Gurkha Mini Iraqi

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Iraqi Operation Freedom khukuri (kukri) is most genuine and popular khukuri because the Gurkha soldiers who were in Iraq, they can carry this blade.
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This khukuri (kukri) is new (Current) product of Ex-Gurkha Khukuri House issue to british gurkha for Iraq. This kukri not necessary to all british gurkhas who were in Iraq but who like to have a kukri thay can have & carry this kukri. This kukri handle other kukri then different for working very comfortable & sheath also matching with Iraq enviormant,so this kukri is very famous like other gurkha kukri. Inspected regularly by an officer, this khukuri (kukri) is usually used during Traning and Duty. This is same version kukri with 8" Blade. 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.

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Material Used Highly Graded Carbon Steel, Water Buffalo Leather for Scabbard (outside) and rosewood for the Handle,Pinewood for the Scabbard (inside), whitemetal and "Laha" (Nepali Traditional Glue).
Belly 5cm
Blade Size and Type 8 inch (20.32 cm) Handmade Unpolished blade.
Handle Circumference 4 inch
Handle Size and Type 4.5 inch (11.43cm) rosewood full tang Handle.
Hardness of steel spine= 22-25 RC, belly= 45-46 RC, edge= 58-60 RC.
Lower Spine 3mm
Upper Spine 10mm
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