Ms, My order arrived today. Magnificent craftsmanship! Truly worth the wait!
Thank you, SSG Cullie Torsell
I would first of all like to extend my sincerest sympathy at this time of loss and pray that you will all draw strength from the Almighty.
I would also like to thank you all for the successful delivery of my Khukri. It has arrived and I am very happy with the product. I sure that I will be ordering more from you in the future.
Sincerely and Namaste
Ms. Apekcha Pradhan,
I wanted to write and let you know how happy I was with my farmX khukuri. I have never owned a hand-forged blade before, let alone one built by such a talented blacksmith. It is everything a good knife should be and I couldn't be more delighted.
I'd gotten used to stamped blades from Pakistan, the dreadful cheap sort with rat-tail handles tack-welded (not even fully welded,) in place with cheap wood or plastic handles that slide on and are held on by a screw on cap. Any good strike and the handle vibrates loose or breaks off. These were, for a long time, the best I could afford on a student's wages, and I looked longingly for years at the $300-$400 imitation khukuri knives sold by various American companies. These were warranted to be tough, solid and durable, with an edge like one hears of in stories -but the price turned me off.
On the advice of a colleague, I decided to look into authentic khukuri knives from Nepal. These, I was assured, were 'the real thing,' the ultra-durable, razor sharp brush-clearing knives that farmers and Gurkha soldiers had depended on for centuries. I went online and found Khukuri House, and to my shock, the prices were about what I'd been paying for the rubbishy knockoff blades. I decided to take a chance and add an authentic khukuri from Nepal to my collection -the first of the khukuri design that I'd owned, in fact.
The knife took awhile to arrive, and while I wondered at first, the revelation that each khukuri is handmade for the person who orders it stunned me. That sort of Old World pride in workmanship is unheard-of in these times and to deal with a company that actually makes something, instead of just ordering in bulk and keeping some huge warehouse, was a remarkable experience. I was lucky enough to find a job in my field shortly after ordering my khukuri, and the staff had no problems changing my address. (There were companies in my hometown that gave more of a hassle!) My khukuri was shipped via a company that required a signature -excellent in these days of mail theft horror stories, and my wife signed for the unusually heavy box.
When the website said '900 grams' I hadn't really thought of what that would mean. Somehow, I was expecting another weak, flimsy blade with a weighty scabbard to make it feel more substantial to gullible buyers. Instead, from the careful packaging with it's charming logo I drew a formidable weapon weighing over a pound, wide as my little finger at the back of the blade and sharp enough to shave with. The tang was flat and full, the riveting tight and perfect. Even the handle was luxurious buffalo horn, the sort knife collectors here pay a fortune for, and carved in a handsome traditional fashion that suits my hand perfectly (and this from the "unfinished" farmX model). My wife tried it, and while the handle doesn't suit her as well, she has requested a khukuri of her own sometime later this year, and I'll be happy to get her one!
But best of all is the strength and durability of the hand-forged steel. I was able to chop through a hardwood tree branch faster than the best axe I've ever owned, to scythe away grass and brush like a weed-whacker and even to trim a hedge to neat perfection, so sharp is the khukuri's blade. It doesn't seem to 'take damage' like weaker steel, and I find myself looking forward to the tasks of garden and trail that I had always dreaded. Even my favorite old machete cannot do what the marvelous khukuri does. I told my father, also an avid woodsman, about my prize and while he didn't quite believe me, I know I need only order him one as a gift and he'll be convinced.
These khukuri are the best brush-clearing blades a man could want, and I intend to spread the word about the amazing quality at Khukuri House to everyone who shares my love of the outdoors, beautiful knives and of fine craftsmanship. I don't think I've ever been more satisfied with a purchase and I can't wait for the next khukuri to arrive.
With great esteem, Michael Arndt
Thank you very much for your nice products I have received from you last week. I am really impressed by the quality. Thank you!
I just recieved the Victor with stand. I am very pleased with everything so much that I will show it off with pride. Thank you so much. I will definitely recomend your knives to others as well.
A big thank you to you all for my three bush craft knives im very Happy , will shop again with you .
Hello, I have recieved the khukuri and am very pleased with it. The workmanship is of a very high quality. I hope the worker who was injured is recovering. Thanks again,
Dear Miss Pradham,
Sorry it took a few days to reply, had to leave town on business. Thank you for sending the tracking information, I really appreciated your timely response. I got my package the other day after getting back home. I am very happy and impressed with the products. The display case makes a great eye catcher in my house. And I look forward to using the other knifes when I go camping, fishing and hunting. Please tell your craftsmen they are doing a wonderful job; their skills is unbelievable. I look forward to doing more business with your company in the future.
Thanks again and Namaste, Phitsadane
Recieved my American Eagle Khukuri, and i am smileing ear to ear.I am totally excited, thank everybody At The Khukuri House, i love the Workmanship, i am already in the process to add more Khukuris. Your Knives are absolutely Great! And the order arrived fast. Thank you again and will be in touch.
my salyani and stand arrived friday the same week as your last mail in fine condition. i have been using it a lot since then, and i am very pleaced with both the balance, weight, and the ability of the knife. sorry i have not written you before. i am very impressed. pleace send all my regards to your workers for their fine job. i will be ordering soon again.
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