That’s Not a Knife. This is a Knife.

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Those who scoff at the heroism of characters in books, it is refreshing to see the real life models on which they are based.

A lone soldier, armed with a khukuri knife, is riding a train when it is attacked by 40 robbers. They take jewelry, necklaces, cellphones, laptops–when when they start stripping an eighteen year old girl to rape her, she calls out to the soldier, “Help me, a sister!” and he rises, draws his kukri, kills three and wounds eight, and the others flee. They were armed with swords and (apparently) empty pistols.

His name is Bishnu Shrestha of Baidam. May this name live in glory.

For those of you don’t know what a kukri looks like:

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