my apparent limit of 10 pictures to a post. Let me know what you think.
     
  7. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    You are doing a fine job, Nicholas!
    I wouldnt add pricing....let Yangdu manage that.

    May i offer the following edit?

    Katunje is a neighborhood in Bhaktapur, the ancient city that adjoins Kathmandu. Bhaktapur is Nepal's "City of Culture," and many visitors do not feel that a trip to Nepal is complete without seeing it. Yangdu has family in Katunje. While visiting Nepal in 2005 to take care of her husbands funeral matters, she found this kukri, lying totally unnoticed in one of BirGorkha's shops, and was struck by its graceful form, and she decided that since the "Uncle Bill Especiale" had been in our catalog for so long, this would be her design. She named it, "Katunje," and now we offer it to you.
     
  8. Nicholas

    Nicholas

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    Apr 1, 2009
    Okay, I've put in MOST of that, and I think I'll lay off of this for a while. I had hoped that more people would chime in for this project, but with only the help of Karda and sta94, I think that this is a bit too tiring.

    Thanks, guys.
     
  9. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    I know that feeling. :D
    You are most welcome.
     
  10. Khuku'nut

    Khuku'nut

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    May 28, 2009
    I would help, but I've only been a member for a month or so. I don't know all these stories, but they're very interesting to read.

    Thank you for what you've done. It answers a lot of questions about some interesting knives, some of which I'm seeing for the first time.
     
  11. iBlade

    iBlade

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    Jul 24, 2008
    Nice work guys, very informative!
     
  12. Nicholas

    Nicholas

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    Apr 1, 2009
    You're welcome. I found it to be, "informative" myself, since not only were these stories new, but I hadn't even heard of some of the products, until looking them up on old posts!

    For that reason, though, this was rather exhausting. I'll need to take a break for a day or two,......or three......
     
  13. b.c.molin

    b.c.molin

    Nov 28, 2008
    Huge undertaking you have taken on so don't burn yourself out. I hope some more folk will help as time goes on!

    Your comments on the Bhariab are dear to my heart and are better than what I had been able to describe in my posts about this awesome blade.

    So now the bad news re the Bhairab (my emphasis in bold) :

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6379785&postcount=15

    I read Yangdu's post and immediately emailed and thanks to her kindness I was able to purchase it and am glad I did as it is an amazing combination of a work of art and a very sweet handling blade.

    I believe there were two batches of Bhairabs, both made by Vim Kami, the first 2007 release being 75ounces and the second being lighter, mine is 64ounces and others sold through DOTD during 2008 also been in that approx. 4 pound/64ounce weight.

    And a "correction" regarding the Bonecutter:

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=644925

    So actually there are two Kami's who have made Boncutters.

    Hope this is of some small assistance. Good wishes on the updates.:thumbup:
     
  14. Nicholas

    Nicholas

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    Apr 1, 2009
    If the Bhairab is out, then it can simply be filed under "discontinued models" when the page gets overhauled. I suspected as much, anyway.

    And I know about the Murali Bonecutters; it was spotting that thread that alerted me to the model's existence in the first place!:eek:
    And it was precisely because Yangdu said that Murali wouldn't be making any more of those models, that I emphasized Sgt. Khadka's primacy; I was trying to avoid confusing anybody....or disrespecting Sgt. Khadka's hard work.:foot:
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2009
  15. Cotherion

    Cotherion

    Aug 7, 2007
    Glad I got a never to be made Murali Bonecutter. Could go up in value :)
     
  16. C.S. Graves

    C.S. Graves

    Jun 13, 2006
    The HI ginuntings and Indonesian swords are two more rarities... unless someone mentioned 'em and I missed it.
     
  17. seth2915

    seth2915

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    Feb 13, 2007
    Yeah, what was up with the Murali bonecutters? Thought only Sgt. Khadka made them. I noticed the cho on Murali's was a little different when I got it.
     
  18. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    Read the quote from Munk in post #34
     
  19. Nicholas

    Nicholas

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    Apr 1, 2009
    No; I'll have to put those down, too. They have a lot of company.......
     

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