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Michael Pearce
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Mar, 2011 8:40 am    Post subject: Mini Khukuri- with video         Reply with quote




A Khukuri with a blade under 6 inches long? 3/8 inch thick at the spine? Believe it or not there is precedent in the form of the Biltong, a short Khukuri popular in South Africa.

The CSD Khukuri is a knife that I made a few years back and will be making more of in the future. 'CSD' stands for Catastrophic Structural Damage- which the CSD's 8-1/2", 3/8 inch thick selectively hardened blade was certainly capable of inflicting...

So the other day I went in the shop to make a CSD but discovered the only piece of 3/8 inch stock that was broad enough was several inches too short. What the hell, I thought, why not make a mini-khukuri? So I did. The CSD-Micro shares the ergonomic philosophy of my EVO tacticals and modern features like a full-profile tang and removable scales. The blade is convex-ground from the spine to a zero-edge, and has a selectively hardened blade with a pronounced temper-line. The knife is 9-3/4 inches overall. The blade is 5-3/4 inches long by 3/8 inch thick. Weight is about 15 oz. I plan to offer these with G10 scales in either a bright finish or Parkerized finish.

So does a knife this short, thich and heavy really have utility? Check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lnl-6Yom3s
Your thoughts and comments are welcome!

Michael 'Tinker' Pearce
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Then one night, as my car was going backwards through a cornfield at 90mph, I had an epiphany...
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Mar, 2011 9:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Really cute ( meant in a good way ) and sexy and I hope you keep making them since I think I will be eventually tempted to get one but I have been spending money a bit faster than it's been coming in lately so for the moment it will be a " nagging " temptation in the back of my mind. Wink

Looks really nice and handy and " railroad engineered " which is something I have a weakness for. Wink Laughing Out Loud Cool

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Wade McManus




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PostPosted: Fri 18 Mar, 2011 1:04 pm    Post subject: Mini !         Reply with quote

Sweeeet !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Michele Hansen




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PostPosted: Fri 18 Mar, 2011 1:51 pm    Post subject: Fantastic, Michael!         Reply with quote

You are the absolute maestro at sword-making. Yes, I know this is a "knife", but it's a KNIFE, KNIFE! Connie and I listen to your podcasts all the time. We love your casual, and naturally coolness-filled discussions. This blade definitely has your trademark craftmanship. (like I'm such an authority) You know we love your work. Eric says Hi. Happy
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