2013 Standard Issue (Original Gurkha Kukri Knives)

2013 Standard Issue (Original Gurkha Kukri Knives)

Original handmade Gurkha kukri knives from KHHI for the official "Recruit Intake 2013" of the BGN (British Gurkhas Nepal) ... 

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USD 180.00

USD 45.26

2013 Standard Issue (Original Gurkha Kukri Knives)

KHHI is extremely pleased to have won the supply/make tender of BGN (British Gurkhas Nepal) for this year too - for the recruit intake 2013. We will carry on this honor and duty with utmost pride, care, confidence and enthusiasm.

Getting selected as 'maker' to Gurkhas (BGN)

In the long tradition of BGN (British Gurkhas Nepal) where an annual tender is done every year, lately in OCT-NOV, to appoint an official maker/supplier for its new recruits for that particular year, KHHI has successfully won the annual contract for various years and once again we are extremely pleased and honored to announce that we have been once again selected for the year 2013. KHHI’s high quality kukris and its professionalism into the business beat all in the race and BGN officials were very happy to select KHHI yet again.

Now KHHI will be supplying/making a total number of 300 pieces of khukuri knives and 200 pcs of Gurkha Hat Badge for the “Recruit Intake 2013” in which each recruit will be issued with 2 khukuris and a Badge. There is a total strength of 126 enlistments for this year. This continual winning of Annul Contract of BGN for the new Gurkha Recruits itself speaks for the level of superior quality and services KHHI delivers. Our sincere gratitude to all our customers and well wishers and the BGN staffs for their trust, support and business.

A few extra khukuris and badges have been ordered by BGN as stock or replacement. We have also decided to open the kukris for the general public acquirement. A few extra of the same standard issue kukris that are made for the contract are now available for purchase.


Understanding two kukri knives issued ( blade+handle+sheath )

Gurkha army standard issue
As you know by now there are two khukuris issued to a soldier. Both Gurkha Knives are original and made by KHHI for the official “Recruit Intake 2013” of the Brigade of Gurkhas of the British Army. These two knives are:

  1. one is the Service No.1 or the Parade knife (British Gurkhas Parade, BGP),
  2. and the other is the Service No.2 or the Exercise knife (British Gurkhas Exercise, BGE).

Both blades are exactly same and identical to the 2012 Standard Issue and quite similar to its original version issued in late 1980’s called the “Service No.1 (Sarkhari Kukri)”. Like the original, it has a regular military (service) shape (that can be seen in the photo) and has water buffalo horn handle attached with brass fixtures. The blade and handle are both done finely and well polished to give an attractive look. Both knives come with two small accompanying knives called Karda (small utility knife) and Chakmak (sharpener). Both also come with military style frog with two belt loops at the back and lace-up style at the front.

The only thing differentiating Service No.1 or the Parade knife (BGP) and Service No.2 or the Exercise knife (BGE) is the scabbard it comes with. BGP has shiny patent leather sheath (see photo) and hence carried for parade, on duty and on ceremonial occasions where as BGE has Normal black leather sheath (water buffalo hide) and hence used as a tactical knife and carried for training, exercise and even for combat.

Complimentary (Includes FREE)

Original Cap Badge:

Along with the annual tender of khukuris for this year, KHHI has also won for the Official Cap Badge. KHHI will be supplying/making 200 pcs of Gurkha Hat/Cap Badge for the Recruit intake 2013. The cap bade will be proudly worn on each hat of the new Gurkha. Just like the Khukuri, a Gurkha Hat with the iconic Cross Khukuri badge has been the renowned symbol, pride and honor for all the legendary Gurkhas.

Gurkha Book:

This extraordinary book written By Mike Chappell is one of the best books written on the “Gurkhas” dating back since the 18th century to the modern days. The book covers all the regimental histories, originations, stories and ranks with beautiful pictures. History of both the military exploits and everyday life of the Gurkhas, from their early service in the British Army to the Indian Mutiny through both world wars, as well as their later services after Indian Independence/Partition are all beautifully covered with B&W photos, drawings and sketches. It’s a must see for all Gurkha fans and fanatics.

Display Stand:

This special display wooden stand engraved with Gurkha Regimental Badges is also offered in this buy. The stand is beautifully engraved by cnc technology with all the Old and Current regiments of the Brigade of Gurkhas as shown in the photo. The double mounted stand is handmade by using only conventional domestic tools. The lower hands hold the kukri and upper hands hold its scabbard horizontally. Britsh Gurkhas Parade, BGP will simply look amazing mounted on the stand for others to envy your collection. And the famous “Gurkha Motto” is on the base of the stand

Gurkhas in Buckingham Palace UK1. Queens Gurkha signals
2. 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles
3. 6th Queen Elizabeth Own Gurkha Rifles
4. 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles
5. 7th Duke of Edinburgh Own Gurkha Rifles
6. Gurkha Transport Regiment
7. Queen Engineer Regiment





  • Actual Weight (gm): 600
  • Overall weight (gm): 750
  • Shipping weight (gm): 2200
  • Blade finishing: Polished
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade material: 5160
  • Place of Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Accompanying knives/B-up: Karda Chakmak
  • Blade thickness (mm): 10
  • Handle finishing: Polish
  • Sheath: Black leather
  • Released date of KHHI Nepal: 2013-12-03
  • Tang type: Stick
  • Fixture: Brass
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
  • Edge Hardness: 55-57 hrc
  • Blade (panel) Grinding: Full Flat
  • Function: Defending, Gift, Military, Combat, Jungle warfare, Show Piece, Regular Work, Fighting

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Great set of knives, but no badge or book came with them

I bought this set in 2018 and mentioned when ordering them that I preferred a thinner blade, more in keeping with older style kukri, and was very pleased with the work of the smith on my set. They are a perfect thickness and are some of my favorite kukris. No hat badge or book was shipped with the knives, however, so I contacted KHHI and told them I planned another order of a single Jungle kukri in a few months, and was told to remind them and they would send them with my next order. I retired before ordering the next knife, though, and it hasn't been in my budget, since, but I am very sure that if I had ordered another knife, they would have been included.

Date: 20th May, 2021

Kevin Daniel Bloomington, Illinois, USA