11 Inch Hand Forged Blade World War
This is carried by Gurkhas in hand-to-hand combat in the Jungle of Burma during the 2nd World War. It is Historic Kukri. This Khukuri was originated in Nepal but later Indian Gurkha Army applied it. 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.
* Specification of 11 Inch Hand Forged Blade World War Gripper Wooden Handle Kukri: This is handcrafted kukri therefore please note that each one might have slight variations in measurement.
|Material Used||Highly Graded Carbon Steel (car & jeep leaf spring, 5160) for blade. Water buffalo Leather for the Scabbard(outside), Rosewood for the handle, Pinewood for Scabbard (inside), Brass and “Laha” (Nepali Traditional Glue).|
|Blade Size and Type||11inch (30cm) and polished blade.|
|Handle Size and Type||5.5 inch (14cm).|
|Hardness of steel||spine=22-25 RC, belly=45-46 RC, edge=58-60 RC.|