Tora KTM WW1 Battalion 1/6 Kukri (Pre-order - estimated to ship between August-September 2020)

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Tora KTM WW1 Battalion 1/6 Kukri (Pre-order - estimated to ship between August-September 2020)

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4.7 average, based on 6 reviews


Product Information

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

Tora's WW 1/6 Battalion Issue kukri is a replica from an original in Simon's personal collection. The original was probably picked up by a British Soldier in the Gallipoli campaign in WW1 and belonged to Gurkha 843 Gurung of B Company. It may well have been used/carried at the famous battle of Sari Bair in 1915.

The Tora WW1 1/6 Battalion kukri has a 33cm long blade with a belly of approx 6cm and weight range of approximately 540 - 615 grams. It has a stick tang wooden handle and comes with a military scabbard and frogs and 8.5cm Chakmak & Karda utility knives.

This kukri has recently been selected by 2 Gurkha Squadrons to be used as their kothimora presentation kukri and also by former 6th GR Gurkha Officers to have in their personal collections.

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Please note that the tinder pouch no longer comes with the insert.

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 CodeTBK06
ManufacturerTora Blades
Stock Level5

Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.7


The only way to describe this Khukuri is 'perfect'. This is the second Battalion Issue I have bought and like the previous one, it is very well balanced even though it is slightly heavier. The handle is very comfortable and has beautiful grains. The scabbard is very nice too. The leather used is thick and feels very durable, and the blades do not wiggle or fall off when held upside-down. I cannot recommend tora blades enough. To anyone who is concerned about the long wait, I can assure you that it is absolutely worth it. (Aug 09 2019, 14:25 PM)

Could have been 5 stars

The knife itself ... is almost perfect. Oh, they missed sharpening the inner curve a bit, but overall, this knife is the most evenly forged and crafted, well-balanced kukri I have handled. The karda ... before this, I never saw a sharp karda when purchasing from other manufacturers. This one was razor sharp! The sheath looked nice, but didn't really fit. The blade will insert only so far, then takes great effort to withdraw. Doesn't help that the blade hugs one side of the scabbard and rubs up against the karda (which will cause wear over time). And the mouth of the scabbard is wide open, so putting wedges in there isn't going to impact much--I think the tightness and warping are deeper down in the scabbard. I may have to glue some wooden paint mixer sticks together and try to drive those down into there, they might reach. Will try to figure out something. I have work to do, to make this work. So, overall, great knife, but sheath = fail. Kind of at a loss for what to do. Normally, I'd sell this, but the knife is so nice. And I don't have the craftsmanship skills to make a new scabbard on my own. Just a shame, a knife of this quality deserved a nice functional scabbard. (Sep 06 2018, 03:58 AM)

Gorgeous, balanced, outstanding.

When I first received this kukri it just took my breath away. The craftsmanship is incredible. The balance was what made it so amazing. To say it's an extension of your arm is an understatement. It's perfect. Then I used it. I've tested it over the past 1-2 months and I just can't believe how well it works. It's so incredible comfortable. It chops like a beast. It's very strong, and it bites into hardwood very well. It also can split wood like a hatchet, just a flick of the wrist and you have your kindling. One of the best things about it is the steel. I wasnt expecting anything special, but I am thoroughly impressed. Not only is it incredibly tough, it holds its edge for an impressive amount of time. It can even carve well. I've only had to touch it up a few times and it's still shaving-sharp. Great tool for Bushcraft, camping, and garden work. (Feb 24 2018, 13:56 PM)

Excellent kukri, top workmanship

My first purchase from Tora. I am truly impressed by the workmanship. The kukri itself is simply perfect - excellent balance, just the right weight, true in all respects to early 20th c. originals save for the slightly larger grip to accomodate our Western hands. High quality and attention to detail evident throughout, including the sheath, karda and chakmak. Possibly the best modern kukri on the market these days. Certainly head and shoulders above any other model that I have ever owned or handled. Well worth the price and wait - about 7 months in my case. Greetings to the kind folks at Tora and particularly the kami keeping their tradition alive. (Jan 26 2018, 20:05 PM)


The WW Battalion is an impressive piece of craftsmanship, and a solid chopper. The scabbard is fantastic, as well. (Apr 30 2015, 17:32 PM)
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