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    Posted 4 years ago

    kwqd
    (915 items)

    I bought these in 2012 from Khukuri House International (KHHI). KHHI won the British government military contract in 2012 (and several other years) to provide khukuris to the British Ghurka recruit class of 2012. KHHI produced more knives than needed in their initial run and sold the extras to their customers. You can still buy this set and a set for 2013, but I am not sure if they are part of the original, initial run, or if KHHI just keeps making them. The set consists of two knives, the Service #1 used for parade and formation use. The Service #1 has a highly polished blade and handle and glossy leather sheath. The Service #2 is meant for training and combat use. The blades and handles on the Service #2 are not highly polished and the sheath is matte black. The knives are identical, dimensionally, with a 10.25" blade. The white tube and cord I added to hang these. They hang on my living room wall with several other khukuris.

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    1. Pickaboo Pickaboo, 4 years ago
      Military issue is a great find! Studied Bando for a while and have always loved these knives. Have a great Bando form video from the 80s. Just can't duplicate it without an instructor.
    2. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      Thanks for your comment, Pickaboo! I haven't studied Bando, but have studied several other styles of martial arts. Some use weapons, but never a kukri.

      Here is a good video from KHHI on making a Service kukri.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmTHEmol9k0

    3. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      Thank you for sharing. Do you now what the cut out is for. Blood not dripping on handle? Your knives are awesome. Mine is definitely a tourist piece.
      Roy
    4. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      @Roy - The cutout, AKA notch or cho, is meant to act as a stop when sharpening the blade with the chakmak, one of the small blades included in the sheath. Wikipedia has a pretty good article on the kukri.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kukri

      Kevin
    5. buckethead, 4 years ago
      Very informative post....Thanks!
      Love the shape of those blades.
    6. kwqd kwqd, 4 years ago
      Thanks for your comment buckethead and you are welcome! These kukris do have a beautiful symmetry.

      Thanks for loving my kukris!

      buckethead
      racer4four
      blunderbuss2
      GenghistheKhan
      fortapache
      MyCountry
      Pickaboo
    7. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks for loving my military kukris Danniel, hunterqlee, and Newfld!

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