"It was the sound of shuffling steps and deep, throaty moans that stirred him from his slumber and sent him stumbling drowsily to the window. But it was the stench of rotting flesh that told him that something big was happening. He whipped the curtains aside to confirm his suspicions: an undead face bared its few yellowed teeth and dragged its eight remaining skeletal fingers down the glass. In one fluid movement he spun and removed Scourge from his bedside drawer. He slid the blade free of its sheath and grinned wolfishly as it gleamed in his hands. "Finally," he smiled, turning to face the zombie crashing through his bedroom window."
n. 1. A source of widespread dreadful affliction and devastation, such as that caused by pestilence or war.
When the undead walk the earth or your country falls into a state of anarchy and chaos, then this knife is all you need to make sure you survive anything the end of the world as we know it can throw at you.
The Scourge uses a traditional khukuri as a time tested platform for an apocalyptic companion, but while it keeps all the properties which makes khukuris famous, the modern alterations are what unlocks the knife's true potential as a weapon and tool which you can rely on when faced with an unrelenting scourge.
Designed in collaboration between KHHI and Australian designer Andrew Lucas, this khukuri is unique in the wide range of expertise being concentrated down into the knife, resulting in a new level of quality and refinement for KHHI. During the design process, Andrew consulted the zombie experts of ZOMBIE SQUAD forums, building off their expertise not only of what combat capabilities the knife should have, but most importantly what it should provide as a survival tool, which ultimately led to the knife not only being beautiful and deadly, but having another entire dimension of unique practicality that sets it apart from the crowd and ensures its current status as the finest Apocalyptic Survival Khukuri currently on the market.
The sweeping, unique blade is a full 13" long, giving enough reach to keep distance between you and any wandering corpses, while still keeping the knife's balance relatively lively for combat, something which is aided by the 9 mm blade width that is enough to provide heft and durability. The entire back edge from the point to the "knee" of the spine is ground to a sharpened edge (or an unsharpened edge if you so choose) which allows this khukuri to perform stabs, lunges and upwards thrusts like no other kukri and with the integral guard ensuring that your hands stay safe while performing all manner of tasks. The ridges on the back of the spine can be used for cutting square notches, which are invaluable for making traps as well as acting as an ideal surface for striking firesteels against in survival situations. Finally, the traditional Cho or blood drip's shape has been altered so that now it can also be used as a bottle opener when you need to relax after a hard day of hacking down trees or hacking up the infected. (WARNING: clean zombie blood off prior to cracking open a cold one.)
This particular full tang handle is a first for KHHI, as the rosewood scales are carved ergonomically to match the contours of the human hand. This provides greater grip retention with less effort, meaning that you fatigue less when performing tasks around your camp or hacking through hordes of the living dead. The over sized handle has been specially designed with multiple hand grips in mind. Grip the handle close to the guard to angle the blade better for penetration during thrusts and for a more controlled balance. Hold it closer to the pommel for greater force and reach, ideal for splitting wood or cleaving a zombie's face in two. The Scourge's pommel is formed into a massive skull crusher, with a devastating point that can focus all the weight of the khukuri onto a zombie's head, ensuring that you're never left without an offensive option when put into a compromising position. This skull-crusher also features a lanyard hole and a large, flat surface, which allows the knife to be used as a hammer for bashing in tent pegs or for emergency repairs on barricades.
The 13" Scourge Khukuri- for those who are prepared enough to be the Last Man Standing.
Size of Blade: 13 inches
Size of handle: 5.5 inches approx.
Weight of knife (blade + handle): 885 gms approx.
Material: Stylized sheath, sharpened/ false back edge, ergonomic rosewood handle, integral finger guard, bottle opener cho, firesteel notches, skull crusher, hammer pommel section, lanyard hole
Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal (released on 26th March 2013)
- Actual Weight (gm): 885
- Overall weight (gm): 1150
- Shipping weight (gm): 1500
- Blade finishing: Semi Polished
- Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
- Blade material: 5160
- Place of Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal
- Accompanying knives/B-up: None
- Blade thickness (mm): 8
- Handle finishing: Unpolished
- Sheath: Brown leather
- Released date of KHHI Nepal: 2013-03-26
- Tang type: Full Flat
- Fixture: None
- Edge grinding: Semi convex
- Edge Hardness: 55-57 hrc
- Blade (panel) Grinding: Full Flat
- Function: Attacking, Heavy Duty, Defending, Stabbing, Lethal, Combat, Collection
KHHI SALE ID: 17711 P1
I've received "The Scourge" today. Thank you for the great and fast service!
Awesome kukri...beauty and beast. Excellent craftsmanship!
My regards to all involved in the process of making this great knife.
Rob van Grunsven (the Netherlands)