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>> Gurkha <<

Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:42 am

One of the security detail at my main place of work is a Marine. To no surprise, I am well known as a knife nut here. This soldier came up to me a few weeks ago, and handed me a scabbard & asked if I would sharpen the knife for him. He went on to explain it had been "used" overseas, and it had some "nicks" in it. I pulled out the knife to see a Middle Eastern gurkha that had some definitive wear...

Anyhow, challenging profile to make sharp as its curved & 1cm thick, but it's shaving my arm off a progression up to a Green Brick...

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Re: >> Gurkha <<

Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:50 pm

All that comes to mind is Crocodile Dundee - "That's not a knife, this is a knife!"

I feel sorry for anyone on the receiving end when that thing is being "used" :cry: - Whoa!

Re: >> Gurkha <<

Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:58 pm

STEVE <> From the two "nicks" I had to sharpen out of this thick ass beast. Whichever individuals were on the receiving end of this weapon... have ceased to be.

Wish I had a before & after as I set a scratch pattern on the face, and then I polished the blade road while sharpening this monster.

Re: >> Gurkha <<

Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:01 pm

Excellent bevel there my man!!!

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Re: >> Gurkha <<

Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:17 pm

That is a bad a$$ knife...

Re: >> Gurkha <<

Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:30 am

Thanks, ROOK. I was just outta time to go any further. I had done like 5 knives, and it was like 03:30. I spoke with the Marine tonight, and asked him if he'd let me spend more time on it. He looked at me like, "you think I'm gonna say no.?!"

I'll work on it my next time on the stones, and improve upon its current state. He's happy as a pig in Shiite, already. Really, blew him away, and that makes it all worth it for me.

JASON <> Its truly a neck severing monster. I'll weigh it in a minute as it is SO thick & SO heavy. Right through a joint, I tell you!

Re: >> Gurkha <<

Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:30 am

I got to rehandle one of my friends old Kukhri (pretty much the same thing) and sharpen it back up. The blade was just a little rusty, no chips or anything, but it took a really nice edge and the blade was incredibly powerful in cutting motions. The weight forward and the drop down make it an awesome chopper!

I really like the sheath on that and that it's a bit narrower than the one I did for my friend! Bevel looks nice, too, and those aren't easy with the curve!

Re: >> Gurkha <<

Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:06 pm

I hope to have the skill some day to even attempt to work on something like that! After I get a little better I need to start offering to sharpen knives for friends and family to gain more experience. You guys have shown me how deep sharpening skills really go. It's so much more than just being able to put an edge on an everyday kitchen knife!

Re: >> Gurkha <<

Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:35 am

how exactly do you go about sharpening that concave curvature? did you use the corner of a stone and just carefully work it?

Re: >> Gurkha <<

Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:18 am

I usually convex those. But I mostly see the cheap Cold Steel Gurkhas.
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