Cold Steel Gurkha Kukri Plus 39LGKT - O-1 Blade - Kray-Ex Handle - Secure-Ex Sheath
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 Cold Steel's 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 a military style Secure-Ex sheath allowing you to wear it safely and securely in a variety of configurations to suit any situation.
- Category End Use: Camping/Hunting/Bushcraft
- Blade Steel: O-1 High Carbon
- Rc Hardness: 56-57
- Blade Style: Kukri
- Blade Finish: Satin Finish
- Handle Material: Kray-Ex™
- Sheath Material: Secure-Ex
- Blade Length: 12.0" (305 mm)
- Overall Length: 17.0" (432 mm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.31" (7.94 mm)
- Weight: 22.0 oz. (624 g)
- Made in: Taiwan
More about O-1 steel:
O-1 is a high carbon, oil hardening tool steel. The "O" stands for oil hardening. Popular with custom knife makers because of its versatility, it can be used for stock removal as well as forged knives and is often utilized for tomahawks and axes as well. With proper heat treatment, O-1 will take and hold a very fine edge while remaining remarkably tough and durable. Known for its ability to be differentially heat treated, O-1 is an ideal steel for edged weapons and tools and while more costly than SK-5, it is a decided step-up in performance.