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Zombie Ready!! I got my Chitlangi!!

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Shinook, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Shinook

    Shinook

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    Apr 2, 2012
    I've been craving a Chitlangi for a while now, and the other day mine showed up in the Vishawa Karma Puja Specials. I knew it was mine from the moment I saw it.

    Its 21" tip to peen and 31.4 oz. And its a gorgeous beast!! It has neem wood with brass finishings. All masterfully put together by Tirtha. I know that this isn't warranted for "field use", and I will never put it to work chopping trees. But this is not a delicate knife in any way shape or form. It is a graceful monster. It streams power even as it woos with its graceful curves. In the event of a zombie attack, this is the knife to have on hand. The spine starts off think like my Ganga Ram, but then tapers smoothly to the point. The fullers are exquisite. Everything about this knife is incredible. Though the grip is a little too big around. I'll need to do a little sanding and shaping on it to get it down to even the size of my Ganga Ram's grip. The neem wood is really nice as well, though I'm still trying to figure out how to finish it. (just mineral oil? or some other finish?)

    Anyways, here are some photos of my beauty.

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    21" Chitlangi by Tirtha ; 18" Ganga Ram by (Loc?) ; 15" BAS by Rajkumar
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    I'm planning on posting more pics once I get my computer working better. (its old and acting up...)
     
  2. GRIM 62

    GRIM 62

    Mar 29, 2009
    Beautiful Khuk!
     
  3. tk59194

    tk59194

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    Sep 23, 2012
    Very nice indeed. I just received my BAS yesterday myself. As far as finishing the handle I chose to use TUNG OIL. It turned out very nice. I will be posting pictures shortly with my review as it is my first Khukuri.
     
  4. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    Nice pix, thank you for sharing
     
  5. Shinook

    Shinook

    344
    Apr 2, 2012
    Here are the pics of the Chitlangi after finishing it with Watco Danish Oil, Natural. I think it came out very well, and it has a very nice feel/grip.

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    Chitlangi vs Pumpkin showed me just was a weapon this blade is compared to my BAS, KLKUV, and Ganga Ram. The big Chitlangi wasn't just a "big knife", it was a small graceful sword. I was very impressed. I imagine the Kobra's and low weight/length models must be even faster and more combat focused.

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  6. kookery

    kookery

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    Oct 11, 2012
    Another thing I have to have...
     
  7. Shinook

    Shinook

    344
    Apr 2, 2012
    Yes, its true. I love all my HI blades, they are all unique and have their own attraction. This Chitlangi is sleek, beautiful, and powerful. I knew all these things about it from the instant that I pulled it out of the box. I have giving it a lot of attention; first while I was smoothing out the handle's small imperfections, and then when I was trying to decide what finish to use.

    But the attraction changed/intensified for me after the handle was finished and I killed a pumpkin with it. It was sort of like I finally understood the blade and what its true purpose was. It is not a workhorse wood chopper. it isn't ever going to go on hikes with me. I might not every actually carry it strapped to my person. This Chitlangi is a weapon. It isn't a super light martial arts special, it is a strong, thick, and wickedly sharp blade. If the zombies attack, this is the blade I want in my hand. Its a little too big for close quarters combat, but in an open space this is the next best thing to a sword.

    That said, it will probably get mounted in a display to show it off. I'm not much for display cases and mounts, but this Chitlangi calls for it to be shown off.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012
  8. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    Good to see you listening to your blades, shinook.
    They truly will teach you what their purpose it and how to use them. All one need do is to tune in and listen.
     

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