Friday, September 17, 2010

Hybrid khukuri

This is the work of one of my students under my guidance. It combines a Nepalese khukuri blade with an integral socket handle like those found on Filipino Igorots' blades and on machetes in certain parts of Mexico, a handle construction popularized to a degree in the United States by knifemaker Tai Goo.

The student sread the steel for the handle, but had me roll the socket while he watched the process.

Check out the Youtube video with more pics and details, some forging, and some other projects he's worked on:

His son is working on a machete with a ~20" blade that will also have an integral socket handle.

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