Blade Hardness: Spine: 22-25 RC, Belly: 45-46 RC, Edge: 58-60 RC, Steel Type: 5160 Car Spring Blade size & Type: 13.00Inches (33.05cm) Hand made, Highly Grade Carbon Steel, Unpolished Blade Handle size: 5.00 Inches (12.7cm) full tang handle made of Bone. Overall Length: 18.00inches (45.72cm) from tip of the blade to pommel of the handle Approx. Weight: 2 lbs or (900 grams) Approx.
Blade and Sheath Scabbard: Cotton Covered in Buffalo Leather Origin: Dharan, East Nepa. About the Gurkhas' Official Issue. Among all the Kukris- Service #1 is the most famous as it is currently issued to the Gurkhas. The Gurkhas carry it throughout their career.
They keep it as their valuable procession all of their life. This is Standard Issue Kukri. 13 blade is made of Highly Graded Carbon (5160 Steel, Car spring) with balanced water temper on the edge therefore it's very strong & sharp edge.
5.1/4 handle is made of Water Buffalo horn (polished). It is about 3/8 thick (spine). Overall length is about 18.1/4. The Sheath is made out of cotton; covered in buffalo hide, has double frogs loops for the belt. It is 100% Authentic so if you are looking for the genuine Kukri you will not be disappointed.
The Karda; which has a sharp edge is used for skinning animal hides & the Chakmak which is blunt and is used for sharpening blade. How to maintain your Kukri. Apply machine oil, gun oil, or animal fat on the blade after every use. Its recommended that you don't leave any fingerprints on the blade. If its necessary to touch the blade, you should clean it by using petrol/gasoline or oil and wipe with soft cloths.
Your Kukri blade is made of Carbon Steel and can rust easily. In case of rusting rub it with a fine sandpaper, clean the dirt using some oil or gasoline and wipe it with a clean soft cloth then apply oil. Check the blade frequently and apply oil regularly. Use shoe polish for the leather sheaths.
Use brass polish or silver polish (the type used for brass fittings or sliver sheaths). Most of the Kukris come with two utility knives; the blunt knife (chakmak) is used for sharpening the blade The other one - sharp edge (karda) is used for small tasks such as a pen knife.
Kukri factory in Eastern Nepal. The item "13 Genuine Gurkha KUKRI Official Issued horn Handle, Handmade in Nepal By GK&CO" is in sale since Friday, November 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Modern Fixed Blade\Factory Manufactured".The seller is "namaste-craft" and is located in El Cerrito, California. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, South africa, New Zealand, Egypt, Reunion.