Tora KTM WW2 8th GR (Alloy Handle) (Pre-order - estimated to ship between August-September 2020)

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Tora KTM WW2 8th GR (Alloy Handle) (Pre-order - estimated to ship between August-September 2020)

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Product Information

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

This is a very popular Alloy handled WW2 kukri of the 8th Gurkha Rifles, the first known date of the 8th Gurkhas wearing these kukri is in 1930 and they were used through to and including WW2 by both Officers and Rifleman. The kukri smiths have have done extremely well in making the handles in the correct fashion and materials.

The Kukri has a 31cm long hollow forged/ground blade 5cm belly depth, and it has a rough weight guideline of approx 480-550 grams, it is housed in a military scabbard with military frogs, and includes Tinder Pouch (which no longer comes with the insert) and 8.5cm Chakmak and Karda utility knives.

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Part of the Order of the Day (20/12/1944) by Col. Walter Walker, as the 4/8th were to spearhead the advance from the book 'The Fighting General';

“I know we shall kill and utterly destroy the Japanese whenever and wherever we meet him. As Commandant of this Battalion I pin my faith in you. You have character; you have grit and guts; you have supreme courage; you have high morale; you have discipline; you have pride in your race; and now that you have confidence as a result of our recent training you are all going to be an everlasting credit to the cause which roused the manhood of Nepal and the land which gave you birth.” Walker was delighted that his guest could watch his Gurkhas ‘going in like terriers’ with drawn kukri

Walker had his Japanese body counts queried, when the Officer from Headquarters came to visit him, he arranged for Japanese heads to be put on either side of his Pagoda, which solved the problem of the body count.

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-Alloy
ManufacturerTora Blades
Stock Level5

Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 5

KTM WWII 8th Gurkha Rifles (Alloy Handle)

A very nice blade with simple lines, yet a look far advanced of the 1930s whence the original came. A different feel for the handle, and definately not a handle for cold weather! It is however, very comfortable without the 'organic' feel. The worksmanship is amazing in all details. The hollow ground blade, the beautifully polished handle all fit snugly into the scabbard, which, in itself, is a work of art! Just a shame the tinder pouch no longer come with the blades. This beautiful piece hasn't let me down and makes me look forward to my next Tora blade even more! The Kamis Simon uses are true artisans! (Jun 18 2019, 19:23 PM)
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