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Current Issue BSI Khukuri (2022)

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

  26 Reviews  |  

10.25
5.25
Buffalo Horn
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USD 69.99

USD 38.28

Delivery: Estimated between May 16, 2024 and May 26, 2024

Item Location: Nepal

Return: 14 days return policy.

Default Specification

  • Blade Size (in): 10.25
  • Handle Size (in): 5.25
  • Handle Material: Buffalo Horn
  • Actual Weight (gm): 515
  • Overall weight (gm): 725
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1125
  • 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): 9
  • Handle finishing: Polished/unpolished
  • Sheath: Patent / Normal Leather
  • Released date of KHHI Nepal: 2022-04-19
  • Tang type: Rat-Tail
  • Fixture: Brass
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
  • Edge Hardness: 55-57 hrc
  • Blade (panel) Grinding: Full Flat
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offical-gurkha-service-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.

2022 bsi khukuri made by KHHI

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

BSI Service #1Full Polished with Shiny Patent Leather Sheath) is objected for duty, parade and ceremonial events only. It is a dressed knife that a Gurkha carries in his belt when he is on duty, on guard, in parade drill and in special army events. It is always worn in the center back of the waist. The kukri and sheath both have to be highly maintained for cleanliness and shininess. It is regularly inspected by senior officers in an army event called “Khukuri JaanchPass” where soldier draw out the blade and submits the blade to the inspector. 

  • No 2 (Jungle/ Training version) semi-polished blade, handle, and regular traditional style sheath

BSI Service #2Unpolished with Dull Leather Sheath) has its blade identical to no.1 except it is fully unpolished objected for rough and tough usage. It is what we call as the "Fight and Field Knife". A Gurkha carries the kukri for training, exercise, in jungle and even in war. The knife is mostly worn in the right side of the waist. Sometimes soldiers camouflage the sheath by an army green coarse fabric. This to conceal the kukri into nature and also to protect the khukuri from rough carriage. BSI service #2 kukri can also be replaced by other models preferred by the carrier but on his own. 
 

The Price is only for 1 Khukuri, by default, KHHI will send the no.2 version, as its a more practical version for day-to-day use. To buy both please make quantity 2.

 

Gurkha Army Official Service Kukri

Here you must know that over the years (since 1980's) the same khukuris with the same style, profiles, and the making process has been issued over and over although some light changes were felt amongst the issues (not intended) due to all knives being handmade (made by different makers) and made by various suppliers (contractors) in various places. 

KHHI follows the same profile and guidance provided by BGN to make the official service models. Some of the previous popular BSI models sold by Khukuri House are 

  • 2019-20 BSI Service Kukri (Current Issue)
  • 2016-17 British Standard Issue (BSI #2)
  • 2009 Service No. 1 (British Gurkhas Ceremonial)

 

 

 

 

 

To make the purchase for Official Gurkha Khukuri more interesting and lively we have included a gift package (optional) .

Items included in GIFT pack >> (to purchase this choose Gift pack from addons section above) optional gift package with Current Issue BSI Gurkha Kukri

  1. Gurkha Regimental Poster: 35.5 x 25.5 cm displaying all regimental cap badges of Gurkhas (post 1947)
  2. Nepali national cap: The prestigious nepal cap (topi). This is the bhaadgaule version
  3. Famous Cross Kukri Cap/Hat Badge
  4. Iconic Gurkha Badge that is wearable (Gurkha hat over Kukri blade)
  5. Locally made and very famous "Sancho" herbal healing oil for cold, cough, rheumatism, stuffy nose, fatigue, body ache, muscular ache, headache, neuralgia, sprain, itching, cut and bruises
 

Below are some new photos of 2022 recruits with their official issue parade khukuri. Lastest images from Official Gurkha Army page. 

10 QOGLR 2022 passing test in unifrom with khukurigurkhas with their official service kukri of 2022

British Gurkha soldier 20202019-20 Gurkha service kukriNew intakes of 2020

 

See how the BSI Kukri is made in a Traditional method @ KHHI nepal...

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Brian McCallister Verified Buyer

Tubigon, Bohol, Philippines.

Date: 6th March, 2024

Quality:

Finishing as described:

Customer Service:

BSI

This is my 2nd BSI and it's way better than the first I received in Afghanistan from a British gurkha .They have out done them selves with the quality of the 2022 version. And Rana did a wonderful job making this knife. He is a true craftsman ...


Simon Bunning Verified Buyer

Suffolk, England

Date: 29th February, 2024

Quality:

Finishing as described:

Customer Service:

Outstanding!

After much research I kept going back to look at KHHI website and made some enquiries with the team. I received prompt responses (allowing for the time difference) so decided to place an order for the Current Issue BSI and the Pocket Panawal. Throughout the process my questions were answered and I even received an email with images prior to despatch. I really couldn’t ask for anymore. The blades have arrived well packaged and oiled and quicker than I expected. The workmanship is absolutely outstanding and was exactly what I wanted. They have pride of place on display where I can see and appreciate them every day. For anyone looking to purchase a Khukuri, I couldn’t recommend KHHI enough. Rest assured the level of service you will receive will be second to none and I will most definitely be purchasing again. My sincere thanks to all at KHHI and I am in awe of the skill of the Kami craftsman Rana Bahadur Biswokarma for the Current Issue BSI and Bihari Sada for the Pocket Panawal. When I return to Nepal I will definitely make time to come and visit you Thank you again. Namaste


Steve Roberts Verified Buyer

UK

Date: 24th March, 2023

Dear Usha Balami,  

the khukuri blade that i ordered has arrived in perfect condition......it really is an excellent item....the workmanship is of the highest quality. Thank you for the efforts of your craftsmen, and the efforts you have gone to shipping it safely to the uk...i would like to extend my thanks to your whole organisation for a very professional service.....I look forward to ordering from you in the future. 

All my appreciation, Steve Roberts


N-Zer Verified Buyer

Date: 18th September, 2022

i just got my order it's very well handmade blades I would like to thank you khhi for these amazing khukuris

Nick Norwood Verified Buyer

Date: 2nd July, 2022

Delighted again.

Very impressed with this issue, as ever KHHI supply perfect product. Big shout out to the shipping team who had to deal a problem and took it completely in their stride. Couldn't be happier.

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