This is an afghan kukri knife Operation Enduring Freedom kukri (Khukuri). The Afghanistan kukri is one of the FGKH bestselling blades.
This afghan kukri knife is handmade and features 8 inch matte finish blade. The blade is of a high carbon spring steel. This make the blade durable and strong. This is a full tang Afghan khukuri with a 5″ handle which features beautiful rosewood material which is securely fitted to the Khukuri handle using the traditional Nepali glue called Laha. The sheath or scabbard of 1110 gms (39 oz approx) handmade from the leather of the Water Buffalo found throughout Nepal. The khukuri comes with the sheath knives the Karda and Chakmak. The two small (Karda and Chakmak) accessory blades used for sharpening. The khukuri can be use in souvenir purpose. The materials used in the Afghan khukuri is Highly Graded Carbon Steel, (car & Jeep leaf spring, 5160)Water Buffalo refine Leather for Scabbard(outside) and Water-Buffalo Bone for the Handle, Pinewood for the Scabbard (inside), Laha( Nepali Traditional Glue).
The overall length of the afghan kukri knife is 13 inch and the total weight is 1110 grams (39 oz approx).Afghan khukuri is one of the most used khukuri in the wars because it is the full tang blade. Hence, the handle is easy to carry. It is comfortable in using. Therefore it can be use in the hunting and for the decorative purpose in the home. This can be the most useful material in the kitchen from chopping vegetables to food and even the meats. The shape and size of the blade is perfect. It have a guard which will protect your hand from getting hunt. Having this khukuri makes you feel safer than having gun in your home. Since the size of the khukuri is small so it can be carry in the hunting purposes.
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.