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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:34 pm 
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G'day!

About to receive 3 kukris this week from IMA. I tried hand-select so hopefully I have some luck. I will update this thread when they arrive on either Wednesday or Thursday.

My question goes to the fabled grease I keep hearing about. What would be the best way to clean the Kukris? I tried to find some info but must have missed it completely.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:33 pm 
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Hi if you go a few pages down theres some info from some of the members on how to clean up the kuks.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:58 pm 
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I’ve posted some info, still testing my own choice and approach but the article has some points on other techniques.

If you want to clean the oil off, a degreaser would work, petrol would work, parafin or other solvents do the same job. Probably going to try a kitchen degreasing spray myself less messy than petrol !!!

I’m new to this but it’s a bit like an old engine, oil and grease removal is fine as long as you then apply something to seal it after. Just do not go at it with anything to abrasive at first, and as captain says less is more.

Expecting my own ACC order in a few days will be trying different options on these and some other tourist mistakes i’ve made on the way as well.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:57 pm 
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I used acetone from a boat builders I recall. With wire wool and plastic basin in garden. When I got mine back in what was it 2003?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:02 am 
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Hey all! I just received them. Blimey, they're absolutely beautiful. All of them have Devangari script on the spines and everything. The Bhojpure scabbard is cracked and split along the spine, nothing to write home about but it's fine.

Sorry @Highlander, I couldn't find that topic? I tried to find it. Would you mind linking it if you can recall its name?

And @Scott, that's very interesting! How does one re-seal it after the grease is removed? It hadn't occurred to me! I'm brand new to this type of thing.

Interesting @Spiral! So it seems like acetone/ degreaser is fine. Does the same principle apply to the wooden handle of the Kukri? Mine are all a deep black type colour because I suspect they're caked in something too.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:47 am 
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Always nice to get a parcel of kukri!

Yep acetone and wire wool, Then baby oil to put the look of life back into hilt! Oil the blade as well.

Pics are required!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:15 pm 
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A number of people say renaissance wax, it’s not sticky and creates a clear finish, I will be using that myself. The wax can be removed with white sprite if required.

If you look for a recent post from me called complete refurbishment this has some details on cleaning and products as i’d asked the very same question.

As per Spiral photos please, before and after.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:00 pm 
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Ive just won myself an old rusty kukri .to do a restoration job on .
I put up before picts when i get it , and some after picts, hopefully it will come up ok .
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:02 pm 
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When you say won, does that involve money or a free draw :D

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:42 pm 
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Free draw sounds good , i wish . :roll:
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:47 pm 
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Most wins on kukri would be auctions I Guess.. :shock:

I paid more than anyone else! I won! :oops:


Seriously though its nice to get something your after... :wink:

Especialy if youve wanted it for a long time... :D

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:51 pm 
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Sorry guys! I used to get notifications when people responded but I must have changed settings because I only saw these now!

So my main interest is with the almost black handles. Before putting oil on them, is there a way to clean them up or is that their final colour? It's hard to know and I dont want to do anything to them I can't reverse. In the photos they appear a dark brown, but in real life they appear practically dark. My lamp makes them look brown because of the warm lighting.

Photos coming! They are BIG BOYS. They seem smaller in the photos. Lovely script on the spines. Bhojpure scabbard a bit disappointing with a huge crack and split. I think the Kukri is too big for the scabbard they found, or it is just historical damage. Cool little bag within the frog. Used for holding extra toolkit?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:53 pm 
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Pics of Long Leaf 2.

Sorry, can't seem to add more than three photos per comment.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:55 pm 
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More pics (Bhojpure)

Could a cobbler potentially fix up the scabbard or should I just accept it for its age?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:56 pm 
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Last pics :)


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