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Cold Steel 39LGKT Gurkha Kukri 12" O-1 Steel Blade, Kraton Handle, Secure-Ex Sheath

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Part Number: CS39LGKT
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
Retail Price: $314.99
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The Kukri blade, with its markedly downward curved blade, has long been identified with the Gurkha Warriors of Nepal, the ferocious mercenaries who have wielded this blade for over 150 years in the service of the British Empire.

The Cold Steel Gurkha Kukri was inspired by Cold Steel President, Lynn C. Thompson's close association with Dr. Maung Gyi, chief instructor of the American Bando Association, and a renowned martial artist with wide-ranging knowledge and skills. Under Dr. Gyi's tutelage, Lynn gained insight into the full potential of the Kukri and learned it was not just a chopping weapon but a piercing, slashing, and smashing weapon as well. Smashing techniques allow the Kukri to function as a hammer or mallet or to deliver non-lethal blows in a self-defense role. A concentrated blow with the back of the blade can break bones or be lethal if directed at the head.

With Dr. Gyi's input, Thompson designed a longer, narrower point for the Gurkha Kukri with more distal tapering to the spine. This resulted in a thinner, sharper point which can be deeply driven into thick, tough targets with minimal effort.

Finally a masterfully designed Kraton handle was added to maximize the blade's fierce potential. Perfectly contoured and deeply checkered, it offers a superb non-slip grip and cushions the hand from the shock of the hardest blow.

Each Gurkha Kukri is supplied with a Secure-Ex® sheath to protect the blade and allow you to wear it safely and securely on your side always ready to defend you and your loved ones.
  • Item Number: 39LGKT
  • Name: Gurkha Kukri
  • Blade Length: 12"
  • Overall Length: 17"
  • Steel: O-1 High Carbon
  • Weight: 22 oz
  • Blade Thickness: 5/16"
  • Handle: 5" Long. Kray-Ex™
  • Sheath: Secure-Ex® Sheath
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442007982

Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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5 out of 5
Jul 25, 2013
Pros: Finish, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Materials, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness
Awesome blade!
Picked this puppy up for $150. Theft at that price if you ask me. Edge could be a little better out of the box; however, I usually sharpen all my knives to a razor's edge after purchase anyway. The only thing I don't like about the purchase was the stock sheath - the mounting angles and points for sheath-to-belt are too limited.
5 out of 5
Richlands, Nc
Jan 04, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Gift for the hubby, he loves it.
4 out of 5
Jun 30, 2012
Pros: Weight, Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: None
Good blade
Of course, some aspects of this blade could have been better, but for the price, its pretty good, and the design is very good. This blade is designed first and foremost to be a weapon, therefore, the light weight compared to many other kukri knives. Hopefully, none of us need to use it in such a way. After taking it to the woods and compared it whit my Cold Steel Trailmaster I found out that I could chop down trees faster and with fewer cut, but the difference was not as big as I thought. I would say that the CS kukri knife is approx. 25% better as a chopping tool than the CS Trailmaster. I would say that you are going to do a lot of chopping before there is any point in letting the CS Trailmaster stay home and take with you the CS kukri instead. But of course, the CS kukri is a nice blade to have in your blade collection, especially if you are interested in fighting blades.
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