Product Code: EKH-EGGI-44
Category: Gurkhas Item
Highly Graded Carbon Steel (car & jeep leaf spring, 5160) for blade. Water buffalo Leather for the Scabbard (outside), Buffalo horn for the handle, Pinewood for Scabbard (inside), Brass and & Laha (Nepali Traditional Glue).
Blade Length: 11 inch.
Weight: 1150 gms (Including packaging) .
Price: US $55
This is 11 inch II World War khukuri with VCs picture engraved on the blade. There are altogether 8 Gurkha VCs displayed in the blade on both sides. Each of them has their own valiant story and courageous military action.The names are given as follows, VC Rambahadur Limbu, VC Lachhiman Gurung, VC Gaje Ghale, VC Kulbir Thapa, VC Tulbahadur Pun, VC Agansing Rai, VC Ganju Lama and VC Thaman Gurung. A famous “World War” version is picked for this noble purpose. Since the formation of 1st Gurkha Military unit back in early 19th century many kukri knives have come into limelight and countless legendary tales attached to it. The World War version is one of them and believed to have been used by British Gurkhas towards the end of 2nd world war period. The documented sources do not really point to the fact that it was issued then but because of its more effective size, shape and weight Gurkhas were individually found widely using the kukri during the war torn days. In the hand of these fearless Gurkhas, World War became a formidable and often victorious knife that an opponent had to face against reluctantly. And thus the legend was born which continues to reign even today.
Blade Size and Type : 11 inch (28cm) and polished blade.
Handle Size : 5.5 inch (13cm).
Material Used : Highly Graded Carbon Steel (car & jeep leaf spring, 5160) for blade. Water buffalo Leather for the Scabbard (outside), Buffalo horn for the handle, Pinewood for Scabbard (inside), Brass and & Laha (Nepali Traditional Glue).
Weight : 800gms (28 Oz.Approx).
Thickness Of Blade : 10mm.
Hardness of steel : spine=22-25 RC, belly=45-46 RC, edge=54-55 RC.
Place of Origin : Dharan (Eastern part of Nepal).