Gurkha Kukri Blade- High Carbon Damascus Steel- Stag Horn Handle

Gurkha Kukri
High Carbon Damascus Steel Blade
Stag Horn Handle
Full Tang
Handmade

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Description

The Gurkha knife is a Nepalese blade with an inward curvature. The knife is similar to a machete and can be used as both a tool and a weapon. The Gurkha knife remains the basic utility weapon of the Nepalese people. It is also used by the the Royal Gurkha Rifles of the British Army, Nepalese Army, Assam Rifles, Gorkha regiments of the Indian Army, and of all Gurkha regiments worldwide. Due to the worldwide regiment use, the weapon acquired the English name “Gurkha blade” or “Gurkha knife”. The Gurkha knife often appears in Nepalese heraldry and is used in many traditional rituals. Pattern welded Damascus steel is a hard heat treated, folded carbon steel. There are 11 pieces of steel, folded five times, making 352 layers. The steel is the perfect combination of hardness and durability with a Rockwell hardness rating between 55 and 56 HRC. The handle is bone and horn with Damascus steel bolsters. It comes with a leather sheath. Handle Material: Stag Horn with Brass Bolsters Overall Length: 16" Rockwell Hardness: 55-56 HRC Number of layers: 352 Sheath: Leather sheath Blade Material: Damascus steel 6 Pieces of Carbon Steel #43 and #40 5 Pieces of High Carbon Steel 1095 1st Fold- 11×2=22 Layers 2nd Fold- 22*2=44 Layers 3rd Fold- 44*2=88 Layers 4th Fold- 88*2=176 Layers 5th Fold- 176*2=352 Layers

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