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Gurkha Knives Package 2009 $250.00

Service No.1 (British Gurkhas Ceremonial):
It is one of the standard issue khukuris of the legendary British Gurkhas of the year 2009.

Service Ceremonial or Dress knife, and also known as the “No.1 Khukuri” in army vocabulary is a standard issue khukuri worn by Gurkha soldiers on parade and on duty. It is this modern day kukri that stupendously distinct a Gurkha from others and has become an integral part of a Gurkha’s official uniform.

KHHI’s deep research into the standard issues of the Gurkhas has led to the opening of this new chapter (category) containing the standard issues of the year 2009 (current year) as in each year new khukuris are selected for new recruits through official tender. Basically the selected khukuris are from the same old template however the shape of the blade and some minute changes in the set may occur each year. The selection committee selects the best verifying all details from the requirements of the tender and the same is issued to all freshers.

Like its old counterparts the overall look of the khukuri is very shinny, from blade to handle to scabbard to the two small accompanying knives which is the reason why it is picked as the Dress Knife since smartness and discipline is very important,. However unlike its predecessors this Service Ceremonial has no “Nepal” and “Recruitment Date” stamped in the blade. The scabbard is made from high quality extra shiny pattern leather to furnish intense shininess and smartness to the uniform and the carrier himself in whole. Gurkhas also carry this khukuri on events like "Ceremonial Kukri Drill" and on special army occasions attended by high-ranking military officers, VIP dignitaries, honorable guests etc. During the presentation they withdraw the khukuri from scabbard and hold it out for the guest to inspect.

A soldier retains his “Service Ceremonial” throughout his army career (Other ranks) as a soldier and is a prize possession after retirement.

Service Ceremonial has a simple basic khukuri blade with brass fixtures. It has Buffalo Horn handle fitted to go with the boots and belt of a carrying soldier. The 10.5” long blade is highly polished to go with the shinny patent leather scabbard. The blade unlike the previous ones is slightly broader and has a steep peak. The overall panel of the blade is fatter comparatively to the earlier issues. A rat tail tang goes through the handle (hidden) which is peened over at the brass pommel (butt cap). A protective brass chape (tip) is also fitted in the scabbard for support and good look. Two accompanying knives “Karda (Small Knife)” and “Chakmak (Sharpener)” are also highly polished.

The patent leather frog is another aspect of the khukuri that has been changed. The adjustable “Brass Bottom” at the back of the frog is removed and replaced by black rivets (7 altogether in each loop; 3 pairs and 1 single).

Service Ceremonial is mainly a decorative kukri to honor the most formidable soldiers, a collectible item of the legendary Gurkhas and an iconic souvenir with historic significance and country’s pride to take back home as a memento to pay one’s respect and tribute to the Gurkhas, or even as gift for loved ones from Nepal that no other things could compete or surpass.

Service No.2 (British Gurkhas Training):
It is one (second) of the standard issue khukuris of the legendary British Gurkhas of the year 2009. Recruits are issued with this full unpolished kukri knife for training, exercise, assignment and for combat sometimes.

The inclusion of Service Ceremonial (no.1 khukuri) into standard issued kukri knives in early 1990’s also brought the initiation or need for a rough utility knife for actually using that was filled in by the Service No.2 or the Training Knife, also know as the No.2 Sarkhari khukuri in army vocabulary. And consequently Service No.2 was also made the second issue khukuri to all new recruits by army officials. Now from early 1990’s, like never before a new soldier would get 2 khukuri as per the choice and requirement of the army standard from the appointed local contractors. The same “Jungle” knife that soldiers bought in past was upgraded and made a part of standard issued khukuris to the Gurkhas. This action by army is primarily executed to bringing more uniformity and tidiness, be it in “Parade” or in “raw Terrain”.

Like its old counterparts the khukuri is totally unpolished from tip to tail including its two small accompanying knives. However unlike its predecessors the blade is slightly thicker and fatter with a steep peak. A rat tail tang goes through the handle (hidden) which is peened over at the brass pommel (butt cap). The blade is identical to Service No.1 2009, totally unpolished however. Any kind of stamping is also not done. The total unpolished format also comes as an advantage as it enhances the cutting ability and durability of the blade as losing of temper is prevented by avoiding the long machinery process undertaken to polish a blade.

The scabbard is plain and simple made from water buffalo hide. It has double loop belt holder (frog) with a fasten-up system. The double loops are secured by black rivets for a strong fixture. A protective brass chape (tip) is also fitted in the scabbard for support and look.

The unpolished horn handle of the Jungle provides better grip and easier handling too. Some No.2s are also camouflaged by green cotton cloth or similar materials by soldiers for warfare to ensemble with their uniform and not to attract any unwanted attention.

Service No.2 because of its typical look, special feature and very close association with the legendary Gurkhas is one of the best sellers of all times. It is an all-out all-purpose utility knife that carries the history, and also has all characters of an assault knife.

Gurkha Ceremonial (Gurkha Contingent, SPF):
The Gurkha Contingent or “GC” is a line department of the “Singapore Police Force”. Members of the GC are trained to be highly-skilled and are selected for their display of strong discipline and dedication in their tasks. The principal role of the contingent is to be a special guard force, and is currently used as a counter-terrorist force.

The GC was formed on 9 April 1949 in the wake of Indian independence from the British Empire, where Gurkhas battalions from the British Indian Army were divided between the Indian Army and the British Army. Those transferred to the British Army were posted to other remaining British Colonies, and Singapore being one of them.

After Singapore gain independence form the British, GC played a crucial role in controlling riots and violence amongst the ethnic groups that threatened the very existence of the new born country. Their presence as a neutral force was important because local police officers were often perceived to be (or were even expected to be) biased towards their own ethnic groups when handling racial disturbances, further fueling discontent and violence. Thus the Gurkha Contingent as an impartial force at the time stabilized the country and its sovereignty as personnel (Nepalese) in GC were Nepalese hailing from another country, religion and background. Nepalese were more than perfect and suited for the job and hence were integrated to the national security force of the country forming “Singapore Police Force Gurkha Contingent” or “SPFGC”.

It is one of the standard issue khukuris of the famous Singapore Police Force Gurkha Contingent or “SPFGC” of the year 2009.

Gurkha Ceremonial or famously known as “Service Ceremonial” is a standard issue knife worn by SPFGC on parade (March Past) and on duty. It is with this kukri a Gurkha demonstrates his identity and by this kukri swears to put his duty above all. Like in the Gurkha Army this famed kukri knife stupendously distinct a Gurkha from others and has become an integral part of his official uniform.

The overall look of the khukuri is very shinny, from blade to handle to scabbard to the two small accompanying knives which is the reason why it is picked as the Dress Knife since smartness and discipline is very important. The scabbard is made from high quality extra shiny pattern leather to furnish intense shininess and smartness to the uniform and the carrier himself in whole. Gurkha Policemen also carry this khukuri on events like "Ceremonial Kukri Drill" and on special occasions attended by high-ranking state officers, VIP dignitaries, honorable guests etc. During the presentation they withdraw the khukuri from scabbard and hold it out for the guest to inspect.

Gurkha Ceremonial has a simple basic khukuri blade with brass fixtures. The balde is plain and simple with no stamping of any sort. It has Buffalo Horn handle fitted to go with the boots and belt of a carrying soldier. The 10” approx. long blade is highly polished to go with the shinny patent leather scabbard. A rat tail tang goes through the handle (hidden) which is peened over at the brass pommel (butt cap). A protective brass chape (tip) is also fitted in the scabbard for support and good look. Two accompanying knives “Karda (Small Knife)” and “Chakmak (Sharpener)” are also highly polished. The patent leather frog in which a standard issue belt goes through is fitted using black rivets (7 altogether in each loop; 3 pairs and 1 single).

A Gurkha, be it in Singapore Police Force or Gurkha Amry, his Ceremonial kukri has always been with him since generations. Its this worthy khukuri that he carries distinguishes him from the rest and assists him earn respect and appreciation from his adversaries at the same time.

Gurkha Jungle (Gurkha Contingent, SPF):
It is the second standard issue khukuri of the famous Singapore Police Force Gurkha Contingent or “SPFGC” of the year 2009. Personnel are issued with this full unpolished kukri knife for training, exercise, assignment and for special tasks.

Unlike the British Gurkha “Jungle” version, this khukuri of SPFGC is completely different, made in “ChainPure” version. The selection committee has decided to go with this type of khukuri probably to easily differentiate it from the parade version and perhaps to distinguish it from the British Gurkha’s type.

The blade is 11 inches long, totally unpolished from tip to ricasso forged in the village model the “ChainPure” having the regular closed notch. The pointed nozzle in from of the notch is the blood dripper. The blade also has the regular brass inlay pattern of the ChainPure. A rat tail tang goes through the handle (hidden) which is peened over at the brass keeper at the extreme end of the handle. The regular metallic bolster is discarded and replaced by an ace-shaped keeper to secure the tang at the butt section. Fine contours of the handle also provide easy and strong hold.

The total unpolished format of the blade also comes as an advantage as it enhances the cutting ability and durability of the blade as losing of temper is prevented by avoiding the long machinery process undertaken to polish it.

The scabbard is plain and simple made from water buffalo hide. It has a single loop belt holder (frog) for the belt to go through. A protective brass chape (tip) is also fitted in the scabbard for support and look.

It comes with two small accompanying knives; the KARDA (small utility knife) and CHAKMAK (sharpener), both totally unpolished and made in wooden handle like the mother blade.

The ChainPure format in which the “Gurkha Jungle 2009” is made from is a lighter and slender version. The version has been specifically chosen to ease the work and carry load for a policeman. Moreover with the addition of 1 inch to the standard 10 inch long gives more coverage and range.

It is an all-out all-purpose utility knife that carries the history, and also has all characters of an assault knife.

Materials / Features:
Water buffalo leather and Patent leather scabbard, Buffalo horn and Indian rosewood handle, brass fixtures, 2 x small knives

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