Gurkha Historic Kukri
The blade is heavier and more curved then the current Kukri issued to Gurkhas. In the war time, the sight of this formidable Khukuri in the hands of the Gurkha soldiers was enough to bring the enemy at their wit's ends. This Kukri is a very famous knife among tourists and collectors because of the fact that it was actually used by Gurkha soldiers/army during world wars. This Kukri knife played a very significant role in creating the history of the Gurkhas. This Kukri is also great to use for any kind of heavy or light duty. The water poured temper on the blade makes it very strong. The blade is made of highly graded carbon steel (mostly used in railway tracks).The overall length of the blade is 20” while the blade is 1” long. Besides carrying the knife in war time, this blade can be used to chop wood or bone cleaning bushes. 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 (car & jeep leaf spring, 5160) for blade. Water buffalo refined leather for the Scabbard(outside), Rosewood for the handle, Pinewood for Scabbard (inside), White metal and “Laha” (Nepali Traditional Glue).|
|Blade Size and Type||14 inch (35cm) and polished blade .|
|Handle Size and Type||6 inch (15cm)full tang handle.|
|Hardness of steel||spine=22-25 RC, belly=45-46 RC, edge=54-55 RC.|