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
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.
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.
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.
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)
KHHI also supplies the following Promotional Materials with every shipment:
- KHHI Warranty Card [1 year Guarantee + Lifetime Warranty]
- KHHI Brochure [Company's profile, its websites, products and related]
- KHHI Manual [Tips and techniques on handling, maintaining and using a Khukuri]
- Design Khukuri Pamphlet [Custom-design your own khukuri/ knife through KHHI]
- Letter from MD [An official letter addressed by the MD himself to the buyer]
- Letter of Declaration [Letter of authenticity and confidence declared by FHAN (Federation of Handicraft Association of Nepal)]
- 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
Give us your valuable review on our items.
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
Just wanted to tell you how happy I am with this blade! You have some of the best blacksmiths out there! This blade really does look like a show piece but preforms perfectly as a durable tool! Will be buying another!
Sale ID / Warranty #: 13706
Brendon Churchill NT, Canada