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Old 01-12-2009, 08:48 PM   #11
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You know what the worst part is, though? A Khukuri knife, once drawn, isn't supposed to be sheathed again until it's drawn blood. That's the tradition at any rate.
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:25 AM   #12
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Not to be a total fanboy, but that knife is actually a Himalayan Imports WWII-model. I remember that video on a thread (requires registration, sorry) at BladeForums.com. HI khukuris run the gamut from heavy duty choppers to slick, lightweight choppers, leaving the WWII model right in the middle.

Actually my cleaver was made by Himalayan Imports based on my design. The BirGhorka factory's craftsmen, or "kamis," are adept at big choppers, making cleavers a natural extension.

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Old 01-13-2009, 04:51 AM   #13
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OK, Dr Thunder, I am officially jealous, even though I have one of these as my cleaver:



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Old 01-20-2009, 02:28 PM   #14
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Never saw this type of knife before - interesting video.

I didn't think he did such an efficient and clean job with the salmon.
The knife seemed too thick and stiff for a filleting job.
He was certainly comfortable and skilled in using the knife but
I bet that Martin Yan or Jacques Pepin could have done all the jobs better and faster.
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:26 PM   #15
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I just want to point out that it looks like the video is not real time. It has been sped up. I am not sure if that changes anyone's opinion of how competent he is with that knife (not that speed equals competence).
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:48 PM   #16
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I don't care. He did magic, with that knife.
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:49 PM   #17
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Just curious, what was magic about what he did? He did the same thing that every other cook does every day, but in a sloppy way with a cool looking knife.
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:36 PM   #18
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I think this is supposed to be a fun thread, and not a serious analysis on knife skills...
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:12 PM   #19
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As for persuading the owner, just turning up with one is probably good enough, especially if you start talking to it and then pretending to listen what it says back to you. When the boss is starting to piss me off I start talking to my knives, and then "replying" to the knife "no, no, no, the boss is a nice man we shouldn't do that".

I'm glad I am NOT your boss!
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:31 AM   #20
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I'm glad I am NOT your boss!
You shouldn't say things like that to me. The voices inside my head don't like you.
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