This is the train or tactical knife of the Gurkhas. Therefore it is called Jungle Kukri. It is totally unpolished full-sized Kukri. The Scabbard is made of Buffalo hide covered-wood. And, the buffalo horn is used for making handle. It weighs 700 grams with scabbard. The knife carried on operations by all the Gurkhas. It is issued to all British Gurkha Soldiers on enlistment and is retained throughout their army career. Crafted by hand here in Nepal, it has 10 1/2" long blade and 5" long Buffalo horn handle. The dulled scabbard is made of Buffalo hide. All Khukuris have two pockets on the back of the scabbard which hold a blunt steel called "chakmak" for sharpening the blade or for striking spark from flint and a little knife known as "karda" used for skinning small animals such as rabbits. The notch (kaura or kaudi) in the blade near the hilt of most khukuris serves as conduit for the blood on the blade to drip out, thus preventing it from soiling the hilt, as well as a device for catching and neutralizing and enemy blade.
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