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These two knives  Turned Out 

to surpass the first kind I bought.  Evaluations linked.

The Ceremonial Kukri Came in the Mail

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Windlass Steelcrafts

The best Kukris seem to be from Windlass, made in India.

 

Assortment of Kukris, Bowies and Utility Knives. ... Made by the government contractor Windlass Steelcrafts. Hand forged from high carbon steel ... military issue to Gurkha Regiments in India.

By the Sword   http://www.by-the-sword.com/acatalog/Standard_Knives_Page_4.html

 

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As of June 27, 2004, I have not seen these, though they are on order.   It looks as if these two knives are both better made and without some of the problems of the originals I bought.  As of August 10, 2004 both are in, and have turned out to surpass the former Kukris I bought.  I recommend any Kukri made by Windlass, in India.  Paul

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Gurkha Kukri

If you buy a kukri like this one, from Windlass Steelcrafts, India, you will not be sorry.  Also available from  By The Sword,  linked above.


 

Gurkha Kukri

The first source I used to buy the kukri is not recommended, but the knife is. It is  a little lighter, and better finished than the first Kukri I bought.  I do recommend this knife,   but I recommend you get it from By The Sword, listed above.  KOA got my Postal Money Order, and did not mail it out until I wrote them about it  over six weeks later.  I do not recommend them.  I do recommend the Kukri Not Recommended Source. Stay away from: Email: info@kultofathena.com   Kult Of Athena; 45 Lockman Cir.;  Elgin IL 60123; USA  http://www.getswords.com/kukri.html

Better Source is Linked Here

 

KOA Kukri Evaluation - A Good One

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The next knife is a much larger, weighing almost five pounds.  If you are able to use it, the knife may work well in the field.  Note that is not commonly issued for field use, or combat.  Paul.

 

CEREMONIAL  KUKRI

Note after first cutting:-- Cutting review, the blade in action, in growing wood. Just cut down a twenty foot Scrub Poplar Tree, over five inches thick at its base, and limbed it, in less time than it takes to tell about it, with this giant Kukri. There was none of the "fruitless recoil" or "bounce" an axe would have in the same situation. There was only swift "biting" and "gliding through the wood.".. continues here.
 

 

About 73 dollars with the shipping figured in:  $73

http://www.by-the-sword.com/acatalog/Standard_Knives_Page_4.html

On order, not in or evaluated yet.  No longer true- the Ceremonial Kukri.

Polished steel blade 3/8" thick and 2 1/2 feet long. Weighs 4 lbs. 6 oz.
PAUL'S NOTE: NOT  EVERYONE  CAN  SWING  A  "FIVE POUND"  BLADE

#500448 GIGANTIC CEREMONIAL KUKRI

 Made by the government contractor Windlass Steelcrafts. Hand forged from high carbon steel.

Each comes with regulation sheath. Beheads water buffaloes with a single stroke for the traditional Gurkha sacred ceremony. Very scarce! Only one issued to each Gurkha Regiment in India.

Specially carved native hardwood handle.

Polished steel blade is a staggering 3/8" thick and more than 2 1/2 feet long. Weighs 4 lbs. 6 oz.
 

MEASUREMENTS:  Blade- 2 1/2 feet long, 3/8" thick Wt. 4lbs 6 oz.

Price: $63.00 (Excluding: FL Sales Tax at 6%)  Shipping on mine was ten dollars.

About 73 dollars with the shipping figured in:  $73

 


 

The black does  not come  off the sheath of this Kukri, as I  have detailed elsewhere.

The Black does not come off the sheath, and full Ceremonial Kukri Evaluation.

 

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