posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 07:42 PM
All Himalayan Imports knives with hidden tangs have peened pommels, as far as I know. It's a very strong method to secure a handle to a knife. I
remember reading that they also use an industrial strength adhesive to keep the handle in place, as an added measure.
For what it's worth, I have a couple of dozen "battle ready" swords, and, most of them utilize the peened pommel for securing their respective
Also, trying before buying is excellent advice.
There's no substitute for actually feeling the heft and dimensions of a given knife, first hand.
Barring that, HI has an excellent return policy, IIRC, and, they will replace the knife if you manage to break it.
Now, this was years ago when I read this, so, you may want to look it up just to make sure.
HI has a sub-forum of it's own over on BladeForums.com in the "Manufacturer's" section. I haven't been there in several years, so, it couldn't
hurt to double check.