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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:33 pm 
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Hi all -

My name is David and I just joined the forum. I recently returned from Nepal and picked up an interest in kukris while there.

I've purchased five blades from Atlanta Cutlery. I'm happy to report that they still have some lovely pieces.

Here's a Papu Angkhola that I received on Tuesday. The black spots aren't rust, they are polishing out. All in all, this is a superb blade.

Length along spine is 53.34 centimeters. It is a beast and very sharp.

The holes for the butt plate are filled with square pegs. They look nice.

It appears that some engraving was files off along the spine.

I'll post pix of the other four blades soon. They are all quite nice!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:03 pm 
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Hello and welcome.
Good to see a new member and new kukris.
It would be great to see more photos from you on this one. The more detail the better. We have found in the past one from straight above is the best way for an overall view, then handle, markings, end cap etc.
Glad to hear AC still have good stock.
I would also enjoy hearing more about yourself, the normal whereabouts are you, what took you to Nepal and how was your trip. A couple of us have visited and one has roots there.

A very warm welcome again and kind regards
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:29 pm 
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Very nice kukri David, thanks for posting it up.

Like Captain, I'd love to seem more pics, especially of the papu symbol and spine markings.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:28 pm 
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Hi David; I love these early, beautifully curved Kukris and have too many of them....apparently.....Thanks for posting; carry on!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:41 am 
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Hi David welcome to our forum, love the Papu mate ,same as the other guys more picts please .,i woudnt think its an Angkhola blade tho on a Papu never seen one in that style
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:56 am 
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Here are some additional pix of the papu.

I went to Nepal to trek for a few days. It was an amazing experience.

I've loved kukris since I was a kid. My scoutmaster served in the CBI theater of war. He had a beauty that he brought home in the forties. It was awe inspiring to me.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:43 pm 
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I was in Nepal to trek for a few days. It was amazing. Here are some more pix of my Papu:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:29 pm 
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Thank you, all.

I was in Nepal trekking for a few days. It was an amazing experience.

I've always had a fascination with Kukris. When I was a kid, my Scoutmaster was a vet of the China Burma India theater of war. He had a nice Kukri that he brought back in the '40s. It was awe inspiring to me.

Here are some additional pix of the papu:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:31 pm 
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More pix:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:32 pm 
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Last pic. This one shows the file marks on the spine, along with what appear to be some remnants of engraving:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:57 am 
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Hi there! A Lovely kukri! What does it weight?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:17 pm 
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I would love to see the spine. I also have one that has had it's unit/sub-unit designation changed. I would also be curious to know if yours has a "1" (in Nepalese, see attached) on the pommel? Nice knife. Thanks for sharing it!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:25 pm 
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I'll weigh it when I get a chance.

I posted additional pix a couple of days ago, but it appears they haven't been approved yet.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:04 pm 
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Hopefully they have appeared? if not while deleting manually 5 at a time 200 plus spam emails I might have caught one of your by mistake?

Sadly the forum needs major software update... hopefully it will improve this year.....


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:37 pm 
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Thank you, Spiral. Looks like I posted some duplicates, so I regretfully added to your spam.

Now that I have a post under my belt I'm familiar with the cadence of the forum. I have to admit I like the laid-back and friendly nature of the folks here.

No worrys ,we are all volunteers, so sometimes things take a while...

Glad you enjoy it.

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