Gurkha Kukri Knife-Handmade High Carbon Damascus Steel Machete/ Knife/ Sword- 16"
Gurkha Kukri Description
The Gurkha Kukri knife is a Nepalese blade with an inward curvature. The knife is similar to a machete and can be used as both a tool and a weapon. The Gurkha knife remains the basic utility weapon of the Nepalese people. It is also used by the the Royal Gurkha Rifles of the British Army, Nepalese Army, Assam Rifles, Gorkha regiments of the Indian Army, and of all Gurkha regiments worldwide. Due to the worldwide regiment use, the weapon acquired the English name “Gurkha blade” or “Gurkha knife”. The Gurkha knife often appears in Nepalese heraldry and is used in many traditional rituals.
This gurkha knife is made from Pattern welded Damascus steel. Pattern welded Damascus steel is a hard heat treated, folded carbon steel. There are 11 pieces of steel, folded five times, making 352 layers. The steel is the perfect combination of hardness and durability with a Rockwell hardness rating between 55 and 56 HRC. High carbon damascus steel must contain layers of high carbon steel. The high carbon steel we use is 1095 steel which is the highest content carbon steel used in swords. The combination of the steel layers creates a sword that is strong enough to hold a powerful edge while having the strength and flexibility to withstand powerful collisions. This makes the perfect steel for swords. The handle is sage and hickory wood with brass bolsters. It comes with a leather sheath.
Handle Material: Sage and Hickory Wood
Overall Length: 16"
Rockwell Hardness: 55-56 HRC
Number of layers: 352
Sheath: Leather sheath
Blade Material: Damascus steel
6 Pieces of Carbon Steel #43 and #40
5 Pieces of High Carbon Steel 1095
1st Fold- 11x2=22 Layers
2nd Fold- 22*2=44 Layers
3rd Fold- 44*2=88 Layers
4th Fold- 88*2=176 Layers
5th Fold- 176*2=352 Layers
Gurkha Kukris Knife-Handmade High Carbon Damascus Steel Machete/ Knife/ Sword- 16"
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I got this as a machete but it's so good looking I dont think I will be able to use it I just want to hang it on the wall!! It feels very solid, and looks amazing, I have since ordered 4 more pieces from these amazing craftsmen and will continue to use only these people. Only thing is getting the order is very slow, but they have contacted me after every single email, #1 customer service!! If you can be patient these people will deliver a top product. Thank you guys !!
Had this knife stretched to 21in for chopping brush. Added $ and time considerations for the custom job this land surveyor says it's well worth it and it is a hell of a blade.
Gurkha Kukri Knife-Stag Horn Handle - I recently purchased this and wanted to say it's absolutely gorgeous and exceeded my expectations. I was going to use it on a camping trip but it's so beautiful I'm displaying it in my library. I plan to buy more.
My boys bought this for their father for his birthday. He loves it!!!
Great sturdy blade, very sharp and just enough weight to chop. As Marciada would say. It will keill lol!! Great job battling blades!!!