Tora KTM British Service Issue circa 1970 (Pre-order - estimated to ship between December 2020-February 2021)

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Tora KTM British Service Issue circa 1970 (Pre-order - estimated to ship between December 2020-February 2021)

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5.0 average, based on 9 reviews


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Product Information

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

The original Pattern of the British Service Issue kukri was possibly introduced in the 1950's. This type of kukri saw active service in the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960), the Borneo Confrontation (1962-1966), and the Falklands war in 1982.

Tora's 2019 BSI (based on the 70's issue) generally has a 30-31cm long Hollow Forged blade with a belly of 5.5cm and a rough weight guideline of between 450-525 grams. It has a stick tang horn handle and comes with military scabbard and frogs and Chakmak & Karda utility knives with 8.5cm blades.

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*The current British Service Issue, introduced in the 1990's, is a very poor variant of the 1970's model. It usually has a standard stock blade with a length of 26.5cm, and a weight around 575 grams!!! No comparison to the 1970's version in Tora's honest opinion.

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 use this link.

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 CodeTBK07
ManufacturerTora Blades

Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 5

good quality

nicely finished (Apr 11 2020, 19:23 PM)

worrth the wait

I waited from Aug to Feb for my knife. I immediately took it out & put it thru as many trials as I could find & it performed GREAT. This is absolutely the finest blade I have ever had. It is worth every minute of the wait. I'm now looking at another example of your products. (Feb 23 2020, 11:40 AM)

Tora KTM blade

I reviewed every Kukrie I could find on the web. I settled for the Tora because they had the best reviews on every evaluation. I ordered my blade in Aug but didn't receive it until the 6th of Feb. It is everything I could ask for & more. The wait was painful but worth every minute because I have a TOP quality product that I will be able hand down to my children. The edge is incredible, the balance is so right on I will be able to use it for long periods of time w/o fatigue. THANK YOU TORA BLADES. (Feb 07 2020, 22:39 PM)


I received my BSI today and I am very satisfied. Fast delivery, nice contact. The kukri fits perfectly in my hand; weight, balance and blade are perfect. It is like it has been waiting for me all the time. It is definitively not my last kukri I will order from Tora! 5 stars are not enough! Thank you and best regards, Michael (Sep 14 2017, 14:44 PM)

Wonderful blade

This khukuri is perfection, it has a very comfortable grip, the blade has a wonderful mirror polish and the scabbard is also well made and the frogs are very well made. The blade also came razor sharp and has worked well for the chores I have assigned it to do. 5/5 I'm coming back :) (Sep 07 2015, 08:47 AM)
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