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Gurkha Jungle Kukri-Training Knife (Optional)

Gurkha Jungle Kukri-Training Knife (Optional)

An optional kukri knife carried by soldiers for jungle and combative situations with it's history going back from 1960's to late 1900's..

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  • Blade Length (in): 10.5
  • Handle Length (in): 5.5
  • Blade Steel: 5160
  • Handle Material: Horn
  • Sheath: Black buffalo hide Leather
  • Actual Weight (gm): 570
  • Overall weight (gm): 775
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1075
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade thickness (mm): 9
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
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USD 64.00

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Kukri used by Gurkhas as secondary knife for Jungle training & combat purpose initially which later became the source of modern day BSI no.2 service kukris

Gurkha Jungle Kukri knife used to be an optional knife widely used by soldiers for training, exercise and combat before becoming the no.2 kukri for the same reason. Its issue however started much later in early 1990's only.

Brief History ... Gurkha during Jungle training Exercise with kukri
It was first picked up by soldiers from army store, PRI shop, around 1960s and came to limelight. Sometime some individual soldiers also brought them (private purchase) from thier local areas when coming back from leave. Due to the need for a rough kukri to perform harsh and rough works in the jungle this kukri came in demand and was soon seen being used by most Gurkhas. This was mainly done in order to save the service kukri which had to be kept very neat and clean at all times for duty/parade. The kukri was widely used till late 20th century until the system of issuing 2 kukris for 1 soldier started. All the later Service no.2 kukris are based on this model.

"Gurkha Jungle Kukri-Training Knife (Optional)" has close association with Gurkhas since soldiers heavily relied on it be it for training or jungle usage or even taking the knife for hand to hand combat situations. Sadly its actions and deeds have hardly been documented. Nonetheless, this is one of the best sellers and one heck of a utility knife highly preferred by war veterans.

Blade+Handle: The blade of this kukri is identical to late service issue. It is totally unpolished since it is designed for rough and tough use. This also comes as an advantage to the kukri as the unpolished format enhances the cutting ability and durability as losing of temper is prevent by avoiding the long machinery process undertaken to polish. The unpolished horn handle of the Jungle provides better grip and easier handling. Both the blade and handle are typical having the original shape and features.

Sheath: Jungle kukri has a basic black color buffalo  leather scabbard with twin belt loop frog for the belt to go thru. Brass fixtures and accompanying knives are fitted to complete the look of the kukri. Some Jungle kukris are also camouflaged by green fabric or similar materials for warfare to go with the uniform and not attract any unwanted attention.

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