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"
The blade is gorgeous. Very sharp. Haven't really tested it so I don't know how well it is going to hold it's edge. Nice weight with a good balance. Overall very happy.
Very High Quality
This and another knife complete my first ever purchase from Battling Blades. Heavy, beautiful, and nothing short of pure quality from the tip of the substantial blade to the butt of the one of a kind handle, this machete did not disappoint. The leather sheath is understated simple beauty and high quality as well. I can't wait to show it off with my other knife to family.