11 Inch Gurkha Afghan Gripper blocker Handle Kukri
This kukri is not necessary to all british gurkhas who are in Afghanistan but who like to have this kukri thay can have this. This kukri's handle is quite different from other kukris and is good for working, very comfortable to use. The sheath also matches with Afghanistan environment, so this kukri is very famous like other gurkha kukri. Inspected regularly by an officer, this khukuri (kukri) is usually used during Training and Duty. All Khukuris have two pockets on the back of the scabbard which hold a blunt steel called "chakmak" for sharpening the blade or for striking spark from flint and a little knife known as "karda" used for skinning small animals such as rabbits. The notch (kaura or kaudi) in the blade near the hilt of most khukuris serves as conduit for the blood on the blade to drip out, thus preventing it from soiling the hilt, as well as a device for catching and neutralizing and enemy blade.
This Afghanistan Enduring operation Freedom khukuri (AEOF)(kukri) is most genuine and popular khukuri because the Gurkha soldiers who are in Afghanistan, they can carry this blade. This khukuri (kukri) is new product of Ex Gurkha Khukuri House issue to british gurkha for Afghanistan.
|Material Used||Highly Graded Carbon Steel, Water Buffalo refine Leather for Scabbard(outside) and Rosewood for the Handle, Pinewood for the Scabbard (inside), Laha( Nepali Traditional Glue).|
|Blade Size and Type||11 inch (27.5cm) Handmade and Unpolished blade.|
|Handle Circumference||4.6 inch.|
|Handle Size and Type||4.5 inch (11.25cm) Rosewood full tang with blocker handle.|
|Hardness of steel||spine=22-25 RC, belly=45-46 RC, edge=54-55 RC.|