The Iraqi Operation Freedom Kukri is popular among the Gurkha soldiers who were in Iraq because this Kukri blade is designed to carry in operation in Iraq. This Kukri 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 Kukri blade but this Kukri is designed for the comfort and ease to carry in Iraq. The handle of this Kukri is quite different from the other Kukries. This type of handle is quite comfortable for working and the case or sheath of this Kukri also matches with Iraq environment. Inspected by an officer, this Kukri is usually used during training and duty. Like all the other Kukries this Iraqi Operation Freedom Kukri 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.
This kukri is made in Ankhola village in eastern Nepal. It is similar to the Bhojpure Kukri, however unlike the Bhojpuri, it is forged in a different manner and is perhaps one of the most difficult to craft. The handle is made in metallic forms for durability and to give a fancy look. This kukri emphasis on the extra weight to the blade. This kukri was made by highly skilled craftsmen of Eastern part of Nepal.
Blade Size: 13”
Handle Size: 6”
Material: Wood, Carbon Steel and Leather.
Actual Weight: 1200gm
Weight With Packaging: 1600 gm
Origin: Dharan (Eastern part of Nepal)
Shipping Provider: DHL Express or TNT Express or EMS Express
Shipping Time: Usually ships within 48 hours. Allow 3-5-7 business days for delivery worldwide.
Ankhola Khukuri, Chukuri Khukuri (Ferious), Iriqi Khukuri (Freedom)$73.33