Show your BIG blade

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Show your BIG blade

New postby James on Tue 06 Feb 2007 20:49

We have the show your knife, show your axe.... now show you BIG blade,

Machete, kukri, golok, parang klewang, saber, leuku, if it is over 9 inches, just show us pictures !

Valiants, parang borneo, baiwan, golok , golok SGM, golok hitam
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Khukuri house
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Parang nabur
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Parang lading
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Golok cicceruh
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Same + Unique white horn golok
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New postby James on Tue 06 Feb 2007 21:01

Hi gelbu special
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HI angkhola chiruwa
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Some of my kukris
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New postby Hogar on Tue 06 Feb 2007 21:57

Wow, amazing collection.

I have only one big blade to show you :boohoo:

Handmade by myself.
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New postby kolekojot on Tue 06 Feb 2007 23:17

Another Handmade blade from Serbia..

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New postby James on Wed 07 Feb 2007 12:49

Tora tin chirra
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Tora angh khola
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Tora special forces modified
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Tora officer
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New postby Jimbo on Thu 08 Feb 2007 04:10

This Bolo Camp from Valiant is probably the biggest which gets used frequently..
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If I need more than that, then I get out the big axes.
The Klewang Sumbawa gets some use, too, and I guess it's about the same weight.
It's the bottom one in this picture:
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Less brutal in terms of sheer weight - but making up for that in sheer effectiveness of design is the parang. I doubt that I could consider anything more elegant or more dangerous to use. Even the carved handle with face is a marvel since it's actually comfortable. I was along the trail once when suddenly everything went very quiet, which is never a good sign around here. It was very comforting to have the parang then!
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All in all, though, it's the Survival Golok XL which really gets most of the use and does most of the work. A person has to more worrying about actually dragging away what gets cut down, than what that blade won't cut.
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New postby James on Fri 09 Feb 2007 20:39

the mighty potong
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and his fiend, the golok bengkulu
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New postby James on Sun 18 Feb 2007 15:52

The tora sherpa sirupate, here in "old" finish (ferric chloride etched + steel wool cleaned.
It is a long, very long mean kukri , brilliant!
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The tora "camping kukuri" very light, I just LOVE it ! for the price, unbeatable!. I'll give it a workout when I have time, probably during next hols.
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New postby Steve284 on Sun 18 Feb 2007 19:52

Mine.
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New postby James on Tue 20 Feb 2007 18:38

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New postby James on Sun 11 Mar 2007 18:03

old wood.
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here with a potong.
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a cold day!
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playing in the woods. It is a good blade.
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Higher in the forest, No. I did not fell this tree...
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New postby James on Wed 21 Mar 2007 12:25

I am in the making of an in depth article on valiant,, so I took some LOTS OF pictures:

enjoy!

pamor SG
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XS horn G
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Standard G
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OOK Pamor G
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Combo G
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Bengkulu G
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SGL
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SGM
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OOK G
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Loka G
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Pamor Cikeruh 2 G
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Pamor Lading P
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Borneo P
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OOK Cepot G
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OOK Pamor bowieImage

Pamor Nabur P
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Potong G
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Pamor Bendo
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Pamor mini kerambit
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Pamor Naga G (old version, MUCH better looking!)
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Batik
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That the only non valiant, it is the tanto I made.:beer1:
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JM's Bushcraft knife
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New postby sencaus on Wed 21 Mar 2007 22:33

An imposing collection Jean-Marc! Some peaces, if not all of them, are really work of the art.

This knife with the high-polished buffalo-horn handle, shown on the last photo, looks like a great little knife. What is the handle lenght?
I'm also wondering, is the Valiant knife project still alive or we should forget all that thing?

Thanks.
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New postby James on Thu 22 Mar 2007 08:51

I cut the discussion about the bushcraft knife into a new thread
http://outdoors.magazine.free.fr/forums/vie ... 4817#54817
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New postby James on Sun 25 Mar 2007 09:10

golok profile by cliff samps
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New postby le.freak on Sun 25 Mar 2007 17:20

OK, let´s see what I can contribute to this. Big Blades are not really my favourite as you will see in the last 3 knives

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my big kitchen knives. The one on the right I got as a present, the left is an Ontario, in The middle a big Otter. All are meat processing knives, but I only use them for Pineapples and to slice bread.

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Utility Golok and Sheffield "Snake Brand" Bowie with sambar stag scales.

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Ontario low budget 18" machete and Survival Golok (L?)

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Utility Golok, Busse Natural outlaw first version (Yes, I own a Busse knife), Heiko Häss Barracuda, Manuel Wenger "neck" knife.

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Gerhard Wieland steel-only knife, WM1.

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Friedjof Güttler Blade, red coloured bone handles.

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... next to a Victorinox Swiss Army Knife :-D
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New postby ShotGun Jesus on Sun 25 Mar 2007 23:36

Nice colection man! i have a question. the snake brand, is that sheath of your desing and manufature? and is it whelted or is it rawhide stitch or what? plz PM me with your response, thanks

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New postby le.freak on Mon 26 Mar 2007 17:17

No clue of what the leather is, but it is wrapped around the original sheath and then stitched. So there´s the original "cheap" sheath inside.

It´s not by me but someone else on the http://www.messerforum.net, who did it just to hide the original sheath.
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New postby ShotGun Jesus on Tue 27 Mar 2007 06:12

oh, i see ok, thanks.
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New postby BKoesoemo on Wed 04 Apr 2007 08:51

Hi I'm new here..

As an Indonesian, I'm really impressed with the goloks collection you guys have here...
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New postby James on Wed 04 Apr 2007 09:39

Oh a real indonesian ! Welcome to OMF ! I love the goloks ! please show us some more ;-) ;-)
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New postby ShotGun Jesus on Wed 04 Apr 2007 10:37

HERE, HERE! as many more as posible please!
And a warm welcome to you friend, enjoy!
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New postby BKoesoemo on Thu 05 Apr 2007 01:07

Thanks for the welcome,

I wish I have something to share. I'm still searching for a good one, or two, or three... Goloks made by so many local people here, so quality varies greatly, from crap to excellent. The only one I have so far, unfortunately, is a crap. But I know one place near my hometown where people make good golok, I wonder if Valiant makes their blades there, at least some of them. I’ll go there on my next vacation.

To be honest, you guys make me appreciate a good quality golok, I have been ignoring them since, like I said, the quality varies greatly, so I tend to see them as disposable things.
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New postby James on Mon 09 Apr 2007 20:13

Yep, good golok or good parang are real valuable tools. There is an article on Valiant in the Magazine.
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Re: Show your BIG blade

New postby grey_wolf on Tue 12 Jun 2007 15:37

The one and only: the Martindale Paratrooper[img][/img] :bow:
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Re: Show your BIG blade

New postby boaty on Thu 12 Jul 2007 12:26

Three kukri from Tora

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Top is the Sherpa Sirupate; middle is the M43; bottom is the Special Goorkha Army

All three obviously kukri, but are so different in how they handle
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Re: Show your BIG blade

New postby James on Thu 12 Jul 2007 14:26

superb, hey, is that one of the recent sherpas ?
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Re: Show your BIG blade

New postby boaty on Thu 12 Jul 2007 14:41

Yeah, from the latest DOD on the Tora forums, very fast and light in the hand

It's taught me good kukri technique too - when I get it right it'll cleanly cut a single sedge stalk, with a nice ring, or effortlessly through a 5cm branch :wow:
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Re: Show your BIG blade

New postby James on Thu 12 Jul 2007 15:12

mmmmmm :naughty: i'll be watching ;-)
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Re: Show your BIG blade

New postby flexo on Fri 03 Aug 2007 10:03

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