This Kukri(khukuri) is famous among the Gurkha soldiers who fought in Iraq because it was designed to carry operation in Iraq. This iraqi Kukri is newly designed product to British Gurkha soldiers who are in Iraq. It is not necessary that every Gurkha soldiers who are in Iraq carry this Kukri blade but this Kukri is designed for the luxury and ease to carry in Iraq. The handle of this iraqi Kukri is quite different from the other Khukris. This type of handle is quite comfortable for working and the case or sheath of this Kukri also matches with Iraqi environment. Examined by an officer, this Kukri is usually used during training and duty. Like all the other Kukris this Iraqi Operation Freedom Kukri also has two pockets on the back of the scabbard which is used to hold a small utility knife called “karda” used for skinning small animals and a sharpener “chakmak” to sharpening the blade or for striking spark from flint. The notch (kaura or kaudi) in the blade near the hilt serves as channel for the blood on the blade to drip out preventing it from staining and sometimes using as a unit for catching and neutralizing enemy blade.
We highly recommend that the wooden parts on all kukri are treated with the appropriate timber oil or wood treatment prior to use to protect and prolong the life of the timber. All of our exquisite Kukri’s are hand-made and as such there will be variations in size, weight, timber colour and other such features which make them unique and distinguishable from machine made imitations. Buyers must be 18 yrs and over to purchase any knife or sword. Please note that the kukri’s are shipped directly from Nepal.