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 Post subject: fullers and chirras
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:02 pm 
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still getting my head round Kukri terminology , so first one what is the difference between a fuller and a chirra ? as in some posts people describe a dui chirra as having fullers !
Second , on some photos of kukris Ive seen a really strong defined and deep ridge running under the spine , much like a T bar shape in cross section , I think it looks rather robust and solid so why are some kukris constructed like this ?
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 Post subject: Re: fullers and chirras
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:56 pm 
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One word is English one isn't. :wink: Can you guess which one it is & what country it comes from?


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 Post subject: Re: fullers and chirras
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:46 pm 
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Hi
One the matter of terminology please refer to
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=285
Scroll through there's a lot of information there.
As for T spines I'm afraid I don't know.


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 Post subject: Re: fullers and chirras
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:06 pm 
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Legend, a fuller is a thing of beauty in a blade if it is executed properly. I have seen bad examples. The purpose of a fuller is also to help lighten a blade, so as to make it less front-heavy. It contributes good balance to the kukri. Better kukris have one or more fullers. Dui is "two". Some describe the grooves forming the "Sword of Shiva" as fullers, too, but that can be debated.
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