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BSI Kukri Knife (2016-17 Official Issue)

BSI Kukri Knife (2016-17 Official Issue)

2016-17 British Standard Official Issue (BSI #2) Gurkha Kukri Knife...

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  • Blade Length (in): 10.25
  • Handle Length (in): 5
  • Blade Steel: 5160
  • Handle Material: Horn
  • Sheath: Buffalo Black Leather
  • Actual Weight (gm): 525
  • Overall weight (gm): 725
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1400
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade thickness (mm): 9
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
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USD 72.00

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the Famous, Functional & Best Selling army (BSI#2) Kukri..

In 2016-17, the British Gurkhas Nepal (BGN) requested 242 kukri for 126 new recruits. BGN always orders more than required number to have surplus, in case replacements are required during service. Each recruit is issued with 2 kukri knives - Service No.1; a formal kukri for duty and parade, and - Service No.2; a rough-use blade for training, exercises and combat. In 2016-17, no annual tender was done. This meant that the PRI shop was directly handed over the job of making the official Kukris. Fortunately KHHI got hold of one of the original sample pieces of BSI Service no.2 and reproduced it for public offerings. While we followed the exact BGN's specifications, the Kukri we made turned out to being better quality than the sample. And thus here we are offering the same under limited-edition offer.

BSI Service No.2 as a knife ..
It is a hand-forged hardcore kukri crafted as a FIELD or working knife. It is identical to the Service No.1 except for one key factor. Because it is meant for field operations, training and combat, it comes totally unpolished (matt finishing). It does not go through the long polishing process neither on the blade or the handle. This is advantageous in 2 ways. The unpolished blade has the best available temper (hardness) and is not weakened by the heat inherent in the polishing process. Whereas the unpolished horn handle improves grip even when wet, and is easier to maintain. Some Gurkhas would even add camouflage fabric to the sheath so that it can blend into their combat gear. BSI kukri knife is truly a lethal/combat weapon and an self identity for the soldiers without whom Gurkhas will always remain incomplete. 


Each Kukri is engraved with BSI 2016-17 Nepal near the bolster on the blade. The other side is stamped with a three digit serial number beginning sequentially from 001. This price also includes a free stand to display the Kukri. This stand packs flat for shipping due to its removable arms. This handmade wooden stand is made to the same high standards as the Kukri, and has a recessed crossed Kukri insignia on the base.


Blade size: 10.25 inches approx., 5160 HC steel, unpolished
Blade Thickness: 9-10 mm approx. till peak and tapers towards tip
Handle size: 4 inches approx. (water buffalo HORN section), Rat tail tang with brass fixtures unpolished
Weight: 520-35 gms approx. (Blade+Handle) Grinding: Full flat having “V” bevel
Sheath: Buffalo black leather sheath with a carry frog and pointed brass tip, 2 loops and lace system vertical carry frog
Accompanying knives: 2.5-3" long Karda (small game knife) and 2.5-3" Chakmak (sharpener) both in Horn handles


 

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