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

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Part Number: CS39LGKT
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
Retail Price: $314.99
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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.
  • Item Number: 39LGKT
  • Name: Gurkha Kukri
  • Blade Length: 12"
  • Overall Length: 17"
  • Steel: O-1 High Carbon
  • Weight: 22 oz
  • Blade Thickness: 5/16"
  • Handle: 5" Long. Kray-Ex™
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex® Sheath
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442007982

Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
4.583 (24 reviews)
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4 out of 5
Aug 25, 2015
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Finish
Cons: None
Almost perfect, almost.
I would have given five stars except that my kukri came with a tiny bend at the very thinnest part of the tip. This took only a minute to fix with a fine stone, but for $200, I expect the knife to be perfect right out of the box. The edge is great - will slice phone book paper with ease. The overall balance and size/shape of the handle are fine as well. This knife would probably be an excellent CQB weapon. The full flat grind and fine edge are too delicate for hard chopping in the woods. I plan to take mine to some backyard cutting parties and show up some of my friends with $1000 swords. This thing should go through tatami mats and water bottles like they weren't there.
1 out of 5
Dave In Nevada
Reno, NV
Feb 24, 2015
Pros: None
Cons: Overall Quality, Finish
A poor copy.
All this has in common with a real Kurt is the curve. Before you buy, compare it to pictures of real blades and see all the details left off in this copy.
5 out of 5
Nov 27, 2014
good buy
great chopper fan of cold steel
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