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    My son has the Varan which is the smaller brother to the Kamunga. It's a good chopper so I can imagine that the Kamunga must be a great chopper. I wouldn't hesitate to buy one from that line.

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    I really like a khukri. They look good and there are a lot of different styles.
    http://www.gurkhas-kukris.com/ These guys have a lot of good reviews and they make them for the UK military. Fifty bucks buys a lot of knife there too.

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    Condor Condor Condor!

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    If you are going to go with a Condor, which from what I understand are excellent large blade knives, I would order from Ben at Baryonyx Knife Company. He has excellent customer service, and he will inspect your blade and make sure you get a good one. He also provides an extra service on a lot of his merchandise where he will make adjustments and touch up edges to make sure the knife you receive is perfect. I only own one small blade Condor, and I made the mistake of not getting it from Ben. I got a crappy one. Condor's quality control has been suspect in the past, but I think they are trying to work on that now. Cheers!
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    They scaled back new model releases this year to focus on improving quality control and production time.

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    BK2

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    Quote Originally Posted by borego View Post
    BK2
    I have a BK-2 and wouldn't recomend it as a chopper, it just isn't long enough.
    You can snapcut with it by only gripping the back end of the handle, sort of like a leuku, but its still not going to be a good dedicated chopper.

    If you want a Becker, the BK-4 is suposed to be a great chopper, the BK-7 an BK-9 are suposed to be decent too.

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    I'd go with a Kukri. The Kabar heavy Bowie can be used as a chopper-- a little short tho.

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    I picked up an factory second Ontario Kukri off fleebay for under $50 a while back. http://www.ebay.com/itm/ONTARIO-KUKR...item2327683a19 The only flaw I found in mine was a bad grind job on the bevel near the handle. It didn't affect the blade at all, purely cosmetic. I thought it was a pretty food deal for a 1/4" kukri.

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