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Thought I'd post in the knife thread for once.

I just bought my second cold steel kukri the other day.

The Black One:
Its about 10 years old and is a Carbon V steel. Can't find this steel any more, though I've heard that 1095 is identical. Sharpens and holds edges very well. Blade is 1/8" thick. Its more of a short machette. Leather sheath. Can't remember the price I paid.

The White One:
Blade is 5/16" thick. Its made of SK-5 steel, which i have no experience with. Plastic type sheath. Has a flat ground blade. $160.00

I have to say that I find these kukris to be the nearly perfect utilitarian fixed blade. I've used the black one for many years now. I would much rather have a kukri as a survival knife than any other type of large fixed blade. It can be used for anything from zombie defense to cutting trees down for making shelters. One of these and a small folder or fixed blade for skinning is all you'd need.







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What's the best source to buy these? Both, either the cold steel or the Himalayan?
 

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Those are nice. I just have the $20.00 doller model. But even it is a great chopper.

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Scharfschuetze said:
What's the best source to buy these? Both, either the cold steel or the Himalayan?
I have the ColdSteel brand I bought about 15 yrs ago. I bought factory direct. It was one of their seconds had a small blem on the blade finish, nothing to effect the quality. try their website, they might still offer their seconds it saved me some cash. Hope this Helps.
 

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Any dealers in the Jackson metro area? I have a Ghurka my son brought back from Iraq but not going to use that. I've had good luck out ot cold steel. That $20 include the sheath. Be good for camping and such. For 160, I'll use a machete I got.
 

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$20.00 gets you a cheap sheath. I have one made by a friend on another forum. Good chopper. I love machetes anyway.

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Seems like their $20 one is what we use at work when surveying. They do good. Bought ours at big bucks before they closed.
 

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I've got one of the cheap ones,really want a good one.
if your looking for one of the cheap ones, ace hardware in Clinton stocks all the cold steel machetes.... They got the kukris because I asked the manager to get me one. They sold out quick so now they stock them
 

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I was looking around today at some gear, and had decided on the CS kukri until I saw the Ka-Bar. I know what I am getting come payday.
 

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newto228, I held one of those kabars at a gun show once. they are fairly hefty. much more than the "light" version of the cold steel; which is good. Much better price to steel ratio. As long as its a high carbon steel is should do fine.
 

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I love kukris. I'll have to check out that K-Bar model. I've seen a few WWII era models used by Gurkhas around the guns shows that were very sweet, but too rich for my blood. A couple of years ago, I was visiting my brother in the DFW area when we went to a gun show. There was a guy there who had traveled to Nepal and learned how to make kukris from their masters. He had some amazing stuff, but again, they were way out of my price range. I could kick myself for losing his business card.

Edit: BTW, this has nothing to do with the topic, but I just want to mention that the Gurkhas are some seriously bad dudes. And I'm glad to see they are still carrying on their long traditions, as evidenced by a Gurkha named Bishnu Shrestha, who fought off 40 armed bandits on a train while armed only with a Kukri. And won. There's a reason the Japanese were scared of these guys in WWII.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishnu_Shrestha
 

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Im thinking about buying one from sarco I discovered these from a survivalist site I found m4040.com He's a interesting guy but sounds like he is a realist. Check him out and the kukris on sarco look to be made as well as the cold steel he did some modification on his and it looks really cool. I'm thinking they are actually the heavy kukri as he mentions both the cold steel and the one he got from sarco.
 
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