Introducing an Old Style Khukuri from Purna out of Nepal : The Mark I also known as MK1. This khukuri was modeled after one made by East India Company in Kolkata in 1914 AD. This was due to war breaking out and more knives were needed than could be produced in Nepal. The Gurkha Army was entering World War 1 and needed blades. This was the first major engagement for the Gurkha Army under the British Army Command. This is a style of blade that the enemy would have faced in World War I. The Notch is known as Kaudi (sometimes called cho). Notice the Kaudi is modeled after the Crown of England. The Sheath is also modeled after the same style as the original and is heavier duty. This blade is rich in history and every collector should have a Mark 1 in their collection.
This is hand forged and the handle is sized on the original which is great for small to medium hands. While it is a reproduction, it is fully functional and sharp. Made in the same technique that was time proven in ground war. This is a good knife for General Purpose camp use and easily used for self defense. Price includes shipping inside the USA.
7 mm (just over 1/4 inch)
17 1/2 inch
19.8 ounces / 562 grams
5160 Leaf Spring Steel and Rose Wood