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They sell 'em, that are actually worth a flip, for from around 40 bucks up to a few hundred.

BUT, with the "stippled engraving" on the blade, and the fancy sheath with NEPAL on it, I would tend to believe that is "tourist junk", and is designed more to put on the wall to look pretty, than to actually be used for cutting something.
 

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see if it's full tang, partial tang,or just rat tail tang.

the cheapies are usally rat tail tang. IE.. the blade past the hilt tapers off to a small rat tail piece.

partial tang can be ok.. full tang are the best.
 

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Naw,the traditional khukri has a rat tail tang(look it up,really!) and most of the Nepal knives will take a good edge.Bit fancy for chopping wood,veggies,brush(main use in Nepal,it's a agricultural implement/utility knife first,weapon second),but should do well.
 

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Yeah, definately looks touristy. I would guess it is in the $40 range. But it does look neat.
 

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MY friends knife would cleanly cut 2-3'' thick rope all day long. His was for use for sure. Cold Steel used to make one too that would take a beating and still be sharp.
 
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