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Why Do Some Karra's Shave The Hair From Your Arm?


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Guest _learner_

Khalsa Jio,

Why do some Karre shave the hair from your arm?? how can you stop this?, is their a certain type of karra. I have a sarbloh round karra but it still cuts the hair!!

Recommended sarbloh karre?

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Guest singh_wannabe

sangat jee,

I have the same problem and its embarassing when a person goes to the gurudwara and the arm looks like its been shaved.....I ave tried all kara's....sarbloh is the worse kara for me because half of my arm looks shaved when i wear it so i bought a steel kara which is still bad but not as worse as sarbloh....should i goto a doctor? is it because my hair are not strong like others? please help

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leaner Ji, I'm sure loads of people have this problem. I also switched to a bigger Karra for a while but it removed hairs so I went back to my old one, if you can find a Sarabloh Karra that is as smooth and flat (not totally circular/tubelike) as possible on the inside it won't remove hair. If the edges are sharp the hair gets cut off, if it's tubelike they "rub" off. I think the size and weight has a big part in the removing of hair.

I'd say get a smooth flat Sarabloh one around 1cm in thickness, not tubelike or with any grooves etc.

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good Question.

ANY REPLIES??

Indeed, I would also like to know.. :gg:

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lool okay... from my experience and from what other people have said, it is not only sarbloh kareh that do this... the main thing that does is the EDGE of the kara... for instance when ur sleeping (this happened to my brother) and ur wearing a kara with a sharp edge it usually shaves ur arms..thing is, u just need to lightly file and smoothen the edges of the kara. lastly it might also be a good idea to smoothen the bottom. my kara (made from saralbloh) is rounded of, this prevents the whole shaving dilema.

although this is not related, lool i heard a good way to get rid of rust is to leave ur kara in a bowl of diluted viniger, then using steel wool rub of the rust. it gets rid of the rust and provides a shiny finish, for kirpans use fine glass paper, no need to soak in viniger loool it wuld probably look like ur trying to put pogh on the viniger.

anywai, i hope this helped, i talk from experience, so other readers, please feel free to correct me,

WJKK WJKF

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My old Kara used to do the same as well. Used to make it look like you'd shaved your arm.

I got some new round sarbloh kara from BOSS stall / Sikhi Camp a few years ago and never had the problem since. So I would recommend them.

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Veer Merao, I have spent a great deal of time studying the Kara. It is very important to us an we must wear it at all times although it can shave hair off us and it can be dangerous when worn in some occupations and in most sports. It can also cause rashes and irritation to the skin.

I have been asked by many Gorray to remove it before a game of Squash, Sparring practice and other sports, on the grounds of health and safety. I understand why but feel I lose some of my identity and my strength when I do so. I still kick their <banned word filter activated> but would like them to know it was by a Sikh. The thing that got to me the most was when I was reffered to as a Muslim! I said I'M A SIKH! He said wheres your bangle? :v1:

This is something I am very passionate about. The Steel Kara and the Gold Kara are not classed as a "Proper Kara" according to many of my Amritari Brothers and Sisters. But they accept that it is a representation of the Sarabloh Karra. The original (and the best) IRON one that Guru Gobind Singh Ji instituted in 1699. The steel and gold Karray are evolutions of the IRON Karra.

The Kara has evolved once more. I have created a Kara that looks like metal, so any Gorra or Muslim or Hindu that sees it, knows he was whipped by a Singh! It is Platinum Cured, (a very expensive but superior method of ensuring it's strength) It can't be broken by just pulling it apart unless you are the Hulk! But it is safe to use in any sport, it doesn't shave your hair, it has been tested in extreme temperatures (sub zero and upto 600 degrees!) It is made from a kind of silicon! NASA has used the same material!

Seriously Brothers and Sisters this is not some cheap wanna be. I feel we should be able to wear the Karra in everything we do. If it can't be, then my SPORTSKARA should be used. I don't ever want it to be bought as a fashion accessory nor as a replacement for the Karra. I'm simply trying to keep our identity and us safe. THE SPORTS KARA IS FOR SIKHS BY SIKHS!

Monty Panesar suffers some discomfort during catching practice so I have sent one to Isher Panesar his Manager. I have had positive feed back about the idea. I hope you can look into this and tell me what you think. I'm here for some feed back but more for a blessing. From the money raised from SPORTSKARA sale, my Gurdwara and Sikh Youth Camp receive a donationWJKK WJKF

www.sportskara.com is under construction but welcomes you very soon.

Gurdave Ricky Singh - Newcastle UK

rick.shabilla@datasms.co.uk if you have any questions.

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_GeordieSikh_ - You asked for feedback so my honest personal opinion would be a thumbs down for the sports kara.

All of our kakaars have spiritual and practical benefits. Having a Silicone kara (albeit with a metallic painted finish) defeats many of the benefits of a sarbloh kara.

I have never had to remove my Kara in my life. I have however often worn a sweat band over it during contacts sports. Now with Maharaaj's kirpa, I have been gifted with 5 kakaar and just as I would not remove my Kirpan to swap it with a silicon/wood/plastic one, neither would I remove my Kara or swap with a silicon/wood/plastic one. However, each to their own and it is a personal choice but that's just my view.

Sorry if I have offended you. I can see your intentions with this product are good so good luck!

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