Modern Gurkha Kukhri (spelling) Knife, How to ...

Collect. Kitbash. Customize. Community. Showcasing the Best of Sixth Scale Modeling.

Results 1 to 18 of 18

Thread: Modern Gurkha Kukhri (spelling) Knife, How to ...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    NY/SD
    Posts
    5,917

    Modern Gurkha Kukhri (spelling) Knife, How to ...

    OK ... This "how to" was brought about due to a discussion between Steel Bonnet, PD and myself .
    When I first decided to start customizing action figures (about 4 years ago) there were a few things / topics that I wanted to work on besides , starwars , spetsnaz , cossacks and mongols one of them was Ghurkas .
    My idea was to do various bashes of Ghurkas in different theaters and times .
    As you can tell , I have not finished one yet even though I have stockpiled ebough parts and sculpts for god knows how many Ghurkas .
    (not trying to brag ...Just telling it like it is )

    The first photo is of 2 mods and a stock Khukri from here : http://www.gijoeelite.com/f_category...rPart=GIEW-07G

    The knife with the Strider type handle was made from a Cotwald Kuhkri and the one with the Modern handle was made from a 21c Khukri .
    If you can get your hands on a 21c one ...DO NOT MODIFY IT ! It is perfect .


    The idea behind these mods was for some modern Ghurka Rifles in Afghanistan projects . I searched around on the wed and found that several modern knife manufacturers made/make their own version of the Ghurka Kuhkri knife .

    Ramble ramble ramble .
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Modern Gurkha Kukhri (spelling) Knife, How to ...-1-khukri-jpg  
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    •Winston Churchill•
    OSW Gallery
    BLOG

  2. Remove Advertisements

    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    NY/SD
    Posts
    5,917
    2.

    What you might want to use .

    •Sanding block

    •Emery board

    •Round file

    •Hobby saw

    •Matte black spray paint

    •Metallic paint / brush
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Modern Gurkha Kukhri (spelling) Knife, How to ...-2-tools-jpg  
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    •Winston Churchill•
    OSW Gallery
    BLOG

  4. #3
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    NY/SD
    Posts
    5,917
    3.
    Peel the cheezy belt loop off of the sheath .
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Modern Gurkha Kukhri (spelling) Knife, How to ...-3-peel-jpg  
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    •Winston Churchill•
    OSW Gallery
    BLOG

  5. Remove Advertisements

    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    NY/SD
    Posts
    5,917
    4.

    The Cotswald sheath is HUGE . I used the sanding block (with rough grit) to thin it down and shorten it a little .
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Modern Gurkha Kukhri (spelling) Knife, How to ...-4-sanded-sheath-jpg  
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    •Winston Churchill•
    OSW Gallery
    BLOG

  7. #5
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    NY/SD
    Posts
    5,917
    5.

    Here is a really blurrly and dark photo of the handle aftre the sidess have been sanded flat .
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Modern Gurkha Kukhri (spelling) Knife, How to ...-5-sanded-handle-jpg  
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    •Winston Churchill•
    OSW Gallery
    BLOG

  8. #6
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    NY/SD
    Posts
    5,917
    6.

    This is a comparison photo of a regular knife handle and the Cot's khukhri handle .
    Granted the Khukri handle is supposed to be a little bigger , but DAMN !
    Also a good way to gague how much to shave off .
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Modern Gurkha Kukhri (spelling) Knife, How to ...-6-handle-comparison-jpg  
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    •Winston Churchill•
    OSW Gallery
    BLOG

  9. #7
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    NY/SD
    Posts
    5,917
    7.

    A little more sanding
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Modern Gurkha Kukhri (spelling) Knife, How to ...-8-sanded-2-jpg  
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    •Winston Churchill•
    OSW Gallery
    BLOG

  10. #8
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    NY/SD
    Posts
    5,917
    8.

    Here , a steel round file is used to "notch" the handle .
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Modern Gurkha Kukhri (spelling) Knife, How to ...-9-notches-jpg  
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    •Winston Churchill•
    OSW Gallery
    BLOG

  11. #9
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    NY/SD
    Posts
    5,917
    9.

    Properly "notched" (knife guys ..I know its not the correct term...Please forgive my ignorance).
    Alittle bit more sanding as well .
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Modern Gurkha Kukhri (spelling) Knife, How to ...-12-finished-notches-2-jpg  
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    •Winston Churchill•
    OSW Gallery
    BLOG

  12. #10
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    NY/SD
    Posts
    5,917
    10.

    Here is a super fine dremmel bit used to make a lanyard loop in the end of the handle .
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Modern Gurkha Kukhri (spelling) Knife, How to ...-13-dremmel-bit-jpg  
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    •Winston Churchill•
    OSW Gallery
    BLOG

  13. #11
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    NY/SD
    Posts
    5,917
    11.

    Hole
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Modern Gurkha Kukhri (spelling) Knife, How to ...-14-hole-jpg  
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    •Winston Churchill•
    OSW Gallery
    BLOG

  14. #12
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    NY/SD
    Posts
    5,917
    12.

    Paint junk .

    In this photo the blade has been sanded as well as painted (to sharpen it up as well as remove that ugly gold color paint )with Matte black spray primer
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Modern Gurkha Kukhri (spelling) Knife, How to ...-15-paint-stuff-jpg  
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    •Winston Churchill•
    OSW Gallery
    BLOG

  15. #13
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    NY/SD
    Posts
    5,917
    13.

    Dry brushed with Citidel paints Boltgun Metal .
    If so desired you can "shiny it up" more by using Chainmail or Mithril Silver .
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Modern Gurkha Kukhri (spelling) Knife, How to ...-16-painted-jpg  
    Last edited by Alyasha; 03-19-2004 at 20:30.
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    •Winston Churchill•
    OSW Gallery
    BLOG

  16. #14
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    NY/SD
    Posts
    5,917
    14.

    Here , the sheath has been covered with OPSGEAR British DPM fabric .
    The fabric was applied by smearing Fabri-Tac all over the previously sanded sheath , then wrapping the fabric around the sheath.
    Later ...Add whatever types of little "doo dads" and straps you like .
    I have seen photos of modern 1/1 Ghruka Rifles using thes technique of cammo wraping their Khukri .

    I have NEVER seen one applied in a drop down fashion , but it sems like it would look pretty darn cool .
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Modern Gurkha Kukhri (spelling) Knife, How to ...-18-close-up-jpg  
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    •Winston Churchill•
    OSW Gallery
    BLOG

  17. #15
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    NY/SD
    Posts
    5,917
    15.

    Here is a really bad photo of a really old Ghurka Rifles RTO with his new knife .
    Gonna have to do A LOT of repainting and weathering . Also need to get rid of that WWII sweater .

    Well ... I hope this has been of some help .

    Enjoy .

    Remeber ...If they don't make it ....you might be able to .

    Peace,

    Aly
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    •Winston Churchill•
    OSW Gallery
    BLOG

  18. #16
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    NY/SD
    Posts
    5,917
    D'OH !

    Forgot to add the photo !
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Modern Gurkha Kukhri (spelling) Knife, How to ...-17-ghurka-rto-jpg  
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    •Winston Churchill•
    OSW Gallery
    BLOG

  19. #17
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Singapura
    Posts
    6,423
    Man, Aly. this is DAMN COOL!
    Great tutorial!!! How the heck did I miss it?
    History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce. - Karl Marx

  20. #18
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    2,250

Similar Threads

  1. Weapon | Major Update. WWII & Modern Weapons Collection for 2018 Not For Sale
    By Davinator65 in forum Sixth Scale Action Figure News, Reviews, & Discussion.
    Replies: 136
    Last Post: 05-06-2016, 04:05
  2. Pte. Rai, 1st Batallion, Royal Gurkha Rifles Operation Joint Guardian, Kosovo
    By One Bravo Four in forum Sixth Scale Action Figure News, Reviews, & Discussion.
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 01-31-2006, 16:56
  3. NEW!!! Lt. Brat Farrar 1st Batallion, Royal Gurkha Rifles, Operation: Joint Guardian,
    By One Bravo Four in forum Sixth Scale Action Figure News, Reviews, & Discussion.
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 11-03-2005, 16:13
  4. Modern Gurkha Kukhri (spelling) Knife, How to ...
    By Alyasha in forum Sixth Scale Action Figure News, Reviews, & Discussion.
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 03-25-2004, 13:17

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Modern Gurkha Kukhri (spelling) Knife, How to ...
[X]