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Cold Steel 39LGKI Gurkha Kukri Plus 12" O-1 Steel Blade, Kraton Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath

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Part Number: CS39LGKI
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
Retail Price: $329.99
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The Kukri blade, with its markedly downward curved blade, has long been identified with the Gurkha Warriors of Nepal, the ferocious mercenaries 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 the head.

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.

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.

Gurkha Kukri Plus:
With integral guard for added security when blocking or parrying.
  • Item Number: 39LGKI
  • Name: Gurkha Kukri Plus
  • Blade Length: 12"
  • Overall Length: 17"
  • Steel: O-1 High Carbon
  • Weight: 22.9 oz
  • Blade Thickness: 5/16"
  • Handle:5" Long. Kray-Ex™
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex® Sheath
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442010098

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Blue Ridge mtns.
Feb 16, 2016
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Weight, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Blade Material, Handle Material, Finish
Cutting edge chips and handle comes loose.
If you are looking for a kukri that can be used to chop and baton hardwoods,clear trails,etc. look elsewhere.I paid $229 for mine off another site and when i took out of box i noticed uneven grinds and subpar fit/finish.Little did i know that would be the least of my problems.Within 5 minutes of clearing brush,briars,weeds etc out of an old garden site i noticed the edge getting duller,and the handle didn't feel right.I inspected the blade to find several small chips and two chunks missing,Adding insult to injury the rubber handle came loose from the tang.This was the only thing i'd used the GK for..I own other kukri style knives like the Ontario kukri,KaBar kukri,BK Machax,and 2 Condor kukri's,and NONE of them have ever chipped or rolled their edges,and none of them cost over $60.I've put them thru pure hell chopping and batoning hardwoods,something this overpriced/rated/hyped pos never touched yet still chipped it's edge.Save yourself a lot of cash and headache,and just get a Ontario,Kabar,BK,or Condor if you want a kukri to chop/baton,clear trails etc.
4 out of 5
Daniele P.
Apr 29, 2015
Pros: Materials, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Weight, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Material, None
Cold Steel Gurkha Kukri Plus...please!
I like kukri but it's difficult to find them, only few brands make kukris and the most of them are ugly in my opinion. I like mine, the shape, It's very sharp, thick, massive, good finish...but please please, cold steel!, do it with a real full tang micarta handle! see tops knives!... you will make what we all want: a beautifull kukri for heavy use.
2 out of 5
College Park
Apr 15, 2014
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Weight, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Finish, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials
Think twice before buying it
When I purchased this knife and took it out of the box, i was astound how thick and massive this kukri is. It looks really great, it has a good balance and comfortable grip, but i agree, that this particular knife is completely insecure. Even dangerous for a user in a survival situations. 1) remove the pin and take the handle away. You will see very thin "rat-tail" tang inside, it is thinner than a pinky finger. While chopping into a large log, it's very easy to break something like that. Very easy. Google for Cold Steel Gurkha Kukri tang, take a look on the Natchez Bowie tang also. The steel itself is very low quality. It is cheap, it's definitely worser than SK-5 or SAN-MAI steel, used in previous versions. In combination with a poor tang it's a suicide knife. I think it is a cost-saving politics in process. I hardly recommend you to buy something much more cheaper made from 1095 steel. It doest chip, it holds the edge, it's three or four times cheaper.
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