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 Post subject: T bar spine
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:09 pm 
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Hello all ,
Ive been looking at a few old / antique Kukris on the forum and have noticed that some of them have a very well defined T-bar spine section (if that's the correct terminology) , which I think looks a rather solid construction , can anyone explain why some style of kukris have this feature ?
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 Post subject: Re: T bar spine
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:50 am 
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Same as an I beam or, it adds some stiffness to the the blade, probably not much, it also takes a lot of skill to do, it the blade is ground to shape you would generally lose that feature.

Over all I take it as a sign of age & quality!


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 Post subject: Re: T bar spine
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:21 pm 
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thanks for that , so what would be a more substantial blade , a hollow grind orr one with the I beam type of build ?
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 Post subject: Re: T bar spine
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:38 pm 
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Neither are mutually exclusive.

And each example would need its cross section analysed to compute the answer.

How thick a t spine, how deep a hollow ground etc.etc.

judge each kukri on its merits...


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 Post subject: Re: T bar spine
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:57 pm 
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Legend, I seem to have missed the thread explaining what a T bar and an I beam in kukri context is. But then I know very little. Could you please explain what you are referring to? What do you see at the spine that reminds you of a T bar?
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 Post subject: Re: T bar spine
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:24 pm 
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Hi Johan ,
Its probably just me getting mixed up a little , I was referring to the spine of some kukris , that often long deep groove running the length of the spine and is probably as Spiral says more like an I shaped beam when looking at it in its cros section form (I seen it as a T shape , if that makes sense )
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 Post subject: Re: T bar spine
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:11 am 
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OK Mike, thanks for explaining. My take on that groove is that it is the so-called Sword of Shiva. It is a traditional Hindu/Buddist religious mark cut, incised, or impressed into the metal near the spine as a dedication to Shiva. It's much like the cho in this respect. A traditional kukri is not proper without those signs. In some kukris that groove is doubled, and in others it is more elaborately decorated, but it must be present.
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 Post subject: Re: T bar spine
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:37 pm 
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Thanks everyone .
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