Introducing our Large Gurkha Kukri knife, a traditional Nepalese blade known for its distinctive inward curve. This versatile tool doubles as a utility and combat weapon, and remains a staple among the Nepalese people. The Gurkha Kukri holds a significant place in many military forces worldwide, including the Royal Gurkha Rifles of the British Army and various Indian Army regiments, earning it the well-recognized English names of “Gurkha blade” or “Gurkha knife”. This multifaceted knife is not just a weapon; it's a potent symbol appearing in Nepalese heraldry and used in numerous cultural rituals.
Our Gurkha Kukri knife is expertly crafted from pattern-welded Damascus steel, which is a meticulously heat-treated, folded carbon steel. The blade's formation involves a complex process of folding 11 pieces of steel five times, resulting in 352 layers. This creation technique yields a blade that perfectly balances hardness and durability, boasting a Rockwell hardness rating between 55 and 56 HRC.
The high-carbon Damascus steel we utilize contains layers of 1095 steel, the highest content carbon steel used in swords. This layered composition enables the sword to maintain a sharp edge while demonstrating the strength and flexibility to endure robust impacts. This quality is what makes Damascus steel perfect for sword creation.
Our Gurkha Kukri knife is paired with a handle fashioned from sage and hickory wood and enhanced with brass bolsters, providing an excellent grip and aesthetic appeal. A protective leather sheath accompanies the knife, making it easy to store and carry.
- Handle Material: Sage and Hickory Wood
- Overall Length: 21"
- Rockwell Hardness: 55-56 HRC
- Layers: 352
- Sheath: Leather
- Blade Material: Damascus steel
- 6 Pieces of Carbon Steel #43 and #40
- 5 Pieces of High Carbon Steel 1095
- Folding Process: 1st Fold- 11x2=22 Layers 2nd Fold- 222=44 Layers 3rd Fold- 442=88 Layers 4th Fold- 882=176 Layers 5th Fold- 1762=352 Layers
With our Large Gurkha Kukri Knife, you're not just purchasing a tool, you're investing in a piece of cultural heritage crafted to perfection. This handmade high carbon Damascus steel machete/knife/sword is a testament to craftsmanship and tradition, and at 21", it's a sizeable addition to any collection.
I purchased three of these and had them custom engraved. The blade itself is excellent and well constructed. The sheath is high quality leather. The engraving was perfect and everything shipped fast.
Very nice kukri, good quality very resistante. Nice damascus !