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Old 21st February 2005, 01:38 PM   #1
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The seller thought this was for cutting rice.
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Old 21st February 2005, 02:22 PM   #2
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Ya, sure ...it's a kerambit...It's hard to imagine it being used to harvest rice. However, as a close combat weapon...that's another story...
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Old 21st February 2005, 02:48 PM   #3
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Well, if you consider an upward thrust that would open certain digestive organs and let the rice that's already been eaten fall out, I suppose you COULD call that harvesting rice, to a certain extent? **grin**
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Old 21st February 2005, 04:07 PM   #4
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Definitely a Korambit. Made for harvesting people who steal rice.
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Old 21st February 2005, 04:48 PM   #5
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Definitely a Korambit. Made for harvesting people who steal rice.


LMRAO!

Have heard it called a korambi or lawi ayam.

Yeah, it's a fighting knife, usually used by the lower classes like our view of a switchblade. One swift unexpected motion and the guy's guts are on the floor! It's an ambush type of attack, not a defensive weapon. Similar to a jambiya in the use of the curved blade, the complaint with straight knives is that it is difficult to get around the protective ribs to deliver a really massive fatal blow, this design solves that problem- the first guthook design!

I've heard there is a small one that Malay and Sumatra women keep in their hair bun (konde). Never seen one of these, sure would buy it if I do!
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Old 21st February 2005, 05:26 PM   #6
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a lawi alam has a straighter and longer blade.
it also harvests rice thieves.

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