Tank-crew M43 Kukri.
Reproduced from the original antique pattern Kukri of World War 2. Ideal all-round Kukri with a wide 11" blade, full tang and a comfortable wooden handle. A deep brown leather over wood scabbard based on military issue in WW2.
Available at DLT Trading (USA).
Blade: 33 cm /11 inches. AISI 5160 high carbon spring steel.
Tang: Full tang.
Handle: (incl. bolster): 12 cm /5 inches, dark rosewood.
Overall: 43,5 cm (15 inches).
Weight: 550 g (excl. scabbard, approx. weight*)
Etc: Full-tang, sunken rivets, alloy metal bolster & pommel plate.
Scabbard: Military issue style scabbard with brown leather on wood, belt frog, brass tip cap.
Heritage Knives reproduction of the original “fat” M 43 Kukri from WW2 is made for hard use in nature. We named this Kukri "Tank-crew M43" due to its heritage and use in WW2. It is a strong outdoor Kukri knife, has a battle proven design and can be used for a variety of tasks and will live up to its legendary status.
Our Kukri´s are hand forged as per tradition and to match the original antique pattern as best as possible. Made with strong steel, oil quenched and properly heat treated making our Kukri knives unique. This is the best reproduction of the antique pattern and as close as possible to the original, besides having a slightly longer handle to fit the modern user better.
This type of Kukri was used by British & Commonwealth forces during WW2 in the Far East against the forces of Imperial Japan, particularly in the China-Burma-India area where it is known that Armoured Car troops used this style of Kukri´s. The Tank-crew M43 Kukri is similar to the classical 13 inch blade «Military M43 Kukri” but “Tank-crew” has an 2 inch shorter blade length and a broader blade belly which enables deep and powerful cuts.See image to left for comparison.
This is a durable Kukri knife for camping, expeditions, forest walks, hunting, mountaineering, nature experiences, safari, self- defense, outdoor adventures, trekking and more.
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Images: Heritage Knives Nepal, Marcin Malczewski & YutaCustoms