Citadel KC4009 Kukri Fixed 8-1/4" DNH7 Blade, Palisander Wood Handles
CIKC4009: KC4009 Vannak III
A utilitarian version of the Nepalese fighting knife.
Kukris are adept at many different tasks depending on the design, light and fast for a primary fighting knife or thick and heavy for back-woods bushcraft. Citadel's version takes a more utilitarian approach, hitting the sweet spot right in the middle of these two extremes. Extremely useful around the camp or on a hunt the knife can be quite effectively pressed into fighting service if needed.
The high carbon steel blade is hand forged from imported DNH7 steel and differentially hardened in the Japanese style. This hardening process creates a hard, durable edge and a softer more resilient spine and tang. The blade is sharpened to a full convex profile which greatly increases the durability of the hardened edge.
A full grain leather belt sheath is included featuring Citadel's unique button and loop fastener. This system securely holds the knife in place but can be broken easily enough in the event the knife needs to be removed quickly for an emergency. As DNH7 is a high-carbon steel the knife should not be stored in the leather sheath for a long period of time; a nylon zipper storage pouch is included for long-term storage instead.
- Differentially Hardened Blade
- Full Tang
- Palisander Handle
- Overall: 13-3/4"
- Blade Length: 8-1/4"
- Blade Thickness: 0.24"
- Handle Thickness: 1.1"
- Blade Steel: DNH7 High Carbon Steel
- Handle Material: Palisander Wood
- Weight: 17.8 oz.
- Made in Cambodia
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.