The Gurkha are a Nepalese people who have provided recruits for the British and Indian armies since the early 19th century. The Gurkha Regiment saw duty in both world wars and the Falklands War, and were part of the IFOR in Bosnia. The regiment's standard equipment still includes the traditional Gurkha kukri, which is used as a cutting weapon and a tool.
Our kukri is produced to official government specifications on size, form and weight. It comes from the forge that began making weapons for the British Army in 1943. This variant has a straight, narrow fuller from the grip to the curve of the black, and a very wide, flat notch ("angkhola") behind it. The blade was forged by hand from carbon steel, and has typical cut outs that symbolize the goddess Shiva's trident. It has a full tang, which is riveted to the brass pommel end.
This Gurkha kukri includes a wooden scabbard covered with black buffalo leather and a brass chape. At the back, there are two pockets for the smaller accompanying knives, the karda and chakmak. The holder for the belt loop is removable as required.
Total length: 41.5 cm
Blade length: 30 cm
Grip length: 12.5 cm
Weight: 0.63 kg
Blade thickness (base): 5.5 mm
Blade width (base): 4.0 cm
Blade width (base): 5.5 cm
Point of Balance (PoB): 4.5 cm
Length of karda and chakmak: 15.5 cm
Price QualitySim Avery very nice blade. decent edge and lively construction. The sheath isn't a perfect fit. the blade rattles slightly and isn't as snug as I'd hoped. But its a small minor and the blade is the center piece. I would definitely recommend.
Price QualityTony EThis is a quality product. Very impressive all round. Aesthetically pleasing, too nice to be used as a tool. I wanted it for a specific event, to be worn with other Gurkha attire. It suits my purpose perfectly... and after the event, I think I'll just hang it on the wall above my fireplace, and simply look at it for the longest time. Thank you Southern Swords, it's all good.
Price Qualitychrisive only gave the Quality a 3 because the handle is very very thick way to thick and i dont have small hands. So id find it hard to belive that people from Nepal (Indian gurkhas ) that are known to have small hands could wield this brute. But it is a brute and well made the blade seems very strong. but once again the sheath lets it down again way too lose but that can be fixed by inserting and glueing thin leather inside or if you tilt the the sheath the blade would fall out