Current Issue BSI Khukuri (2022)
The official Khukuri of British Gurkhas soldiers of recruits year 2022 – 23 (till Feb 2023). Be the proud owner of the genuine version of BSI kukri
official service khukuri issued to the British Gurkhas Soldiers 2022 recuirts
We are very proud to present BSI 2022, the official kukri to the soldiers of 2022 – 23 (till Feb 2023).
The recognition of a Gurkha, be it as a common man or a formidable soldier, is incomplete without a khukuri. The extra ordinary bond between the two that is so powerful and sometimes emotional has come a very long way carving out historic significance, national pride and invincible consequences all along the way. It has been in the hands of Gurkhas since the British first discovered these amazing people from Gorkha. This continues even today and the BSI kukri offered here is a part of the association which has been a standard Gurkha military customary and heritage.
Out of thousands of applicants for the year 2022-23 only 218 new men were selected by the recruiting officers under four stages of selection processes (rounds). The attestation parade or famously known as the “Kasam khane” parade ceremony was held in Feb 2022 in BGP (British Gurkhas Pokhara). The new recruits have already flown to Catterick, UK where they will be do a 39-40 week long hard training course before they are finally called Riflemen. After that each soldier will be assigned to various regiments of the Brigade of Gurkhas according to their performance, ability and interest.
BSI 2022 kukri is given to each soldier sometime after 3 months of their training phrase. It would be retained by the soldier throughout his army career and beyond with utmost care and honor. A kukri in which a Gurkha has so much faith and pride.
Here two models of BSI are given to the recruits and KHHI produces the both, so please leave a message which one you prefer
- No.1 (Duty/ parade version) fully polished blade, handle, and shiny patent leather sheath
- No 2 (Jungle/ training version) semi-polished blade, handle, and regular traditional style sheath
by default, KHHI will send the no.2 version, as its a more practical version for day-to-day use.
Below are some new photos of 2022 recruits with their official issue parade khukuri. Lastest images from Official Gurkha Army page.