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McCurdy MODERN

McCurdy MODERN

A modern day kukri is BOTH, a performer (made for rough and tough use) and a displayer (adding beauty and glory to a surrounding)..

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USD 95.00

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Default Specification

  • Blade Size (in): 11
  • Handle Size (in): 5
  • Handle Material: Rosewood
  • Actual Weight (gm): 700
  • Overall weight (gm): 875
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1250
  • Blade finishing: Semi Polished
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade material: 52100
  • Place of Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Accompanying knives/B-up: None
  • Blade thickness (mm): 8
  • Handle finishing: Polished
  • Sheath: Brown leather
  • Released date of KHHI Nepal: 2014-05-08
  • Tang type: Full Flat
  • Fixture: None
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
  • Edge Hardness: 52-54 hrc
  • Blade (panel) Grinding: Chirra
  • Function: Trekking, Gift, Military, Outdoor, Jungle warfare, Show Piece, Hunting
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McCurdy MODERN kukri knife;  a performer and a displayer

The best seller of John McCurdy’s creation is now on KHHI’s showcase. A sleek and lethal looking blade having a creatively designed handle that is very comfortable and durable - McCurdy’s Modern khukuri is a mixture of traditional (blade) and contemporary (handle) style at its very best that is created to perform at its optimum level. Build for hardcore works yet has a sassy delicate look; “Modern”, a modern day kukri is BOTH – a performer (made for rough and tough use) and a displayer (adding beauty and glory to a surrounding). A must when one is looking for both qualities; play and display.

Who is John McCurdy??
A good friend, loyal customer and a regular buyer of KHHI since 2007, KHHI is honored and delighted to serve people like John McCurdy. He is a knife designer, maker, enthusiast and a collector. He along with KHHI has done many projects over the years and has successfully won trust and confidence of hundreds of people and has earned a good reputation as a “Trusted” knife maker in the field. Although John’s main line of business is construction he is very passionate towards knives and has contributed his portion of share to this amazing field. We deeply thank John McCurdy for all his support and suggestion and wish him and his family the very best for the future. Its such an honor to carry such a great knife to our main product line. Dhanyabaad (thank you in Nepalese) to Mr. McCurdy.

Making the McCurdy kukri; A mixture of traditional chirra blade & contemporary comfortable handle 

Blade::
The famous World War (Historic) version; a typical khukuri shape. Chirra/fuller in blade to work as an “I-Beam” to cut down unnecessary weight but more importantly give extra strength and rigidity to the blade. The chirra works as a shock absorber and eases the tension and impact felt by the blade. Finger choil at the end of the blade to rest index finger and to have more control over the knife to perform close and small games. Unpolished blade for good look and better temper/hardness.

McCurdy kukri

 

 

Handle::
Strength of the kukri. Its shape, size, contours, curves etc all give the knife a perfect grip and thus a perfect HOLD. The flared up top and bottom portion of the handle give a nicer feel and more comfortable clutch. It also works as a Guard from both sides to always keep the using hand within the handle area (where it must be at all times). Full flat tang 3 x riveted handle for strength and durability. Wooden handle scales are strongly glued to the tang and further riveted to reinforce the whole fixture. The handle also has a lanyard hole at the end of the tang in which a leather cord can be inserted (as shown in the photo) in where the using hand goes through, making sure the blade never leaves the hand.

Sheath::
A simple but elegant looking sheath is adopted for this khukuri. No fixture of any sort so no flashy. Treated brown leather is used to match the wooden handle and to give a dashing look overall. A frog for the belt to go through for waist carriage and a lanyard loop tip for leather thong to go through for thigh tying are furnished to facilitate easy carriage and movement.

Engraving:: 
Each blade comes with engraving in one side as seen in the Large Photo; done to personalize the knife and to give its identity. McCURDY, NEPAL

Blade size: 11 inches approx. (semi-polished)
Handle size: 5 inches approx. (unpolished)
Blade Thickness: 8 mm approx. (V spine)

Materials / Features: Brown leather sheath, FFT riveted Rosewood COMFY handle with lanyard hole, Satin finishing single chirra/fuller blade
Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal (released on 8th May 2014)

 

Reviews (6)

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Outstanding blade

Despite the fact I was initially sent the wrong blade. The customer service department quickly got the correct blade in my hands in a timely fashion. The itself is exactly what I wanted. Well balanced and under initial impressions there are no flaws or things I can say I'm not happy with. I received a well balanced, strong and sharp blade.

Date: 22nd July, 2022

jacob breaux Youngsville, Louisiana, USA


My Second KHHI Purchase!

I was so impressed by the quality, craftsmanship and value of my Jungle Panawal, that I decided to purchase a modern Khukuri. My McCurdy was ordered with a Chisel Tip, L-Key Setup, Strap Button, Cross Badge in the Frog, and handle in Brown Micarta, and is intended for carry when hiking and camp chores. The knife and sheath are the same excellent fit and finish as my Jungle Panawal. The brown Micarta handle is comfortably shaped for my hand, and the color is a nice match with the brown leather sheath. Btw, Micarta is easily shaped by additional careful sanding to fine tune the fit to your individual hand, if neccessary. The blade came very sharp, with a beautiful satin finish and scallops perfectly executed along the length of the blade, with a tapered full tang. The brown leather sheath is also beautifully made, with a leather thong for leg tie carry, and it rides about mid way on the hip. Overall I'd say the McCurdy is a purposeful, efficient yet beautiful design meant for work. Now I'm thinking, what KHHI knife to purchase next!

Date: 12th July, 2022

Stu Cork Markham Ontario Canada


I absolutely love my McCurdy Kukri! I have many knives and first time using my McCurdy it immediately became my favorite. It's so useful and functional. The craftsmanship goes far beyond what my expectations were. My hats off to master craftsman who so expertly made it. If your in the market for a quality edged tool. Kukrihousenepal will not let you down.

Date: 26th May, 2021

Ronald Haines Santa Clarita, California, USA


Amazing

First thing I've got to say is that I usually prefer kydex sheath. So I ordered one with the blade... But the leather sheath I just get is... Perfect. I suppose a reader will not believe me just on my good word, but the fact is here. The leather sheath is also a piece of art. Now for the blade itself, it's a heavy enough for rough task, but not an impractical monster. (I am a small monkey) I am not a fighter, but if ever you are, take note that the tip allows redoutable thrusting. Of course, the blade came razor sharp. The metal is not the same KHHI used to work with, so I cannot say how it will react in time, even if I am quite confident. It's not only a knife, at this level, it is also a piece of art. ... This one will have a good life with me... Thank you so much!

Date: 20th May, 2021

Padma Roy Bram, Aude, Occitanie, Southern France


This is one tough blade that takes a good edge but I had some issues with the scales. The grip feels like a banana, making it hard to index, and the polished scales just about insure that the kukri will become a boomerang once the hand gets sweaty. I ground off the polish to roughen it and cut some finger grooves with a grinder. Heavy, powerful, unbreakable, now this is the "go to" blade for when things go bad.

Date: 24th August, 2019

Martin Eaves Brenham, TX , USA


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