The classic issue kukri of modern time has following dimensions and materials. Blade Made Material :- Made of Highly Graded Carbon Steel. Length: 22.5 inch (Overall length). Blade : 15 inches polished Blade.
Handle : 6.5 inches full tang Handle made of Rosewood. With tapering towards the end.Scabbard is made of cotton wood cover in leather. Rat tail tang attached with brass bolster. Origin: Hand Forge at Nepalese Handicraft Zone Factory in Dharan, East Nepal. Hand Forged Full Tang, Bowie, Combat...
THE ORIGINS OF THE FAMOUS GURKHA KNIFE - KNOWN AS THE KUKRI OR KHUKURI. There are a number of different theories about the origin of the Gurkha kukri or (Khukuri).
One is that it is a descendent of the Machaira, the curved cavalry sword of the ancient Macedonians carried by Alexander's horseman when he invaded north west India in the Fourth Century BC. Another not necessarily contradictory theory is that the Gurkha knife originates from a form of knife used by the Mallas who came to power in Nepal in the Thirteenth Century.
Arguably the most credible theory about the kukri's origins is that this unique Gurkha knife was developed in isolation by the peasants of Nepal. The kukri's size and dimensions may have been shaped by the environment as a longer weapon would have been impractical given the very steep hillsides that characterize much of Nepal.