The Iraqi Operation Freedom Khukuri is popular among the Gurkha soldiers who were in Iraq because this Khukuri blade is designed to carry in operation in Iraq. This Khukuri is newly designed product to British Gurkha soldiers who are in Iraq. It is not necessary that every Gurkha soldiers who are in Iraq carry this Khukuri blade but this Khukuri is designed for the comfort and ease to carry in Iraq. The handle of this Khukuri is quite different from the other Khukuries. This type of handle is quite comfortable for working and the case or sheath of this Khukuri also matches with Iraq environment. Inspected by an officer, this Khukuri is usually used during training and duty. Like all the other Khukuries this Iraqi Operation Freedom Khukuri also has two pockets on the back of the scabbard which is used to hold a small utility knife called “karda” used for skinning small animals and a sharpener “chakmak” to sharpening the blade or for striking spark from flint. The notch(kaura or kaudi) in the blade near the hilt serves as conduit for the blood on the blade to drip out preventing it from soiling the hilt and sometimes using as a devide for catching and neutralizing enemy blade.
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