If you live in North America this is also a great time to buy a vintage military kukri.
Collectors in England have long had access to some very nice knives due to that countries long running military alliance with Nepal. Most of what was seen here were either British pattern military knives brought back by US servicemen at the end of WWII or items made for secondary markets and the tourist trade.
Two of the automakers’ most popular models, the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima mid-size sedans, are not involved.
Fuel economy for the Hyundai Elantra, a compact model that was named Car of the Year at last year’s Detroit Auto Show, will be reduced by one mile per gallon.
The Illustrated London News from Saturday, February 22, 1908. Their easily recognizable form, extensive mythology and unique history insures that they appeal to number of different market segments.
Nearly a million owners of Hyundais and Kias will get rebates after the two companies were caught overstating fuel economy on late made autos by between one and six miles per gallon, depending on the vehicle.
The South Korean manufacturer will give owners debit cards to reimburse them for the extra money they are spending for fuel. Environmental Protection Agency, which monitors the fuel economy tests by automakers,” reported the LA Times.
The amount will vary by the model, amount driven, and location of owner. “Consumers rely on the window sticker to help make informed choices about the cars they buy,” said Gina Mc Carthy, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation.
“EPA’s investigation will help protect consumers and ensure a level playing field among automakers.” “The Korean automakers, which are siblings, and share automotive components and testing, said they had overstated fuel economy ratings for about 900,000 vehicles, or 35% of the 2011-13 model year vehicles sold through Wednesday.” CNN reported that: Mileage figures on most labels will be lowered by one or two miles per gallon, according to the EPA.
This image, more than any other, cemented the reputation of the kukri as a fearsome weapon in the imagination of the western reading public. New projects are always a learning experience, and one of the things that I have found most surprising here at Kung Fu Tea has been the persistent popularity of the one post which I wrote on the Nepalese kukri as a modern combat knife. Military collectors appreciate the role that they played in the hands of British and Indian Gurkhas during WWI and WWII.
Students of ethnic weapons appreciate their beautiful aesthetic and sheer variety.