Antique Vtg Nepal Gurkha Kukri Khukuri Fighting Machete Knife W/ Leather Sheath
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Antique Vtg Nepal Gurkha Kukri Khukuri Fighting Machete Knife W/ Leather Sheath:
Antique Vintage NEPAL GURKHA KUKRI KHUKURI
Fighting Machete Knife w/ Leather Sheath
The khukuri (Nepali: खुकुरी) (alternatively spelled khukri or kukri) is a Nepalese knife with an inwardly curved edge, used as both a tool
and as a weapon.
The kukri was, and in many cases still is, the basic and traditional utility knife of the Nepalese people. It is a symbolic weapon of the Nepalese Army, and of all Gurkha regiments throughout the world. It is a part of the regimental weaponry and heraldry of the Royal Gurkha Rifles, and is used in many traditional rituals among different ethnic groups of Nepal, including one where the groom has to wear it during the wedding ceremony. It is known to many people as simply the "Gurkha blade" or "Gurkha knife". The pronunciation "kukri" is of western origin, as the Nepalese people to whom this weapon belongs pronounce it "khukuri." The blade's distinctive forward drop is intended to aid the cutting action by having the edge maintain an angle (like a guillotine) rather than just have a straight edge at right angles to the target, this angle provides a more "slicing" action similar to a draw-cut with a machete or sabre. The kukri is most commonly employed as a multi-use utility tool rather like a machete. The kukri also has a religious significance in the Nepalese form of the Hindu religion. During the annual Dashain festival, kukris are ceremonially blessed.
The kukri is effective as both a chopping and a slashing weapon. In combat, it is used in two different styles: stabbing with the point, slashing or chopping with the edge. Because the blade bends towards the opponent, the user need not angle the wrist, which makes the kukri more comfortable as a stabbing weapon than other straight-bladed knives. Its heavy blade enables the user to inflict deep wounds and to cut through muscle and bone. While most famed from use in the military, the kukri is most commonly used as a multipurpose tool, and is a very common agricultural and household implement in Nepal. Its use has varied from building, clearing, chopping firewood, and digging to cutting meat and vegetables, skinning animals, and opening tins.
- This magnificent weapon is in overall great historical condition
- Shows age and wear. No damage to blade
- Wooden handle has one crack in the center. Does not affect usage
- Leather sheath also shows expected wear
- Knife measures approx. 17-1/2 inches from handle end to tip of blade
- Blade measures approx. 13 inches long and 2-1/4 inches wide
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