Cold Steel’s Gurkha Kukri was inspired by Cold Steel President, Lynn C. Thompson’s close association with Dr. Maung Gyi, chief instructor of the American Bando Association – and it still bears their insignia to this day. Gaining notoriety as the infamous fighting knife of the Gurkhas, the Kukri remains a popular blade with Military and Special Units all over the world.As a survival tool, a bush-craft blade and as a tactical knife it’s hard to beat. Easily doing the work of a hatchet, machete, or axe, and in our tests it even out-cut most swords! The Kukri’s specially designed Kray-Ex handle is perfectly contoured and deeply checkered, offering a superb non-slip grip – even when your hand is cold or wet – while cushioning your hand from the shock of even the hardest chopping stroke. Each Gurkha Kukri is supplied with our military style Secure-Ex sheath allowing you to wear it safely and securely in a variety of configurations to suit any situation.