Saturday, 1 October 2011

Cleaned up / Restored Gurkha Khukuri Knife

Cleaned up / Restored Gurkha Khukuri Knife - My cleaned up and renovated Kukri Knife, Originally the blade was rusty and chipped, sheath was damaged and so was the handle, I fixed all those parts and added a leather strap and O-ring lanyard hoop, the sheath was also re oiled to give it a much better look than it had before.

History : The Kukri is a curved Nepalese Knife, similar to the machete, used as both a tool and as a weapon. It is a traditional weapon for Nepalese people, and also a weapon of choice/side arm for all Nepalese including those serving in different armies around the world.

I bought mine from a friend about 6 years ago for about £5 ($3) it was dirty, damaged and not very nice, I took the knife, sanded off the rust from the blade, filled the holes in the handle with filler, re-coloured the handle and oiled and fixed the sheath adding a few extra parts (leather strap and lanyard hoop). overall its a much nicer knife than it was.

Features: Horn handle, brass pommel and fixtures, goat leather sheath, spring steel blade, two accessory knives (utility knife, and knife sharpening steel) and the flint and tinder pouch.

Dimensions : Blade - 330mm, Handle - 110mm, Overall length 440mm.

Please leave a comment below letting me know what you think! Thanks.

1 comment:

  1. Nice informative post on Gurkha kukri. I knew that the Gurkha kukri is used as an official weapon by the Gurkhas regimental army. I got this kukri knife from a kukri shop online in UK.