World War Khukuries
Gurkha soldiers who have participated various war in the history; also have fought as part of the British army in many major campaigns since including the World War I, in the jungles of Malaya and Burma during World War II and were also part of the British Task Force which took back the Falklands following the Argentine invasion in 1982 with sharp Khukuris. Since that Khukuri/Kukri is one of the objects selected as having made an impact on the history of the world. The knife has come to define the Gurkhas as a unique and respected fighting force. Khukuri/Kukri - a curved knife, commonly used by hill farmers in the Himalayas for years - has become synonymous with the Gurkha soldiers from Nepal. It is the emblem of the Gurkha regiments in the British army and is a symbol of the Nepalese nation. In the close-hand combat, the Gurkhas' weapon of choice was the kukri to quell the mutiny and capture the Mogul emperor.
Made by the Nepalese Kami clan of blacksmiths, an average kukri is 10-15 inches in length with a steel blade and a wooden, bone or metal curved handle. Its compact size means less metal is used in its manufacture than a conventional sword. Though the earliest record of a kukri goes back to 1627 but the design has not changed over the centuries except its size and weight, World war khukuries/Kukris are perfect balance of weight allowing the full force of movement to be translated into the blade. KM here,presents, various models of world war khukuris including World war I and II.