Straight Gurkha Kukri Hunting Knife-Handmade High Carbon Damascus Steel Machete/ Knife/ Sword- 13"

Straight Gurkha Kukri -Handmade High Carbon Damascus Steel- 13"

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The Gurkha Kukri: A Blend of Tradition and Utility

The Gurkha Kukri knife stands as a powerful symbol of Nepalese culture, martial prowess, and practical utility. Steeped in history, this knife is both a fearsome weapon and a reliable tool, exemplifying the spirit of the Gurkha soldiers renowned for their valor and combat skills.

Cultural and Historical Significance:

  • Multi-faceted Use: The Kukri is used in Nepal not only for combat but also in a variety of everyday activities, ranging from agricultural tasks to ceremonial functions.
  • Global Military Recognition: Its adoption by various military regiments around the world, including the illustrious Royal Gurkha Rifles, highlights its effectiveness and the respect it commands.

Blade Craftsmanship:

  • Damascus Steel Construction: The Kukri is fashioned from pattern-welded Damascus steel, known for its distinctive patterns and resilience.
  • Layered Steel Formation: A precise folding process results in 352 layers of steel, providing a balance of hardness and flexibility.

Design and Functionality:

  • Curved Blade: The inward curve of the Kukri is designed to deliver powerful chopping and slashing strikes, a characteristic that makes it effective in both combat and as a utility blade.
  • Rockwell Hardness: With a hardness rating of 55-56 HRC, the blade can sustain a sharp edge while resisting wear and impact.

Handle and Ergonomics:


  • Material Discrepancy: There is a contradiction in the description with the handle material being listed as wood in the narrative but as Micarta in the details. Micarta is a popular choice for modern knife handles due to its durability and grip under various conditions.
  • Stag Horn Pommels: The use of stag horn for the pommels adds traditional aesthetic value and provides a comfortable counterbalance to the blade.

Protection and Portability:

  • The accompanying leather sheath ensures the Kukri is safely transported and stored, protecting the blade and the user.


This 13-inch Gurkha Kukri knife, with its high carbon Damascus steel construction, is a testament to the traditional craftsmanship of Nepal. While the blade is reminiscent of the iconic gladius, its use and symbolism are firmly rooted in Nepalese culture. It represents a vital link between the Gurkhas’ past and present, embodying their spirit in its every curve and edge. As a handmade machete, knife, or short sword, it is a versatile piece respected by collectors and practitioners alike.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Richard L Caplinger
Good looking knife

Thanks Brian for the good service. This knife will be a great addition to my collection. Beautiful blade pattern.

Essex Coons
Boyfriend Birthday Blade

My boyfriend absolutely loves this knife and is his everyday carry on his belt as well as being his favorite to take along for camping, hunting and fishing. And, he is in ex USDA butcher and slaughter inspector, so he knows his blades, quality, wear and use longevity. HE LOVES IT!

Flashy and Nice

The green handle shines but it is very comfortable. It is nice to get a different type of kukri.

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