15 inch Defender (Guard)
It is actually the merging of two Desert Operation kukris, the OIFK (Iraq) and OEFK (Afghanistan)..
15inch Defender kukri knife (Guard); huge, deadly and beautiful weapon. For our soldiers serving in Desert.
Defender is actually the merging of two “Desert Operation” kukris, the OIFK (Iraq) and OEFK (Afghanistan). Demand for a longer and heavier blade, and requirement for a modification with the superior aspect within both kukris (blade of OIFK and Handle of OEFK) have created the “Defender” to better the best. The blade’s 15 inches long range coverage backed up by a complete fuller version for strength and performance, unique hand-guard featuring full tang handle and special attractive cream leather scabbard distinguishes the Defender from the rest; defines Defender’s defiance against its invaders.
Defender's good coverage (reach), full chirra (fuller) and effective handle (in-built guard for protection) are it major strength (power)..
Special handle for combat and use; swift and safe. Typical khukuri shaped handle is replaced by KHHI’s exclusive handle where the top front portion is erected from the actual surface/level to protect the using handle; the erected contour will ensure that the holding hand stays restricted within the handle so it can be prevented from slipping towards the sharp edge of the khukuri blade. The design and shape of the handle is crafted to give the best possible and fast handling. The full flat tang goes all the way through the handle, glued to the wooden pieces and further riveted to strengthen the whole fixture. The regular butt cap (pommel) is discarded but the naked tang pops out of the handle where a circular hole is made as a lanyard hole (wrist cord). White wood is used for the handle to match it or camouflage it with the uniforms of the soldier.
- basically the famous “World War” version however made slightly longer for bigger
- better impact with semi-polished improvised finishing in the blade
- the complete fuller version from tip to the notch area on the surface level is designated to give more strength and durability to the width of the blade while in use
- the curvature will give much needed support to the flat surface for heavy duty work and also makes lighter and thus easier to handle
- the blade is a display of true craftsmanship as it is the hardest to craft
- Religious blood dripper is discarded to give a modern look
- here the nozzle (Nathri) works as a blood dripper
The scabbard of this knife is made in cream (Off White) colored leather to match its handle. A frog with fasten-up style in the front and two belt loops at the back are used for better look and stronger hold. This type of scabbard is durable and displayable as well.
[15” Defender also comes in black normal buffalo hide leather scabbard (same style as in the picture). Please write the preferred scabbard color in the “Comment and Message” box while ordering]
Size of blade: 15 inch approx
Materials: Special cream (Off white) leather scabbard, White wood special full flat tang handle, 2 x special accompanying knives
Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal
- Actual Weight (gm): 925
- Overall weight (gm): 1250
- Shipping weight (gm): 1700
- Blade finishing: Semi Polished
- Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
- Blade material: 5160
- Place of Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal
- Accompanying knives/B-up: Karda Chakmak
- Blade thickness (mm): 9
- Handle finishing: Unpolished
- Sheath: Special cream (Off white) leather
- Tang type: Full Flat
- Edge grinding: Semi convex
- Edge Hardness: 55-57 hrc
- Blade (panel) Grinding: Chirra
- Function: Sacrifical, Heavy Duty, Lethal, Combat, Jungle warfare, Military