The Kukri blade, with its markedly downward curved blade, has long been
identified with the Gurkha Warriors of Nepal, the ferocious mercenaries
who have who have wielded this blade for over 150 years in the service
of the British Empire.
The Cold Steel Gurkha Kukri was inspired by Cold Steel President, Lynn
C. Thompson’s close association with Dr. Maung Gyi, chief instructor of
the American Bando Association, and a renowned martial artist with
wide-ranging knowledge and skills. Under Dr. Gyi’s tutelage, Lynn gained
insight into the full potential of the Kukri and learned it was not just
a chopping weapon but a piercing, slashing, and smashing weapon as well.
Smashing techniques allow the Kukri to function as a hammer or mallet or
to deliver non-lethal blows in a self-defense role. A concentrated blow
with the back of the blade can break bones or be lethal if directed at
With Dr. Gyi’s input, Thompson designed a longer, narrower point for the
Gurkha Kukri with more distal tapering to the spine. This resulted in a
thinner, sharper point which can be deeply driven into thick, tough
targets with minimal effort.
Finally a masterfully designed Kraton handle was added to maximize the
blade’s fierce potential. Perfectly contoured and deeply checkered, it
offers a superb non-slip grip and cushions the hand from the shock of
the hardest blow.
Gurkha Kukri’s VG-1 San Mai III¨ blade will out-chop any factory or
handmade knives; including swords twice its size, even expensive, hand
forged Japanese Katanas. It’s the heaviest Kukri on the market. The
blade is almost an inch wider near the tip than at the handle, shifting
the knife’s balance point forward to allow a substantial blow to be
struck with minimal effort, using inertia alone to complete the cut.
Each Gurkha Kukri is supplied with a Secure-Ex¨ sheath to protect the
blade and allow you to wear it safely and securely on your side always
ready to defend you and your loved ones.
Features a 12.00 in. black blade of SK-5 high carbon steel and a 5.00
in. black Kraton handle. Comes complete with a Secure-Ex sheath.