** NEW ** KTM WW2 Officers 4/10th GR (Pre-order - estimated to complete Feb-March 2019)

  • Click to enlarge
  • Click to enlarge
  • Click to enlarge
  • Click to enlarge
  • Click to enlarge
  • Click to enlarge
** NEW ** KTM WW2 Officers 4/10th GR (Pre-order - estimated to complete Feb-March 2019)

Tap for gallery

£127.50


Product Information
Specification

Please note - you are placing a pre-order for this kukri.

Tora's WW2 Officers 4/10th Gurkhas kukri is based on an Officers kukri made around the Darjeeling area which were favoured by 10th GR Officers in WW2. It is an excellent jungle kukri and it is unusually utilitarian for an Officers kukri of that period as they had orderly's to make camp for them or in the jungle, bashas.
The Kukri has a 35cm long hollow forged/ground blade with a belly depth of 5.5cm and a rough weight guideline of approx 480-550 grams. The handle is wooden with a stick tang and a classic sunburst Darjeeling keeper. It comes housed in a military scabbard with military frogs and includes Tinder Pouch and Chakmak and Karda utility knives.

For an easy way to sharpen your kukri please use this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vplOsEUgwIg

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 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.

Please join our Tora Kukri Facebook page.

4/10th GR WW2; from the 10th GR website

The 4th Battalion was raised at Abbottabad on 15th March 1941. From January until May 1942 the Battalion was stationed in the Andaman Islands for garrison and defence duties and then moved to Ceylon for jungle training until July 1943 when it returned to India. From November 1943 to August 1945 the Battalion distinguished itself in the fighting in Burma under 20th Indian Division (Battle Honour `Burma 1942-45', also earned by 1st and 3rd Battalions). It took part in the battles around Imphal in March to June 1944, particularly at Witok in March (Battle Honours `IMPHAL', also earned by 1st and 3rd Battalions, `Tamu Road', 12th March to 4th April 1944, and `Shenam Pass', 1st April to 22nd June 1944, the latter also earned by 3rd Battalion). In the subsequent advance south the Battalion fought at Pyingaing or `Pink Gin' (December 1944), the Wainggyo Gorge (26th-29th December 1944), the advance on Myinmu (19th-23rd January 1945), and the Crossing of the Irrawaddy (13th-14th February 1945). Its greatest battle was at Talingon in the bridgehead beyond the Irrawaddy during the advance on Mandalay. Here the Battalion suffered 50 killed and 127 wounded in a prolonged battle (16th-26th February 1945) but virtually wiped out the counter-attacking Japanese 16th Regiment, inflicting 953 casualties on it, including at least 504 killed (Battle Honours `MANDALAY', 12th February to 21st March 1945, and `MYINMU BRIDGEHEAD', 12th February to 7th March). In the final drive south the Battalion fought numerous actions, particularly in the advance down the Irrawaddy valley (Battle Honours `Kyaukse 1945', 8th-21st March, and `Irrawaddy', 29th March to 30th May 1945) and in the large-scale actions at Allanmyo (28th April 1945) and near Prome. Lastly it took part in the final destruction of the Japanese forces in Burma near the Sittang River (Battle Honour `Sittang 1945', 10th May to 15th August, also earned by 1st Battalion).

In addition to being awarded 20th Indian Division's Dagger Banner (depicting a hand grasping a dagger) as the best battalion in that formation, 4th Battalion was referred to by The Times newspaper as `the non-stop Gurkhas'.

Product CodeKTM-WW2-4/10
ManufacturerTora Blades
Stock Level2
ConditionNew
Weight1kg


Customer Reviews

This product hasn't been reviewed yet.

Write a review

Write Review

Please enter a valid email address.
This field is required.
Top

Mailing List

Enter your e-mail address to receive our newsletter
Please enter a valid email address.
Email address already subscribed. Continue if you wish to unsubscribe.
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

eCommerce by CubeCart