Guard-Wal (EAGLE n V Guard handle)
These are specific type of kukris/knives that has special GUARD handle. It comes with a metallic vertical shaft on top of the handle (between Blade and Handle) for safety purpose. There are two types mainly; 1. the 'EAGLE' 2. the 'V (vertical / normal) Guard'.
'Eagle'; first designed by the founder and MD of Khukuri House, KHHI Nepal. It was well accepted by the market and became an instant hit. They were soon copied by every khukuri vendors and sold widely naming as 'Eagle handle Kukri'. There is a vertical guard on top of the handle and iron plate pommel fitted to the handle which looks like the head of an eagle and hence the name 'EAGLE handle'.
'V Guard'; a metallic piece is welded on to the tang and then handle material is fixed to it. It works as a divider between the blade and handle which prevents the using hand from slipping towards the sharp edge (same with the EAGLE handle). It adds beauty too. These are the collection of modern kukris that has the combination of typical kukri blade with modern Guard handle.