British Service No.1 khukuri: British Service No.1 is one of the best selling models. It is called Standard sized Kukri. This is most common and popular khukuri amongst the Gurkha soldiers, this khukuri is provided to all the British Gurkha soldiers during enlistment and is retained by them throughout their army career. Inspected regularly by an officer, this knife is usually used during a parade and combat. 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. The blade is made of hi-graded Carbon steel, which has about 10½ long blades while the Buffalo horn handle is 5" long. The sheath is made of buffalo hide. It weighs about 700 grams. The total shipping weight including display wooden stand with packing is 1.5 kg.
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