Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Jake38, Feb 13, 2019.
I find these knives to be very aesthetically pleasing. What are your favorite kukri knives?
I have the Ka-Bar:
Has good heft to it, makes easy work of chopping kindling. I say have, but maybe I should say "had", since my younger son has laid claim to it...
I like the knives from Himalayan Imports. Their villager khukuri is about perfect for field and kitchen at about one pound and 16".
I have a Indiana Jones one.
This Jason Knight keyhole construction kukri is pretty fantastic.
I think the blade shape is fantastic. I cut my teeth on a Cold Steel model back in 2001ish. Found Himalayan Imports in '02 and haven't really looked back. In short, the modern versions are viable tools and weapons. Thick, thin, super steel, epoxy coated blades, or rubber handles. All just fine. However, i prefer the real deal and will go with an HI.
I have a cheap Chinese Camp USA brand kukri type knife with a 9" blade and I'm guessing its 420 SS but this pos preforms well.
I look forward to getting a better knife with this style of blade.
The Ka-Bar Combat Kukri looks pretty good.
I received this one from my brother quite a few years ago and I think he got it originally from Atlanta Cutlery.
Wow, timely post. I just ordered the Iraqi Freedom model from Gurkha House. Can't wait to see how it measures up. 11 inch blade, 16" oal. Full tang.
This kukri is design for those army who are serving in iraq. The blade shape is similar to the kukri used during the second world war by Gurkhas. The kukri has got full "angkhola" version of blade for the reduction of unnecessary weight of the blade. The kukri has got famous " panawal "version of handle which makes this kukri real functional blade. The kukri is not highly polished to maintain level of water temper stable on the edge. Highly used of machine decrease strangeness of the edge. Aluminum rivets are used to strong fixing of the handle. handle has got grip on the handle for the maximization of force on the blade. so this kukri is real working blade. This kukri can be used to cut wood, firewood, meat, bone, clearing bushes etc. The Kukri Specifications:
This is handcrafted knife therefore please note that each one might have slight variations in measurement.
* Blade Hardness: Spine:22-25 RC, Belly: 45-46 RC, Edge: 58-60 RC, Steel Type: 5160 Car Spring
* Blade size & Type: 11.00Inches (27.94cm) Hand made, Highly Grade Carbon Steel, semi-polished Blade.
* Handle size: 5.00Inches (12.7cm) full tang handle made of Sadhan wood.
* Overall Length: 16.00 inches (40.64cm) from tip of the blade to pommel of the handle .
* Weight: 1.98lbs or 35.27Oz (900 grams) Approx, Blade and Sheath
* Scabbard: Cotton Covered in Buffalo Leather.
* Origin: Dharan, East Nepal
I hope you enjoy your traditional khuk @JeffG
They are addicting.
Gurkha House makes a fine product. I don't like some of there marketing shenanigans, but that's pretty common for the region for how things are done.
Once you get your khuk, let use know how you like it. There are several of us here who have been dabbling in these bendy knives for a long time, and there are a plethora of makes and models to branch out toward.
I have a dozen or so khukuris from HI. This M43 is my favorite.
I gave my 17" M43 to my little brother a couple years ago. Even though he is 4" shorter and 70lbs lighter, I prefer the utility of the 15" version. Just so dang handy. He doesnt seem to mind the weight. Then again, he's 18 years old. I'm 38 with a couple of jammed vertebrae
HI 16.5" WWII is my favorite kuk, and was my favorite knife until I could help design my own.
This is the KBAR version. A friend got hold of several of these and gave me one. The best place I could find for it is zip tied onto the front of my 4 wheeler- makes a good brush/small tree cutter. Came in real handy this fall riding around and brushing in blinds before deer season.
I picked up a couple of Bhojpure Kukris from IMA some years ago.
Basic fighting blades from over a century ago.
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