This is another "standard Issue" blade for the British Gurkha Army to participate on ceremonial functions and regular parade. . This khukuri is issued to all British gurkha soildiers during enlistment and is retained by them through their arm career. This must have worn weapon on parade and on function is also regularly inspected by an officer.The blade of this Khukuri(kukri) is made up of leaf steel and the handle is made up of buffalo horn and metals. The Khukuri is carried in a scabbard which is a wooden frame covered with leather and has protective metal cap over the tip. The scabbard has two pockets to hold the two tiny knives tucked behind it. Karda: A small knife, its main purpose is to cut small things and also work as a skinning knife. Chakmak: A sharpener, the main purpose of this Chakmak is to sharp the Khukuri (kukri) and maintain the sharp edge of the Khukuri (kukri). It can be used as a flint maker also. The Notch (Kaura) in the blade near the hilt of most Khukuri (kukri) serve as a conduit for the blood on the blade to drip out thus prevents it from soiling the hilt, as well as a device for catching and neutralizing an enemy blade. This khukuri (kukri) measures 15” with the handle and which has a 10.5” long blade. The weights of the khukuri with scabbard is 700 grams(approxmately).During various Function the Soldiors shows various Art and skills . It is useful for Gifts as well.
Blade Made Material : Made of Highly Graded Carbon Steel
Steel Category: A grade leaf spring steel (from car or jeep 5160)
Hardness of Steel: Spine 25 Rc, Midpoint of the belly 45 Rc, and the edge 55 Rc.
Handle Made Of: Made of Buffallo Horn
Scabbard made Of: local yak Natural Hide/Leather (Outside) and Pine wood (Inside)
Made by: Handmade
Wet. with scabbard: 750 Grams
Blade Length: 10.5 Inch
Total Length: 15 Inch