SPFGC Service Kukri (Singapore Gurkhas)
Standard service issue of the famous Singapore Police Force Gurkha Contingent (SPFGC); Parade and Duty kukri..
- Blade Length (in): 10.5
- Handle Length (in): 5
- Blade Steel: 5160
- Handle Material: Buffalo Horn
- Sheath: Patent Black Leather
- Actual Weight (gm): 535
- Overall weight (gm): 725
- Shipping weight (gm): 1075
- Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
- Blade thickness (mm): 9
- Edge grinding: Semi convex View More
The Official Service Kukri of Gurkhas in Singapore; Official Issue no.1
"Singapore Gurkhas Service Kukri" or famously known as the "SPFGC Service Khukuri" is the standard issue knife worn by SPFGC on parade and/or while on duty. It is this kukri that sets the Gurkha apart from the rest of the police force and is an inseparable part of his police uniform. As discipline and decorum are so important to the Gurkhas, especially those in the Gurkha Contingent, this highly polished Kukri was specifically chosen by the Singapore police. It also delivers a separate identity and image to the Gurkhas in the minds of the public and criminals.
The 10.5 inch mirror polished blade comes in typical BSI format of the British Gurkhas and is not stamped. The polished water buffalo horn handle matches the polished brass bolster and pommel. The sheath is made of patent leather to compliment the overall shine of the Kukri. Even the Brass chape and frog gleam in the sun. Every detail of this Kukri is brilliant, even down to the well polished Karda (companion utility blade) and Chakmak (sharpener). Gurkha Contingent Policemen also carry this kukri on ceremonial parades when VIPs, dignitaries, and honourable guests attend the event. SPFGC is the only unit in the whole Singapore force that carry the kukri and this they do it to the fullest to save and sustain the image and honor of the kukri.
who/what is Singapore Police Force Gurkha Contingent (SPFGC)??
The Gurkha Contingent or “GC” is a highly trained and extremely skilled security force of the Singapore national Police. They are selected for their display of strong discipline and dedication. They are an elite force specializing in protection for dignitaries, national and vip events, as well as a formidable anti-terrorist group. After Singapore gained independence, the Gurkha Contingent helped secure the independence of the new country. Because there was no Nepali community in Singapore and due to the ironclad discipline of the Gurkhas, they were the perfect police force. Also because they were seen as impartial by both the Chinese and Malay communities they fitted perfectly in the vacuum and helped quell racial riots and helped stabilize the new country, and remain a integral part of Singapore’s history.
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