Havildar Kukri (Batch 35 - ETS March 2024)

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Havildar Kukri (Batch 35 - ETS March 2024)

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5.0 average, based on 6 reviews


Product Information
Tora's Havildar kukri is based on a Kukri carried by a Havildar (Sergeant) in the Gurkhas during the Burma campaign in WW2. His kukri was most likely made by the regimental or battalion armourer to the Havildar's requirement, but also so that it corresponded to Official pattern carry. Please be aware that from Nov 2021, the decoration pattern is the one shown in the main picture.

The Tora Havildar kukri generally has a hollow forged 32cm long blade, with a belly of 6cm and a rough weight guideline of 500-550 grams. It has a stick tang horn handle and comes with a military scabbard and military frogs with 8.5cm chakmak & karda utility knives. Please note that the tinder pouch no longer comes with the insert.

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Tora kukri are traditional handmade kukri, made in Nepal, and not the usual export and tourist kukri found on many other websites. Tora strives to make kukri to the traditional specifications as per the original models.

For an easy way to sharpen your kukri please watch this video.

We strongly recommend that the wooden parts on all kukri are treated with the appropriate oil and wood treatment prior to use.

Please note that because all of our kukri are hand-made, variances in size, weight, wood colour, chakmak & karda style etc may well occur. You must be 18 yrs and over to purchase any knife or sword.

Please note that the kukri are now sent directly from Nepal.

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Product CodeTBK05
ManufacturerTora Blades
Stock Level1

Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 5

Gary Z.Tora blades HAVILDAR

This blade is one I can never get enough. It is truly amazing so much I ordered a second one for the other hand. Truly a work of art. Tora blades an extension of the arm when u weild it.Gary Zenchyshyn (18 Dec 2018, 15:39)

The best Tora Blade (But still only the first I have bought!)

This piece of art is an example of what is great about the artisans skill! It is relatively light, with beautiful lines, but is exceptionally balanced. It doesn't feel like it would be a burden to carry and the weight distribution feels as if the whole unit is designed for it's purpose! It has a natural fall due to it's exceptional lines, and I think this would take the place of any tomahawk, making it an essential outdoors piece which would also, no doubt, strike up conversations and interest in Khukuris every where it is revealed!Steve ODell (18 Dec 2018, 08:48)

Where craft meets art.

I just received my Havildar kukri. I had previous bought an Ex-Gurka and returned it because of weight and finishing. The Tora Havildar is absolutely beautiful, solid, light well balanced. When holding it, it just wants to chop something. Worth every penny. The EX-Gurka felt like a brick, and the thought of using it for an extended period made my arm ache. The Tora blade is a work of the art and function. The hollow grind, the edge, the spine and the polish is superb. Weight is an important issue. To make something strong and light and functional is where craft meets art. Thinking about getting another. Robert Hayward (24 Sep 2017, 20:46)

Havildar kukri

Very nice kukri, well balanced and nice quality bouth for the kukri and the scabbard. Cut wood and stuff like butter :)bo gøran nilsson (6 Sep 2016, 07:44)

Well made and nicely balanced Kukri.

This knife is a joy to hold in the hand. It is exquisitely balanced and well made. The heat treating on the metal is very good and the blade takes and holds an edge very well. I highly recommend this knife for up to medium duty work around the camp and for self defense.Joseph McCammond (7 Aug 2014, 00:45)
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