15 Inch Gurkha Defender Heavy Duty Jungle Khukuri
This is one of the Heavy Duty Jungle khukuri and EX-GURKHA KHUKURI HOUSE has endeavoured making this khukuri a modification. It is actually the merging of two “Dessert Operation” kukris, the OIFK (Iraq) and OEAFK (Afghanistan).
This is one of theHeavy Duty Jungle khukuri and EX-GURKHA KHUKURI HOUSE has endeavoured making this khukuri a modification. It is actually the merging of two “Dessert Operation” kukris, the OIFK (Iraq) and OEAFK (Afghanistan). Demand for a longer and heavier blade, and requirement for a modification with the superior aspect within both kukris (blade of OIFK and Handle of OEAFK) have created the “Defender” to better the best. The blade’s 15 inches long range coverage backed up by a complete fuller version for strength and performance, unique hand-guard featuring full tang handle and special attractive cream leather scabbard distinguishes the Defender from the rest, defines Defender’s defiance against its invaders. Special handle for combat and use swift and safe. Typical khukuri shaped handle is replaced by EGKH’s exclusive handle where the top front portion is erected from the actual surface/level to protect the using handle, the erected contour will ensure that the holding hand stays restricted within the handle so it can be prevented from slipping towards the sharp edge of the khukuri blade. The design and shape of the handle is crafted to give the best possible and fast handling. The full flat tang goes all the way through the handle, glued to the wooden pieces and further riveted to strengthen the whole fixture. The regular butt cap (pommel) is discarded but the naked tang pops out of the handle where a circular ho. 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, Water Buffalo refine Leather for Scabbard(outside) and Rosewood for the Handle, Pinewood for the Scabbard (inside), White metal and "Laha" ( Nepali Traditional Glue) .|
|Blade Size and Type||15 inch (37.5cm) and Unpolished blade.|
|Handle Size and Type||6 inch (15cm) and Full Tang Handle.|
|Hardness of steel||spine=22-25 RC, belly=45-46 RC, edge=54-55 RC.|