This is the current issue Kukri for Gurkhas who are in Afghan. Therefore the name derived from the Afghanistan. The Gurkhas are deployed since the war started for Enduring Operation Freedom in Afghanistan (AEOF). The Regiment is decided to carry new kukri fit to the Afghan desert environment therefore the Afghan Kukri is issued to Gurkhas serving in Afghanistan. It is about 16.5" overall length (tip to pommel). Blade is 11" double layers or Fullers (Chirra) semi-polished made of highly graded carbon Steel (Steel 5160 or Car Spring) with balanced water temper on the edge made it very strong blade. As it is made of carbon steel you can also sharpen as you wish. Thickness of the blade is about 3/8 inch at the thickest part of spine. It is full tang blade running through the handle making it super strong. An extended tang with a lanyard hole is also made to facilitate a wrist cord. The handle is about 5.5" long from guard to pommel. The Handle shape is different and has finger grip. The scabbard is made out of cotton-wood wrapped with natural water white colored buffalo leather. The scabbard has a leather loop with fasten-up style in the front with two frogs. Lanyard loop or leather string is also attached at tip of the scabbard. Besides carrying this kukri in combat and training, it can be used to chop wood or bone and cleaning bushes The craftsmanship on this knife is amazing so if you are looking for the finest quality Kukri you will not be disappointed.
Two Accessory Knives: The Karda; which has a sharp edge is used of skinning animal hairs & other one is called Chakmak (blunt) is used for sharpening blade.
This is handcrafted kukri therefore please note that each one might have slight variations in measurement.
Blade Size & Type: 11" OR 27.94 cm, Highly Grade Carbon Steel, Highly Polished.
Blade Thickness: 3/8" Or 0.95mm at the spine(Approx.)
Handle size: 5.5" Or 13.79cm, Full-Tang made of Nepalese Rose wood Handle
Overall Length: 16.1/2" or 41.91cm from tip to pommel. (Approx.)
Sheath: Cotton Covered in Buffalo hide
Blade Weight: 19.5 oz or 312 grams
Overall Weight: 2 lbs or 32 oz or 800 grams
Shipping Weight: 2.5 lbs or 1.25 Kg