Service No.2 (British Gurkhas Training)
The second standard issue of the British Gurkhas of the year 2009 for training, exercise, assignment and for combat sometimes..
Service No.2 (British Gurkhas Training)
It is one (second) of the standard issue khukuris of the legendary British Gurkhas of the year 2009. Recruits are issued with this full unpolished kukri knife for training, exercise, assignment and for combat sometimes.
The inclusion of Service Ceremonial (no.1 khukuri) into standard issued kukri knives in early 1990’s also brought the initiation or need for a rough utility knife for actually using that was filled in by the Service No.2 or the Training Knife, also know as the No.2 Sarkhari khukuri in army vocabulary. And consequently Service No.2 was also made the second issue khukuri to all new recruits by army officials. Now from early 1990’s, like never before a new soldier would get 2 khukuri as per the choice and requirement of the army standard from the appointed local contractors. The same “Jungle” knife that soldiers bought in past was upgraded and made a part of standard issued khukuris to the Gurkhas. This action by army is primarily executed to bring more uniformity and tidiness, be it in “Parade” or in “raw Terrain”.
Like its old counterparts the khukuri is totally unpolished from tip to tail including its two small accompanying knives. However unlike its predecessors the blade is slightly thicker and wider with a steep peak. A rat tail tang goes through the handle (hidden) which is peened over at the brass pommel (butt cap). The blade is identical to Service No.1 2009, totally unpolished however. Any kind of stamping is also not done. The total unpolished format also comes as an advantage as it enhances the cutting ability and durability of the blade as losing of temper is prevented by avoiding the long machinery process undertaken to polish a blade.
The scabbard is plain and simple made from water buffalo hide. It has double loop belt holder (frog) with a fasten-up system. The double loops are secured by black rivets for a strong fixture. A protective brass chape (tip) is also fitted in the scabbard for support and look. The unpolished horn handle of the Jungle provides better grip and easier handling too. Some No.2s are also camouflaged by green cotton cloth or similar materials by soldiers for warfare to ensemble with their uniform and not to attract any unwanted attention. Service No.2 because of its typical look, special feature and very close association with the legendary Gurkhas is one of the best sellers of all times. It is an all-out all-purpose utility knife that carries the history, and also has all characters of an assault knife.
Size of blade: 10.5 inch
Materials: Water buffalo leather scabbard, unpolished water buffalo horn handle, 2 x small knives
Origin: KHHI, KTM, Nepal
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- 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]
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- 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): 600
- Overall weight (gm): 800
- Shipping weight (gm): 1150
- Blade finishing: Unpolished
- Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
- Blade material: 5160
- Place of Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal
- Accompanying knives/B-up: Karda Chakmak
- Blade thickness (mm): 9.5
- Handle finishing: Unpolish
- Sheath: Buffalo leather
- Tang type: Stick
- Fixture: Brass
- Edge grinding: Semi convex
- Edge Hardness: 55-57 hrc
- Blade (panel) Grinding: Full Flat
- Materials: Silver
- Function: Trekking, Defending, Hunting, Military, Outdoor, Combat, Regular Work, Fighting
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I was mostly happy with this purchase. They got all the small custom parts that I wanted, sharp beauty of a blade. However, the sheath for my blade broke after only 2 times removing the blade from its sheath, and I was doing it correctly. I got the 3-ply frog and the buttons/attachment points appear to be made of a cheap plastic rivet that just simply did not hold. I got a 3ply frog on the other knife I ordered and it’s holding up just fine. A little disappointed but overall happy I guess
Date: 14th August, 2020
Rade Manojlovic Jr Illinois, USA
After 1 month waiting for the knife due to all this craziness of covid-19 it finally arrived. First impression is that this is a job done with a high level of commitment and professionalism . It is hard to believe it is hand made due to the quality of the final product. You have to pay close attention to realize of the small details of the manufacturing process. It is a robust but at the same time fine work of art. Truly the maker did an excellent work. Only thing to mention is that I asked for the blade to be engraved an it came blank, but I blame that on me cause I let them know about engraving a few days after I placed the order. Other than that... really good work, serious company, good customer service. Very satisfied with my purchase.
Date: 31st July, 2020
I was confused in my ordering process because of which to buy 1 or 2?? Very understanding and patient help from Usha at KHHI helped me make the right choice. It was the right choice! I love this Khukuri! Excellently made and grade blade. I can only recommend KHHI and their service which is really to help you get what you want. Thank you from a satisfied customer. Namaste
Date: 24th July, 2020
Peter Fischer Germany