posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 09:34 AM
Originally posted by DaddyBare
reply to post by captaintyinknots
Your kukri is nice but you cant flip it over and use it as a hammer...
You don't need an axe to have a hammer. A rock would be just as effective, or even a piece of timber.
it does not double as a wedge... true you can dig with it... but the axe will give you more leverage... I wounder if you use your kukri as a
pry bar will the blade snap???
Depends on the khukri, the Chiruwa Ang Khola from HI is warrantied for use as a prybar, many others have been used as such without breakage, but the
full tang are probably best for this type of task. Most of the khuks are 1/4-1/2" thick, nearly as thick as your hatchet.
The axe wont... can
you use your kukri as a pull-up bar, to lift you into high places...
no, not as a pull-up bar. At least now how I envision you would. However, I can jump higher than I could reach with anything shorter than a fullsize
I suppose, if you have an area with mostly hardwoods, a good axe would be an improvement over a khukri for most people and the khukri can do most all
tasks you could use an axe for better(except maybe heavy chopping). But the khukri makes a more versatile tool for most conditions. Heck, the British
Royal Ghurkas still carry them.
Yes your kukri is nice but an Axe is more versatile
Your axe is nice, but a khukri is more versatile.
Edited to add:
If you carry something that can actually cut through heavy woods rather than chop, you wouldn't need an axe anyway and combining a folding saw or hand
chain saw with a khukri and a smaller knife like the Mora Clipper, for delicate work, you end up with a very balanced tool kit. Anything you would
need the axe for, could be taken care of quicker and more effortlessly with the saw.
I will leave the axe for the Paul Bunions, keep my medium and heavy mauls at home for splitting firewood for my wood stove, and take the more
versatile and lighter khukri/saw/knife combo for the field.
edit on 1-6-2011 by PplVSNWO because: (no reason given)