ButeauFull Chaos 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for guys 1

Gifts for Guys

I often find that choosing the perfect gifts for guys can be a bit of a challenge! But, I found some great ideas that I want to pass along to you! A few of these things have affiliate links, and fewer are products that I received for review. However, I’m only listing items here that I believe truly offer value!

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Unique Gift Idea – A Kukri

Looking for something useful but really unique and fun? Consider gifting your guy with a Kukri! I didn’t really know what a kukri was before, so in case you don’t either – here’s a great explanation from Wikipedia of what the knife is used for:

The kukri is effective as a chopping and slashing weapon. Because the blade bends towards the opponent, the user need not angle the wrist while executing a chopping motion. Unlike a straight-edged sword, the center of mass combined with the angle of the blade allow the kukri to slice as it chops. The edge slides across the target’s surface while the center of mass maintains momentum as the blade moves through the target’s cross-section. This gives the kukri a penetrative force disproportional to its length. The design enables the user to inflict deep wounds and to penetrate bone.

In India the kukri sometimes incorporates a Mughal-style hilt in the fashion of the talwar, but the plainer traditional form is preferred in Nepal.

While most famed from use in the military, the kukri is the most commonly used multipurpose tool in the fields and homes in Nepal. Its use has varied from building, clearing, chopping firewood, digging, slaughtering animals for food, cutting meat and vegetables, skinning animals, and opening cans. Its use as a general farm and household tool disproves the often stated “taboo” that the weapon cannot be sheathed “until it has drawn blood”.

The kukri is versatile. It can function as a smaller knife by using the narrower part of the blade, closest to the handle. The heavier and wider end of the blade, towards the tip, functions as an axe or a small shovel.

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