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Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Yvsa's Grandson, Aug 29, 2016.
What is the overall length and blade thickness (at the spine)?
Yep! I have to agree! Bhaktas original ones were the best in my opinion. They had a bit of recurve in the blade as well which I really liked a lot and fit my hands perfectly. It is still my favorite EDC and I doubt anything will ever replace it. I have some close ones but Mr B you did a good service to the AKB by a long shot! Thank you sir for that! They are definitely special. Designs like yours and Yvsa's are what makes HI great! Kinda makes ya feel like if I had a good idea I could have one made myself. Uhhh. That aint happend and prolly wont but if something comes to mind I feel good that Ms Yangdu would consider it! Wont get that from any other knife company! 1974 Dang! I was just in high school!
I certainly don't fit in the same category as Yvsa. Not on my best day.
Made me feel warm and fuzzy you writin that but I'll never be up to that standard.
Here are basic measurements. I found someone to 3D print it. Should be printed next week.
3D printing is some amazing stuff! Awl tips dont break off when shipping 3D files Kamis dont work off 3D files but we certainly do. Thats a new one for them i bet. Id love to see their faces when they get a printed copy of the knife to duplicate by hand and memory. They would then hang a pattern on their walls for future reference and who knows what they would think of us westerners that spent a significant chunk of our lives to come up with something like this technology to later be translated back to hand hammered steel. You just gotta love it and i think about what it takes to get the product from "A" to "Z". Dont get me wrong. I would love it if you could digitize your grandpa's designs and put them in an HI digital library! Im just thinking that HI likely has never had a 3D print of a knife to work off of and this is probably a first. Interesting to see how this may go!
there are 3d printers that use alloy steel, titanium, etc, i wonder, how much it would cost to 3d print a YCS?
Warm welcome to the blade forum
Drop dead gorgeous and very very special... Indeed!!!!
There's two schools of thoughts for this one. A) Make it shine and look like new again, use it and give it another life. Or B) Just do the minimum to slowdown the corrosion and preserve it as is with all its history and previous life marks.
It's yours now and very precious. Think of what Yvsa would do with it.
Some clues about that might be found in this thread:
The HI Librarian nails it once again. I believe he must have a photographic memory.
Scara, I remember when that happened. IIRC, the knife that UB posted as a joke was actually a knife that had been made for a previous customer.
I also want to offer my welcome to Yvsa's grandson.
Welcome, Yvsa's grandson. I used to interact with Yvsa a good bit on the forums back in the early 2000s.
Although I never met Yvsa, Bill, myself, Rusty, Cliff and Yvsa use to have some incredibly fun times on the forum in the early 2000's time frame. I do remember he was a big fan of clip point bowie styles. We use to boom on this forum back in those days. Lots of fun. I sometimes miss that time.
Here is a very small example of the fun we use to have
That handle looks like it would be so comfortable it would be more natural to hold the knife than to have an empty hand. Love that you found this place where so much of your grandfather's comments and thoughts are shared throughout the threads. Hope you find much here to remember him with.
Your Grandfather was a "friend",& that says quite a bit! Look around his knives & you will find something special...you will find a large HI pocketknife! I think HI only made one,LONG AGO & I bought it.I gave it to your Grandpa as a gift.I wish I had kept his response,I thought I was going to have to fly out & make him keep it. He would do for others ,but he had a difficult time believing he was blessed enough to recieve gifts .He was a very humble man .However,he did have a timper!LOL!
I would call & set him off on purpose.He swore "payback".I would laugh & hang up.There were a number of us that were real close.That time has come an gone.
Not a bad thing,it's just life.
Here's some more information about that pocketknife made by Bura that made its way to Yvsa:
Yvsa was a gift in my life.
Occasionally, we still talk to each other.
Back to the top, excellent thread.