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The Original Legendary Gurkha Kukri Knives!

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The legendary Gurkha kukri knife.
During WWI, when the fierce Gurkhas of India and Nepal distinguished themselves as "the bravest of the brave", this distinctly shaped kukri knife was always close at hand. Ours, direct from the same Indian government contractor that supplies today's Gurkhas, are 18" overall and sport 12", &frad14;" thick steel, full tang blades. Hardwood handle. Leather sheath with brass accents also holds twin 6" utility knives. The Kukri comes complete with the original Indian government docs.



 

The Origin of the Kukri knife
The oldest known Kukri appears to be one in the arsenal museum in Kathmandu, which belonged to Raja Drabya Shah, King of Gorkha, in 1627.  It is interesting to note that it is a broad, heavy blade.  However it is certain that the origins of the kukri go far further back.  There is one tenable story that Alexander’s horsemen carried the “Machaira”, the cavalry sword of the ancient Macedonians, in the fourth century BC on his invasion of north-west India.  Its relationship with the kukri is plain.  A third century sculpture, of which only a much later Greek copy exists, shows what is probably a Scythian prisoner of war lying down his arms.  The weapon looks amazingly like a modern kukri.

In 1767 Prithwi Naraayan Shah, King of Gorkha, invaded the Nepal valley: In September 1768 Kathmandu surrendered and Prithwi Narayan became the first King of Nepal.  That his troops defeated much larger forces must be credited at least in part to their unusual weapon, the kukri.  It is reasonable to suppose that this was the beginning of the universal custom of Nepalese troops carrying the kukri, a custom that spread in time to Gurkhas serving in the British and Indian Armies

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