14 Inch World War GI1 Kukri
The blade is heavier and more curved then the current Kukri issued to Gurkhas. With its origin in Nepal this Worl War or Dehradoone Khukuri(kukri) was later imitated by the Indian Gurkha army in Dehradoon during World War II. Its popularity was such that Nepal could not meet the increasing demand hence Dehradoon took over and started producing it in a large scale. This is how this World War Khukuri (kukri) got its name "The Dehradoone Khukuri" also. This World War khukuri (kukri) has one of the most beautiful shaped due to more curvness in the front part of the blade. It is slightly larger than the current issue. As it is because it was more in use in the World War Days. 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 (car & jeep leaf spring, 5160), Water Buffalo Leather for Scabbard(outside) and metal for the Handle, Pinewood for the Scabbard (inside), Laha ( Nepali Traditional Glue).|
|Blade Size and Type||14 inch (35 cm) Handmade Unpolished blade.|
|Handle Circumference||3.5 Inch.|
|Handle Size and Type||5.5 inch (14cm) Metal fixed lade Handle.|
|Hardness of steel||spine=22-25 RC, belly=45-46 RC, edge=54-55 RC.|
|Upper Spine||2.1 Inch.|