British Gurkha Kukris (2013 Army Issue)

British Gurkha Kukris (2013 Army Issue)

The official British Gurkha Issue Kukri (BSI) set for the year 2013... (BOTH knives + free accessories)

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  • Blade Length (in): 10.25
  • Handle Length (in): 5.5
  • Blade Steel: 5160
  • Handle Material: Horn
  • Sheath: Black Leather
  • Actual Weight (gm): 600
  • Overall weight (gm): 750
  • Shipping weight (gm): 2200
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade thickness (mm): 10
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
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USD 180.00

2013 British Gurkha Army Official Issue Service Kukris Set (Both Service No.1 & Service No.2) 

In 2013 Khukuri House again won the contract to supply 300 Kukris to the new British Gurkhas recruits who will later join the illustrious force called the "Brigade of Gurkhas" after their grueling 9 months of training. The competition was fierce but Khukuri House’s reputation as the foremost Kukri maker in Nepal won us this prestigious assignment. As always, we are very proud to be the official supplier of Kukris to the legendary British Gurkhas even for 2013. We were also awarded the contract to make and supply 200 Gurkha cap badges for the new intakes. We have also attached the original contract paper given to us by the army. 

Like in the year 2012, the 2013 contract also included similar blades for Service kukri but with different scabbards(DAP). The shiny and smooth leather scabbard is for Service No.1, used as a duty and parade knife, popularly known as the dress knife. The service no.2 kukri, in contrast, has a normal leather scabbard and is used as a training/exercise knife. Both of the kukris come in buffalo horn handle with shiny brass fixtures and have the two accompanying knives called KARDA and CHAKMAK. 


What differentiates these TWO Gurkha kukris? Service No.1 (Dress Knife) & Service no.2 (Field Knife)

2013 Service no.1 kukriWhat is Service No.1 Kukri for?
Service No.1 is the primary knife carried by soldiers all the time. It is a dressed knife that will go in his belt on his official no.1 dress. The sheath along with the blade must be very shiny and well looked after. The kukri is an important part of the uniform and something that distinguishes a Gurkha from other soldiers (units). The kukri is regularly inspected by senior officers. A Gurkha works hard to maintain his kukri after all its not easy to carry the honor and legacy of this legendary knife.

What is Service No.2 Kukri for?
Service no.2 kukri that came into the army arena quite late (only in early 2000) is a training, exercise, and combat knife. it is a field knife for the soldiers. It is worn in no.2 dress or also known as the combat/jungle uniform. Service no.2 kukri sees a lot of cutting, hacking, slicing, etc as expected by any knife. Some also take it to battle fields should the need be. Unlike the late years' no.2 khukuri, in 2013's army demand for service no.2 was required in full polished format. This is something unusual for the purpose in our opinion.


Package Includes

On the purchase of this item, the full delivery package includes the following:

  • 2 Kukris
  • 2 Scabbards (DAP)
  • 2 Karda (Small Knife)
  • 2 Chakmak (Sharpener) 
  • 1 Special display stand
  • 1 Original Cap badge (same issued to the new recruits),
  • 1 Gurkha book
  • Other informative materials about the kukri ​

The Gurkhas By Mike Chappell: This extraordinary book is one of the most comprehensive books ever written about the Gurkhas. The book covers a period dating starting from the 18th century to the modern days. The book goes into great detail about the history, origin, and exploits of the Gurkhas, from their early service in the British Army in the Indian Mutiny through both world wars, as well as their later services after Indian Independence/Partition. The book contains many B&W photos, drawings, and sketches. It’s a must see for all Gurkha fans and fanatics.

Display Stand: A unique wooden display stand that holds both; the Kukri blade and its sheath. It also has the engraved (itched) insignia of the following Gurkha regiments: 
1. Queen’s Gurkha signals
2. 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles
3. 6th Queen Elizabeth Own Gurkha Rifles
4. 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles
5. 7th Duke of Edinburgh Own Gurkha Rifles
6. Gurkha Transport Regiment
7. Queen’s Engineer Regiment

Also engraved is the Gurkha motto “It is better to die than to be a coward”


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