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Gorkha WW2 Military Khukuri (MK4)

Gorkha WW2 Military Khukuri (MK4)

The fourth Kukri knife issued to Gorkhas during 2nd World War (MK4); it is still being used by various Gorkha units in the Indian Army..

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  • Blade Length (in): 13
  • Handle Length (in): 5
  • Blade Steel: 5160
  • Handle Material: Rosewood
  • Sheath: Water buffalo leather
  • Actual Weight (gm): 675
  • Overall weight (gm): 850
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1300
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade thickness (mm): 7
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
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USD 115.00

Why MK4?? its history and significance...

Gorkhas armed with the MK4 (military kukri 4th) in World War days demonstrated such courage and military prowess that no enemy could ever beat. Their extraordinary military competence and determination to fight till death for duty and honor eternally enshrined themselves in the history book forever. These legends and almost unbelievable tales of the man and his kukri remain and will remain with mankind forever. With the MK4 in Gorkhas' hands they were the unstoppable force in the battle field with the zeal to kill or to die; duty before death. This reinforced the Gorkha’s fearsome reputation during the Second World War and beyond and forever cemented themselves as the most feared soldiers of modern times.

The documents study and research done by KHHI nepal point to the fact that this kukri is likely the fourth major prototype/model officially provided to the Gorkhas by British officers. After they were officially recognized (realized) under the British flagship, thanks to the Great Indian Mutiny of 1857, series of kukri were issued to the newly raised Gorkha units. Amongst them, MK4 is probably the 4th official issue given the new recruits by the army during WW2 days hence the name. It was mass produced during World War II, especially the last three years MK4 hit largest number due to massive number of recruitment done to tackle the unrest. This pattern is still being used by various Gorkha units in the Indian Army.


MK4, the knife >>

MK4 here is a reproduced version of the originals by KHHI nepal. Genuine effort has been put to make it the same in KHHI's variant. MK4 is13" long blade and has a well polished blade. The blade is pointed and narrow in shape and has an aggressive look overall. It also has a traditional Cho notch. The hourglass-shaped wooden handle offers an excellent grip. The full flat tang of the blade goes all the way through the unique handle and is secured by rivets on both sides. It is further fixed by thick iron plate on the butt. To cut down on manufacturing time and costs, the metal bolster is not included as like the originals. The flat panel black buffalo leather sheath is identical to the previous issue, MK3. It has a very good reach and weighs slightly on the heavier side for effective thrust and swing after all its meant to destroy. Along being a lethal war knife it is also a cool field knife. Highly recommended for collection as a historic icon plus as knife that can really cut.


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| 14th September, 2019 | Sebastian Hart Connellsville, USA

A outstanding blade

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