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The Gurkha Kukri Knife – An All-around Survival Knife

Discussion in 'Knives and edged weapons' started by Sentry18, Sep 6, 2019.

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  1. Sep 6, 2019 #1

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    I want one.

    https://prepperswill.com/the-gurkha-kukri-knife-all-around-survival-knife/

     
  2. Sep 6, 2019 #2

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    I have about 4 kukris from the kukri house in Nepal.

    All hand made and takes about a month or so to get them.
     
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    I've had one of these on my want list for awhile.
    I'll add it to mt Amazon wish list and maybe Santa will bring me one.:)
     
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    I have 3 Becker (Now owned by KBar) knives. They all are good knives and perform well. I haven't handled their Kukri, but they way their other knives are built I bet the Kukri is a beast.
     
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    I've been after one of these for awhile to add to my collection but the only ones I've seen are at open air markets and so full of rust its the only thing holding it together.
     
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    :pThey are a little difficult to use cutting the patch on the muzzle loader
     
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    A gift from a Gurkha soldier, about as authentic as they get.

    Combat stain included.



    a kukri1.jpg
     
  11. Nov 26, 2019 #11

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    Is the Kukri really better than a Bowie? I am not trying to be argumentative. I would just like an explanation of why one is better or preferred over the other.
     
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    I had one on my wishlist and now it's not there. Must mean my wife has been shopping on Amazon.:)
     
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    I suppose it depends on what you're used to...

    The kukhri is better for chopping. There's no doubt about that. If I could only have one or the other in a SHTF scenario, I'd take the Kukhri.
     
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    I don't own a "fighting" knife any more. I was into knives big time in my youth. I practiced fighting techniques and had a few sets of throwing knives that I could handle. After that phase I got into Karate which was a big deal and my instructor taught full contact sports competition. I wasn't into either so I found another teacher and the first words out of his mouth taught me more about Karate than I had learned in the year before.
    He stated simply that there are two things Karate is no good at: anyone twice your size and anyone with a gun. I knew right then I needed a gun!
    Since Karate, a knife and a gun, carry the same responsibilities when put into use I decided the gun was the best way to protect myself.
     
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    I have owned a Kukri, and I own several Bowies. I also have learned to Fight with an Edged Weapon, and I prefer a Bowie in one Hand, and my Tomahawk in the other. If anyone has ever Watched a Marine Train with his Ka-Bar, which is a Bowie, it wouldn't be hard to choose the Bowie over a Kukri, but like was mentioned above a Gun trumps a Knife every time. My solution is to carry both.
     
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    Thank you for the information, and the link. Somewhere in the mix the "comfort" factor has to come into play. What do you feel the most comfortable, or the most confident using. I have never used a Kukri, and surely have never trained with it. Better to stick with what I know.
     
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    That's a good Idea Morgan, but what do you know? For Example as a former Deputy Sheriff I Trained quit a bit with Hand Guns, Long Guns, and Shot Guns, but I also was a Martial Artist for many Years, and Trained in many different Styles including Kempo, Hopkido, Ninjitsu, Choy Lei Ho Kung Fu, and Stick Fighting. The Martial Arts was where I learned to use Edged Weapons. All that being said, my Point is that I didn't stick to just one thing to Defend myself. If I don't have a "regular" Weapon, I can use a Pencil or Pen, an Ash Tray. or a Broom Stick. If you don't put all your Eggs in one Basket, and Train like the End of the World is next Week, you will be on your way to being able to Survive anything.
     
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    I agree with you 1000%. We should always be looking to learn new methods all the time. Given my age and physical capabilities it is not likely I will be taking that kind of training in the near future. If the opportunity arose I would not turn it down.
     
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    I here you, my Age and Physical Condition prevent me from doing what I used to do, but I'm not Dead yet and if I can't take someone Toe to Toe, Guile and Cunning always saves the Day. As far as Training goes you might want to check out a Book Called "The Way of the Raven" it's a Series of about Eight Books that Teach Knife and Tomahawk Fighting, and you can Train at your own Pace. You can find them on Amazon.
     
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