Product DescriptionSpec of 12" long blade famous Survival Gurkha Kukri Knife: This is handcrafted kukri therefore please note that each one might have slight variations in measurement. Blade size: 12 inches, semi-polished blade Handle size: 5.5 inches full tang dark white sadan wood handle Overall Length: 18 inches from tip of the blade to pommel (Approx). Weight: about 1.75 lbs (28 oz) with blade, sheath & utility knives. Scabbard: Cotton Covered in Buffalo leather Origin: Hand forge at Gurkha Kukri House factory in Dharan city, East Nepal. Blade Hardness: spine: 22-25 RC, Belly: 45-46 RC, Edge: 58-60 RC, Steel General Information about Kukri: The Kukri is the distinctive curved Nepalese knife that is very popular with the Gurkhas & Nepalese people. It is the basic utility knife of the Nepalese people. The Kukri is respected throughout the world for its fearful effectiveness as a close combat knife. It is, similar to a machete, used as utility knife Nepal. It is a characteristic survival blade of of the Nepalese army, the Royal British Gurkhas regiment of British Army, Gurkha regiments of the Indian army, Singapore police and Royal Brunei Guard. Some English speakers refer to this knife as a Gurkha blade or Gurkha knife. The Kukri is effective as a chopping and slashing knife. While most famed from use in the military, the Kukri is the most commonly used multipurpose tool in the fields and homes in Nepal. Its use has varied from building, clearing, chopping firewood, digging, slaughtering animals for food, cutting meat and vegetables, skinning animals, and opening cans.
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