Afghan Kukri (OEF Mission)
A special kukri made for soldiers serving in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom Mission); must have when duty calls to serve and save...
- Blade Length (in): 10
- Handle Length (in): 5.25
- Blade Steel: 5160
- Handle Material: White Wood
- Sheath: Black leather /dessert fabric
- Actual Weight (gm): 625
- Overall weight (gm): 825
- Shipping weight (gm): 1250
- Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
- Blade thickness (mm): 8-9
- Edge grinding: Semi convex View More
Afghan Kukri; a desert military mission knife and tool. A tribute to the heroic soldiers serving in Afghanistan
Afghan Kukri (OEF Mission) is a special kukri designated to the soldiers serving in Afghanistan especially for those working in the special mission - Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF); hence the distinctive name. This particular Afghani Kukri is dedicated to the brave soldiers in Afghanistan just like the "Iraqi Operation Kukri (Desert Frontier)" kukri for soldiers in the Middle East and Iraq. With the strong belief in Nepalese culture as 'Kukri' being the protector because of its religious and practical values, this kukri can also be taken as an encouraging force or as spiritual energy to settle the minds of soldiers in the front line. Afghan Kukri was first designed, made, and sold by Khukuri House.
Blade: The blade is 10 inch long in basic/traditional format. The shape resembles the famous current issue of the British Gurkhas. It comes in unpolished finishing (matt) for durability as losing of temper/hardness is prevented by avoiding the long machinery process to shine/polish. This also benefits the carrier as any kind of reflection in sunlight from the blade is eliminated. The blade is easy to carry and has a good reach for a hand to hand combat.
Handle: It has a special handle made by Khukuri House, Nepal for the first time subjected for easy and safety hold/grip. The new modern design provides easier and effective handling than the traditional one. This exclusive handle has a top front portion erected from the actual surface/level to protect the using hand from slipping into the blade and preventing accident. The blade has panawal design where wooden pieces are glued to the full flat tang with epoxy and further riveted with 3 rivets for durability and strength. This tang stretches at the end of the handle and features a lanyard hole.
Scabbard: It has a unique scabbard like no other. Here, a normal black leather sheath having the B-up housing in its throat is covered by a strong dessert fabric that blends with the handle's color and also with the uniform of the soldier. The frog is of similar color with a lace-up system fitted from outside which can be used to tighten and loosen the scabbard. The strap button in the frog also ensures easy carry even in fast motion. A small but very important feature to have.
Backup knife: A backup knife is included to perform small cutting tasks instead of the two small knives, karda+chakmak, that most traditional kukris have. The blade is robust having thick spine made in a typical single-edge knife shape.
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