The kukri is the renowned national weapon of Nepal and the Gurkhas, an elite Nepalese Brigade of the British Army. The kukri is a long, curved knife that is deadly in the hands of a Gurkhas. They generally measure between 12 and 18 inches in length, and this particular kukri is 15 inches long. The stainless steel blade measures approximately 10 inches long, and has a rat-tail tang. Kukri blades always feature a notch called the kaura, which is essentially a Hindu religious and phallic symbol.
The wood handle is nicely polished and has brass accents. This is a finely constructed weapon, and has a solid, heavy feel. It comes sharpened to a razors edge and has a genuine leather sheath to house it in.