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    Username Post: Gurkha        (Topic#916937)
    Berkley
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    01-05-12 13:53.22 - Post#2427844    


        In response to Komitadjie

    Which one?
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    Nasty
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    01-05-12 15:27.20 - Post#2427878    


        In response to Berkley

    I think he is talking about the Arit...

    Primarily a farm tool, right?


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    Berkley
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    01-05-12 16:24.53 - Post#2427916    


        In response to Nasty



    Originally a sickle, but evolved into a larger form used in silat martial arts. I remember reading somewhere that the smaller sickle is an arit, the larger one like I have (28.5" measured like a khukuri) is a celurit (or maybe klurit). Not much info published about them or online.
    Shown above, some specimens from Anthony C. Tirri's wonderful book Islamic Weapons: Maghrib to Mogul.
    "What does this have to do with khukuris?" Another dual-use tool/weapon with a curved blade, or as Bill would have said, "Everything".

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    Nasty
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    01-05-12 23:32.41 - Post#2427981    


        In response to Berkley

    It would make a fearsome home defense tool...

    or short work of those pesky weeds out back.


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    Komitadjie
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    01-06-12 02:57.43 - Post#2428057    


        In response to Nasty

    I'm thinkin' the weeds would just collapse in terror if you even hauled that thing outside! It's definitely more of a tool than anything else, can you imagine trying to belt-sheath that?
     
    Nasty
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    01-06-12 07:14.21 - Post#2428141    


        In response to Komitadjie

    I believe more than just weeds collapse in terror.

    Would come in handy for herding your hoard too.


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    Komitadjie
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    01-06-12 08:05.38 - Post#2428167    


        In response to Nasty

    Eh, weeds, neighbors, small dogs, same difference.

    Bonus points for being able to wrap the tip in duct tape and get stuff off tall shelves!
     


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