posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 11:56 PM
To the poster who linked to ebay: (i meant to quote you, but I guess I hit reply instead)
Same shape all right. I don't have any use for the laser etching, though. But yes, that's the one I like.
The Khukri has got obvious advantages, just by looking at it. Reminds me of a bill hook, a device used in Medieval europe for lopping limbs off
trees. It was the peasants' favorite weapon in England and France.
I think the forward bend in the blade must really focus the arm's force inside the curve of the cutting edge. I think it would probably work quite
well as an axe for dressing lumber, say putting a point on a stake or tree limb. The blade is thick enough to use as a digging tool, to boot.
If I could only have one tool, I'd probably want that.
But if I could have two, I'd want a game knife and a small axe. The straighter, 90 degreee angle of the axe handle makes it easier to split wood.
Axes are also handy for scraping hides. Any kind of curved blade is a nightmare if you are trying to remove the membrane off the inside of a hide.
I'd want a short, 3 or 4 inch blade for work like that.
It would all depend on the context of your own situation, and what you wanted to accomplish.