The Afghan knife is used by the Gurkhas deployed in Afghanistan since the war has started there, hence it’s called the Afghan knife. This is a replica of the Afghan kukri being used by the Gurkhas in Afghanistan. This has been crafted for the best use in fight, though the replicas are exact copies of the Afghan kukri, they are a bit blunt than the actual Afghan kukri used in War, but it’s an exact replica. The kukri is made in the style of Angkhola kukri with an 11 inch semi polished blade, and a handle of 5 inch. The blade is double fuller, or with 2 chira. The blade is made up of Highly graded Carbon steel (Car and jeep leaf spring 5160). The handle is made up of Rosewood with a comfortable finger grip which is very easy to handle. It is a full tang kukri with the base of the blade protruded out with a hole at the end for safe carrying or as a hook. The rosewood on the side of the blade which makes the handle is glued together by the traditional Nepali glue called Laha. The scabbard is made up of pinewood with water buffalo leather. The Afghan knife comes with Karda and Chakmak, two small accessory blades used for polishing.
You may not know how to take out the kukri from sheath. So, always draw the khukuri from scabbard slowly holding the upper edge of scabbard with palm and fingers. Avoid encircling the scabbard with your fingers. It may cause injury to your inner fingers.For the maintenance of the kukri: if you are going to keep it inside the scabbard for a long time, make sure the blade are well oiled with any kind of machine oil or gun oil. If you have a displaying stand as shown in the photo than, just keep the blade clean and dry. In case of rust develop on the blade rub it with fine sandpaper.