12 Inch Gurkha Afghanistan Camoflas Kukri
This khukuri (kukri) is new (Current) product of Ex-Gurkha Khukuri House issue to british gurkha for Afghanistan.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 kukrisand 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.This Afghanistan khukuri (kukri) has Recruiting Years and Country's name engrave on the left side of the blade(Affghanistan Enduring 2009). This engraving on the blade started because in the olden days the Gurkha Soldier used to forget their enlistment year due to too many wars.. 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.
|Material Used||Highly Graded Carbon Steel, Arms cloth for Scabbard(outside) and Indian Rosewood for the Handle, Pinewood for the Scabbard (inside), Brass and "Laha" ( Nepali Traditional Glue).|
|Blade Size and Type||12 inch(30cm) and Unpolised blade, Handmade.|
|Handle Size and Type||6 inch (15cm) and Full Tank blade handle.|
|Hardness of steel||spine=22-25 RC,belly=45-46 RC,edge=54-55 RC.|