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Username Post: Gurkha        (Topic#916937)
Welly Boy
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11-26-11 16:17.23 - Post#2414078    









My dad was fortunate to frequent Nepal while he was working in his younger years. He bought back a Gurkha that is awsome. Truly a heavy metal craft for a wicked use. Well cut the story short I lost it somewhere during my forest stay.

I forge my first Gurkha in Celebes Island with the Mandar tribe. It was with a comprssoer piston alloy. The blade is slim an light with soft wood bisness end. Nothing fancy than a few art ornation. But quick and mean. My fren took it away.

Now I am venturing to my third set with a redesign of the original look. Is the picture attached near to the real thing anyone?

p.s. picture attached are random sample NOT my design. especially the girl... not mine

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MikeStewart
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11-26-11 16:20.50 - Post#2414080    


    In response to Welly Boy

Willy Boy

A Gurkha is a Person from Nepal that is a Soldier.


The Knife they Carry is Called a Kukri (Khukuri)

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Richard Hood
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11-26-11 16:35.07 - Post#2414086    


    In response to MikeStewart

And did he buy the one forged on the island dinner first?

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Welly Boy
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11-26-11 16:38.53 - Post#2414088    


    In response to Richard Hood

it did caught both your attention and set up for tea time...

My dad had the kukri blade ... I lost it.

No picture I forge the second Kukri... (no ditigal camera era).

Now... feel like making a Kukri if I can get a sweet curve and blade material. ( no supplier of bladesmith)
 
Richard Hood
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11-26-11 16:46.22 - Post#2414092    


    In response to Welly Boy

Got any truck springs lying around?

Should do the trick.

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Welly Boy
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11-26-11 17:35.45 - Post#2414095    


    In response to Richard Hood

yeah truck spring is one of the finer forge material. here we salvage all sort of bits and pieces for trial and usage. Spring is the backbone of most parang ...

However, I am looking for a used sizable timken for my own Kukri project. Antler handle with carving. Blade with brass nails. the shape will be different as I would combine Mandau charcteristic within the new design, hopefully.
 
Richard Hood
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11-26-11 17:45.13 - Post#2414096    


    In response to Welly Boy

Sounds interesting.

Keep us up to date as the project moves forward.

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Welly Boy
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11-26-11 20:01.32 - Post#2414102    


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dont put high hope in me... our place is no electricity forge... hand driven fan for the forge. very very very manual process. If the material acquired. you looking at a month process alone.

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Nasty
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11-27-11 01:41.56 - Post#2414128    


    In response to Welly Boy

most illustrious glory day patron bent knife aficionado travel to expand crafting gentlemanly skill.

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Welly Boy
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11-27-11 02:17.48 - Post#2414143    


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If I have the need to create a finer piece I would be travelling to a smith village where a trail of people ready for the hammering of the bearing. The 15 size K will be dip quench slight to retain most hardnest at optimal position. full tang with slimmer sizing. Its not intent as a weight lifting tools.

Infusing a mandau matrix into the kukri will yield a different blade forensic.

I dont know if you can see the blade in these pic.

I dont think the nepal smith have tried merz disk brake.

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Edited by Welly Boy on 11-27-11 02:22.59. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 


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