1878 Martini Henry mud puppy

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Re: 1878 Martini Henry mud puppy

Postby DoubleD » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:16 am

I see why the shipping is free:

The kukuri is only $99 from Atlanta Cutlery. http://www.atlantacutlery.com/p-737-wwi ... kukri.aspx, same price form IMA http://www.ima-usa.com/product_info.php ... ts_id/2442
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Re: 1878 Martini Henry mud puppy

Postby Niner » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:43 am

Yes...but I'll lay you odds both are the same as these that are $61.99 at Redford which also have free shipping. The ones at Redford are supposed to come from Atlanta Cutlery too....only discription varies in that 9/32 thickness rather than 11/32 from the Atlanta Cutlery advertisement. One or the other is probably a typo if they both come from the same Atlanta Cutlery stash.

The IMA is advertised as longer at 19 inches and has a thickness of 3/8".

http://www.redfordfilms.com/product/AC4 ... Kukri.html

But.... I don't plan on buying one of each to find out how true the discriptions are. :loco:
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Re: 1878 Martini Henry mud puppy

Postby DoubleD » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:34 am

You could be right. I thought I saw the Radford at $130? I now see a WWII kukuri at AC for $69.

When I looked the kukuri's up there were a bunch of different models and a bunch of diffeent prices. Worse than buying a new car.

I wonder if they were a bit like the untouch-uncleaned rifles. Cutting cost to tomove merchandise

IMA and Atlanta Cutlery had an agreement on how the cache items would be marketed. They were sharing the cache. They have now separated. Atlanta Cutlery has started wholesaling to move inventory and IMA has not.

Doesn't matter, we are the winner.
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Re: 1878 Martini Henry mud puppy

Postby Niner » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:02 pm

According to Christian Cranmer's book "Treasure is where you find it", the Windless family, which was a partner in the purchase of the Nepal inventory, is involved in many things, including the movie industry. Probably Bollywood, or however you spell it, but Redfordfilms could very well have a family link. Since set prices are against the common practise in southern Asia there probably isn't any reason, by tradition, why two connected family sources wouldn't offer the same merchandise for different prices. But this is just speculation on my part. I have no idea who owns Redford.

Redford has a California address, but what I got from them came directly from Atlanta Cutlery and Atlanta.

Whatever, like you say, cheaper is better and more likely to encourage us to fork over some money for a pig in a poke.

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