Posted August 13, 2010 by andrew
The kukri is a very popular fixed blade knife, the shape of which has frequently been adapted to machetes, but it is rarely seen on a folder. In fact, the only other folding kukris we currently carry are Cold Steel’s Rajah II and Rajah III.
Hailing from Nepal and India, the primary feature of the kukri is the heavy recurve, which results in the blade being much thicker at the tip. For traditional kukris, this makes them much more capable for chopping tasks. The folding kukri is not nearly as good for chopping large pieces of wood, but the shape still makes it great for other tasks. The recurve creates a dip in the knife that prevents the item that is being cut from slipping away from the knife, making it easier to cut wet rope or fish. It also creates a longer usable edge than other blades of similar length. Although there is no thumbstud or hole, the nail nick creates more than enough friction for opening the knife one handed.
See this knife at www.knifecenter.com
More information from Boker:
This monstrous knife feels like a pocket sword. Fold out the 440 stainless steel blade and you will feel the power of this impressive folder. Perfect for light chopping or carving, or any other outdoor task. The blade locks securely with the liner lock mechanism, and the handle is crafted of G-10 with stainless steel liners. Lanyard hole.
Blade Steel: 440 Stainless Steel
Handle Material: G-10
Blade length: 4-5/8″
Overall length: 10-3/8″
Weight: 7.5 oz.