Product Code: EKH-GAEI-05
Category: Gurkha Army Early Issue Kukri
Highly Graded Carbon Steel (car & jeep leaf spring,5160)for blade. Water buffalo Leather for the Scabbard(outside),Buffalo horn for the handle,Pinewood for Scabbard (inside),White metal and “Laha”(Nepali Traditional Glue).
Blade Length: 8 inch.
Weight: 900 gms (including packaging).
Price: US $40
This is the 8 inch blade mini replica version of the kukri 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.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.
Blade Size and Type : 8 inch (20cm) and polished blade.
Handle Size : 4.5 inch (11.25cm).
Overall length : 12.5 inches.
Weight : 700 gms (28Oz.Approx).
Material Used : Highly Graded Carbon Steel (car & jeep leaf spring,5160)for blade. Water buffalo Leather for the Scabbard(outside),Buffalo horn for the handle,Pinewood for Scabbard (inside),White metal and “Laha”(Nepali Traditional Glue).
Hardness of steel : spine=22-25 RC, belly=45-46 RC, edge=54-55 RC.
Complementary : Certificate of Guarantee, Tag, Wrapping Lokta Paper,RGR Cap Bazz.
Place of Origin : Dharan (Eastern part of Nepal).