The original Kukri hailing from 1947 as presented by the Officers of the 2/8th Gurkha Rifles,
is now available in reproduction by us at Heritage Knives.
It follows the classical 8 GR Kukri pattern while we took the freedom to slightly change the handle for better use and comfort, from alloy-metal to rosewood for your comfort, added a lovely ring grip so its secure in your hand. This Kukri comes with our standard Satin polish and mirror as an option.
Further information on regimental & battalion Kukri knives can be found below.
This is a proper fighting Kukri which was designed for war and battle
and still stands the test of time.
Stick tang, brassbolster and butt-plate.
Blade: 37,5 cm (14 ¾ inch),
New imported high carbon Steel.
Handle: 5 inch (incl. bolster)
Weight: approx. 600 g
Normal: Military Scabbard of black leather covered wood, proper belt frog!
Officer´s Deluxe: Decorated Buttplate, Karda and Chakmak (KC), Battle Scabbard with pockets for KC.
+ 25 USD
Options for fulltang & mirror polish.
The original Kukri from 2/8th Gurkha Rifles 1947, Heritage Knives reproduced in 2018.
The original 1947 Kukri, the reproduction, Lt. Montagu´s Sirupate depicted in gallery.
Most of our blades are on Youtube, here a retiered Gurkha´s niece is trying out the 2/8th Gurkha Rifles WW2 Officer´s Kukri.
Historical Khukuri knifes of the
8th Gurkha Rifles. PDF.
Regimental /Battalion Kukris by J.Sedwell/Spiral, based on the article on 20th C. Issue Kukri knives of the British Army.
All Images unless marked Heritage Knives from Gurkha Antiques. Used with permission.