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15 inch Defender (Guard)

15 inch Defender (Guard)

It is actually the merging of two Desert Operation kukris, the OIFK (Iraq) and OEFK (Afghanistan)..

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USD 130.00

USD 39.75

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

KHHI also supplies the following Promotional Materials with every shipment:

  • KHHI Warranty Card [1 year Guarantee + Lifetime Warranty]
  • KHHI Brochure [Company's profile, its websites, products and related]
  • KHHI Manual [Tips and techniques on handling, maintaining and using a Khukuri]
  • Design Khukuri Pamphlet [Custom-design your own khukuri/ knife through KHHI]
  • Letter from MD [An official letter addressed by the MD himself to the buyer]
  • Letter of Declaration [Letter of authenticity and confidence declared by FHAN (Federation of Handicraft Association of Nepal)]

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Reviews (5)

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Semi Custom 'Defender' Excellent 10/10

KHHI, earns a 10/10 in Customer Service, Shipping and Craftsmanship. My blade came straight, sharp, strong and oiled. Arrived to my home in the S/E United States from Nepal, in less than a week and was packaged and wrapped up with care. My thanks to CSR, Usha Balami, for great customer service. Also, a HUGE shout out and thanks to Kami, Santosh Rasaili, for crafting a superior blade!. Will be doing business again.

Date: 7th August, 2021

Anthony M Russell Richmond, Kentucky, USA

A true beast of a knife

I use knives hard, none of my blades are display pieces. All my knives are working knives that need to be able to take a real beating. Im a farmer and an adventure traveler who spends a third of the year working with indigenous communities in the Colombian Amazon. I'm not a knife collector, if a blade doesn't suit my needs I will usually get rid of it. I have owned this knife for several years now, and am truly impressed with the durability and ruggedness of this blade. I have used it in the forests of the American northwest and northeast, the deserts of Mexico, and in the Amazon. It has batoned wood, built structures, cut down small trees, been used as a draw knife, hatchet, machete, and hammer. I have even used it in conjunction with the small auxiliary knife to carve spoons. All told I am very impressed with this knife. At nearly a kilo with a centimeter thick spine it is a massive blade. it can do anything a hatchet can, but will hold a razor fine shaving edge for hours of use. Its weight and geometry give it the cutting power of a much larger tool, often I use it along side Colombian farmers welding 24 inch machetes and will consistently out perform them, cutting through lengths of arm thick tropical hard wood in half the time. I have literally hammered it through 8" thick knotted rounds when there was no other tool for splitting fire wood available. The fact that this knife is still in one piece is a testament to the workmanship of this company and its employees. All told as much as this knife gets beaten, I am very happy with it. It certainly does the things I need it to, however I do have a few criticisms, mainly about the handle. It is excessively large, if your hands are on the small side this isn't the knife for you. Also the handle has a tendency to come loose when being worked hard and start to rattle around. This can be hell on your hands. In the end I replaced the original handle with a simple leather wrapped tang. If I were to buy another one of these I would get it with the L-key setup for sure, and possibly ask for a slightly smaller handle. Even with these issues this is still the best heavyweight working knife I have ever owned. I would recommend it in a heartbeat to any one looking for a lifetime do it all blade that will see heavy use. Muchas gracias, keep making amazing blades. Abraham

Date: 5th March, 2021

Abraham Warner-Prouty Middletown, Connecticut, United States

Wow!! All you need it this Khukri for any outdoors trip..... or for war!

Arrived today. Excellent again in all ways I wanted and hoped for! This is a real animal of a blade. Thank you very much for the great quality.

Date: 21st July, 2020

Peter Fischer Germany


Just a quick email to let you know the shipment arrived last week. The kukri is very large! But all items are up to your usual high standard. I'm very happy with them.


Neil Ogilive


Today It is is very nice,and i m Very Happy ..tanks you for all' a wonderful people..see you for next KUKRIS. sincerely and best regards.


15” Defender having BCC (black chemical coat incl the edge/bevel and handle tang) with Black KYDEX sheath (default sheath not needed )-flat wood handle


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