Tora KTM WW1 8th GR Kukri (Pre-order - batch 21)

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Tora KTM WW1 8th GR Kukri (Pre-order - batch 21)

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5.0 average, based on 4 reviews


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Product Information

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

Tora's replica of the Kotli Loharan Battalion kukri is based on a WW1 Battalion Issue Kukri made in Kotli Loharan. Kotli Loharan was in North West India (now Pakistan) and kukri made by the Lohars (ironsmiths) were very sought after due to their high quality. They are known to have made Battalion kukri for the 8th Gurkha Rifles in WW1. We know that this kukri was issued to the Gurkha's, due to some coming with regimental, battalion and service number markings.

The blade length is 32cm, belly depth is 5.5cm. Rough weight guidance on this kukri is 475-550g. This kukri comes with 8.5cm chakmak & karda utility knives, military style frogs and also a tinder pouch, (please note it no longer comes with the insert as pictured). This kukri has a peened stick tang wooden handle with metal butt cap with 2 screws going back into the handle.

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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 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 CodeKTM KLH
ManufacturerTora Blades

Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 5

Excellent craftsmanship

my only wish is that they could run this as their full time business, so the wait times were less. Because the world needs to see the love put into making these, and most people don't have the patience to wait for something special. But the moment you open the box and unsheath this knife, there's a definite wow factor to it. Moves well in the hand and so far all the dead branches (all about 1 inch in diameter, and seasoned not rotted) have given way in 1 to 2 snap cuts. No dings, and the edge is just like it came out the box. My tinder pouch came with the nail the kami cut in half to test the temper, wrapped in a piece of paper which I thought was a really cool addition. (Feb 15 2020, 05:29 AM)

Functional artwork

This knife is the second Kukri I have owned and probably won’t be the last after my experience with it. It came in bundled in bubble wrap and all the paper work that ensures the authenticity of the blade. I almost threw out the nail they tested as it was wrapped in newspaper. Right out of the scabbard the blade is razor sharp, which is more then I can say for my other Kukri which is NOT a Tora. Both companion knives are of the same high quality with the Karda being so sharp I could use it as a straight razor. The performance of this knife is outstanding from chopping logs to delicate feather sticks. The only down side is the tremendous wait time to get your product (I waited about 2 1/2 months), but in the end it pays off. (Jan 04 2020, 22:01 PM)

Tora KTM WW1 8th GR Kukri

It is my first kukri so i can not compare it with others. But i am a little experienced with swords and machetes. This kukri is really well crafted in all of its parts. After receiving it, I took my time to get the sense of a blade like this. Probably that is only possible with such a traditional handcrafted kukri. The kukri is - as often reviewed - very well balanced. It has its own Drive forward downward, but it is good to control this of its curved handle with that pommel at the end. Also the upstanding chase in the handle gives a good response of the blade, and also a very nice feel of Obediance. All put together - the size, the weight, the balance and the handle it is an extraordinary experience to use this blade. In accordance with the tradition and the Knowledge of the blacksmith it is a blade how it is meant to be. This is what i really appreciate. Thanks a lot to every one who is concerned in crafting it. With no constraint it is worth the money. At the end i really would have liked to have a little engraving of the blacksmith on the blade. Maybe i am a little romantic about this - However. One small point to remark ist the oil you use to protect the blade. Together with the wooden inside of the sheath it leaves brown stains on the polished steel which are not so easy to remove. Thanks for every thing and with my best regards. Jens (Oct 05 2018, 16:48 PM)

Oh my simply perfection

For those you no the o e and only Bryan, I thank him for his great fair reviews and his influence on my purchase. Thanks to Simon and Leanne for making it all possible . Last but not least to the Kami who obviously poured his heart into making this kukri. The quality is just what you dream of. A piece of art, flawless. Almost too good to use but meant to be an extension of your arm. Could ask for more. Do t know how you could find a better Kukri. I'm just one happy pickle. (Jun 29 2018, 19:35 PM)
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