t.darrah inspired kukri GAW

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  1. Primordial

    Primordial MOA #40

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    It seems to be GAW madness that's happening here on BCUSA so I'm going to kick off a GAW t.darrah style.

    Up for grabs is this kukri. It's an Assam Rifles issue piece. The Assam Rifles is the oldest paramilitary unit in India and was originally formed during the British empirical days. http://www.assamrifles.gov.in/newwindow.html?2030

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    I'm looking to recruit 3 BCUSA members with supporter status to take this blade out and put it through it's paces.

    Each member should have the blade for at least one good outing where this knife should be used for shelter building and fire craft, along with what ever other clever ideas the recruits come up with. Be creative and come up with interesting tasks. Examples may include the sacrificial beheading of a water buffalo for a crazy AWOL Colonel, fighting your way out of a zombie infested mall, chopping your way out of a Volkswagen beetle or making a PB&J sammich. You get the picture. You do not need to pull an overnighter, but your shelters must be worthy of something that you would want to sleep in.

    PM ME WITH YOUR PLANNED OUTING DETAILS

    Pass-around Challenge Rules;
    1) Must be forum member with Supporter status!
    2) Must agree to post bushcraft challenge outing report(s) with pictures and or videos.
    3) Must agree to ship the knife to next participant in good condition (clean, sharp and ready to use) and cover the cost of insured shipping (the knife must be mailed out by the next of each month).
    4) Agree to participate in scoring. Scoring based on quality of Challenge report(s) posted.
    5) Best score gets the blade.

    I hope all who participate make interesting and entertaining contributions to this forum.

    1. @Muleman77

    2. @Winterhorse

    3. @CivilizationDropout
     
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  2. Muleman77

    Muleman77 Hobbyist Hobbyist

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    That's a looker!
     
  3. gohammergo

    gohammergo I like sharp things.... Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Way to go @Primordial ! Awesome idea. You should do a report with it too.
     
  4. Broke

    Broke I found my hat! LB #1 of 42 Supporter Bushclass I

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    Very cool!
     
  5. Primordial

    Primordial MOA #40

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    I can't, because my report would be the BEST and no one else would win it. :18::18::18::18::18::p:p:p:p:p:rolleyes:
     
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    Cool idea for a giveaway, I like it.
     
  7. t.darrah

    t.darrah Supporter Supporter

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    Like stated earlier, the forum will step up to fill the void. Good on you Primordial!



    t.darrah WHO?
     
  8. MrFixIt

    MrFixIt Old Jarhead LB#42 Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Outstanding!
    And for those who don't think that the Kukri is a viable woods tool...

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    Love the looks & curves of a kukri. Wish I had the time to give this beauty a proper testing. I may need to look into clearing a section of the calendar :33:
     
  10. CivilizationDropout

    CivilizationDropout -MOA #17- Supporter Bushclass I

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    Outstanding.

    I look forward to this!
     
  11. Simplejack

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    Id be in but im moving to ft rich ak. I have to find a hoise and everything else. Ill have time for @Broke junglass passaround unless its later on in the year.
     
  12. BalsamFur

    BalsamFur Not a duck Supporter

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    Anyone notice that the avatars of @t.darrah and @Primordial kinda look alike now?
     
  13. mtnoutdoors

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    Awesome knife not in on this one. What a really cool GAW thank for doing this.
    Who ever wins well be blessed with a beautiful knife. Prov 27 : 17
     
  14. PauperoftheBush

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    Im a BIG fan of kukris. I only have one and it tops any machete any day in my book! Very generous of you. Somebody is goin to be very lucky!
     
  15. Primordial

    Primordial MOA #40

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  16. Bushcraft-kelso

    Bushcraft-kelso Am are Hobbyist Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    Bushcraft-kelso Am are Hobbyist Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    I gotta sit this one out @Primordial I just had the Junglas for a week I gotta catch back up on my Kelso stuff for a bit.. but good luck everyone!!
     
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    Okay!
    I will do my best to do my best to figure out how this blade works.
    Thanks, I’ve never held one let alone put one through it’s paces.
     
  19. Muleman77

    Muleman77 Hobbyist Hobbyist

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    I'm looking forward to this as well. Its a cutting tool I've never put any time into actually using, I've only held one a few times. Going to be fun!
     
  20. Primordial

    Primordial MOA #40

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    Only 2 members have motivational interest in getting a free chopper and having an excuse to get into the bush to have some fun cutting stuff???

    BUMP!
     
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    ArmyMacE Husband, Father, Skills Practitioner Supporter

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    Very generous of you @Primordial


    I would love to try out a Ghurka style Kukri... to many obligations to catch up on though, with a whole bunch coming at the same time.

    Better get in on this folks while you can!
    Looking forward to the results and reports!


    Thanks,

    Jarrod
     
  22. Primordial

    Primordial MOA #40

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    You would have been an awesome contender!
     
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    CivilizationDropout -MOA #17- Supporter Bushclass I

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    BUMP!!

    Come on boys! All he needs is one!
     
  24. CivilizationDropout

    CivilizationDropout -MOA #17- Supporter Bushclass I

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  25. Primordial

    Primordial MOA #40

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    I hope to get the blade sent out this upcoming week if all goes well.
     
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    CivilizationDropout -MOA #17- Supporter Bushclass I

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    Well since I'm following @Muleman77 and @Winterhorse, I guess I need to change my name to something like >>

    CaballoDroppedout;
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    ChavDrafthorse;
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    SwampDonkey;
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    Muleman77 Hobbyist Hobbyist

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    Yeah, no question swamp donkey is the clear winner!!
     
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  29. MrFixIt

    MrFixIt Old Jarhead LB#42 Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    I was thinking more along the lines of swamp jack wait, whut!?

    :4:
     
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    Primordial MOA #40

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    The Kukri has shipped! Get ready @Muleman77 !

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    Muleman77 Hobbyist Hobbyist

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    Did you apologize to it first? :D

    Cause I've got plans..............
     
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    Primordial MOA #40

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    I just deleted what I really wanted to type :16:, so all I say is this....GO FOR IT!
     
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    Muleman77 Hobbyist Hobbyist

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    Well, here we go!

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    This gets my vote too.
     
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    Primordial MOA #40

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    BUMP FOR ACTION STATUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    It's about time to move this along, but it sure has been fun to play with. I got a lot of pics of it doing things, and need to put it all together but here's a couple. It's some kind of stainless, and pretty tough.
    After doing this to a few pieces......
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    For an armload of hard dry oak, I walked down to the garden, and easily did this without a touchup. That's a green zebra mater, and a 4th of july.
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    The little guys are less good steel.......
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    Don't worry I bent it right back with my fingers.......
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    The brass hammer left its mark on the final step, but its strait now........
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    Just a preview, until I make time to put a real report together.

    :)
     
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    Primordial MOA #40

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    LOOKING FOR ACTION UPDATE!!!!!!!!!
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    WHERE ARE WE AT @Muleman77 ??!!
     
  38. Winterhorse

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    It’s on it’s way to me. As I said I have never even held one in my hand so I have no idea what to expect.
    Hopefully I can allow the tool to teach me how to use it. It must be an efficient design or it wouldn’t have lasted in this shape for centuries.
    Looking forward to either learning something totally new or making a fool of myself. I can live with either.
     
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    Where's the ACTION ???
    Still looking for the knife.
     
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    Primordial MOA #40

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    Greetings,

    I am eager to follow the kukri's escapades. I hope it didn't get lost in the mail. :(

    Regards,

    Christos
     
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    Muleman77 Hobbyist Hobbyist

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    It's not lost. it took a trip out and back however......I am told it came back to sender (mrs muleman) about a week ago!

    I'm still not home, but its there. I'm almost there. I will check the address, and send it again. It may have been a mistake in translation, not sure.
    None of these delays would have been long, or happened at all were it not for me being away so long this season, sorry about that!
    :)
     
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    Good!
    Looking forward to it!
    I have an outing planned for weekend after next.
     
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    First time seeing this, I just ordered a cold steel one for a buddy, hope it's as decent as that one! As you young even I had one that had to of Been around 3 foot. It was dirt cheap but cut brush great lol
     
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    It has arrived!
    This is a shot of it next to my EDC.
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    Dang! I owe a review. I’ll do that as soon as I can.
     
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    Primordial MOA #40

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    @Muleman77 also has not put in his review yet. It can be your choice to put a review now, or wait until @CivilizationDropout finishes his time with the blade and then every one can start posting their action once he is done.
     
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    I'm going to be a kukri basket case this weekend.
     
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