This is the current issue Kukri for Gurkhas who are in Afghan war. Therefore the name derived after the Afghanistan. The Gurkhas are deployed since the war started for Enduring Operation Freedom in Afghanistan. The Regiment is decided to carry new kukri fit to the Afghan environment. Therefore the Afghan Kukri AEOF is issued to Gurkhas. It is about 21" in overall length with a 15" Double Fuller (Angkhola Style) semi-polished made of high graded carbon Steel, Very sharp blade. The handle is made of "SADHAN". The shape is different and has finger grip. It is full tang running through it making it super strong which is about 6” long. The scabbard is made of cotton wood cover in special leather. Two small knife "karda" and "Chakmak" are free with this kukri. "karda" sharp one is for small type of work like skining animals etc. and "chakmak' blunt one is for sharpening the blade. This kukri can be used to cut wood, meat, clearing bushes etc.
The Kukri Specifications: This is handcrafted knife therefore please note that each one might have slight variations in measurement. * Blade Hardness: Spine: 22-25 RC, Belly: 45-46 RC, Edge: 58-60 RC, Steel Type: 5160 Car Spring * Blade size & Type: 15.00Inches (38.1cm) Hand made, Highly Grade Carbon Steel,unpolished Blade. * Handle size: 6 Inches (15.24cm) full tang handle made of SADHAn WOOD * Overall Length: 21 inches (53.34cm) from tip of the blade to pommel of the handle . * Weight: 3.30 lbs or 52.91Oz (1500 grams) Approx, Blade and Sheath * Scabbard: Cotton cover in natural leather. * Origin: Dharan, East Nepal .