Service no.1 Khukuri Kukri
This Service No.1 Khukuri Kukri is the most common and popular khukuri amongst the Gurkha soldiers. Service No. 1 Kukri is officially issued to Gurkhas in UK Regiment. This Khukuri Kukri Khukuri is provided to all the British Gurkha soldiers during enlistment and is retained by them throughout their army career. Inspected regularly by an officer, this Khukuri Kukri is usually used during Parade and Duty. ars. 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 a 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.
We highly recommend that the wooden parts on all kukri are treated with the appropriate timber oil or wood treatment prior to use to protect and prolong the life of the timber. All of our exquisite Kukri’s are hand-made and as such there will be variations in size, weight, timber color, and other such features that make them unique and distinguishable from machine-made imitations. Buyers must be 18 yrs and over to purchase any knife or sword. Please note that the kukris are shipped directly from Nepal.
Blade Size and Type: 10.5 inches (26cm) and Polished blade.
Handle Size and Type: 5.5 inches (14cm) Buffalo horn fixed blade to handle.
Handle Circumference: 3.6 Inch.
Hardness of steel : spine=22-25 RC, belly=45-46 RC, edge=58-60 RC.
Scabbard: Cotton Covered in buffalo leather.
The scabbard has dubble frogs which are leather loops used to attach to the belt.