Articles about blade
Because of the unique shape and design of the Ghurka Kukri it is important to know how to sharpen it correctly. There are both traditional sharpening and modern sharpening methods and tools that you can use to get a fine edge to your blade. Thankfully, the Ghurka Kukri is made of relatively high-carbon content steel which is great for getting and maintaining a sharp edge over and over again without compromising the strength of the blade. Be forewarned - sharpening your Kukri right will take a bit of work but it will be worth it when you have a great tool that can cut easily. In this article we will take a look at some of the traditional and modern sharpening methods for the Ghurka Kukri.
he Kukri (or Khukri, pronounced "koo-ke-ree") is a curved knife indigenious to Nepal and India where it is used as both a tool and a weapon. The Kukri has gained recognition in the outside world for it's use by Ghurka mercenaries in World War 1 and 2 and, more recently, for it's use by Bishnu Shrestha, a Ghurka soldier who defended himself and other train passengers from 40 armed bandits whilst only armed with a Kukri himself. The history of the Ghurka Kukri is about as tough as Bishnu.
The Ghurka Kukri is one of the meanest tools you can get. They are known for their incredible chopping power and 'never been broken' design. Their use by the Ghurka tribes and military for over 500 years is a testament to the strength of the Kukri design. In this article I will take a look at the top 5 Ghurka Kukri with the best reviews. Some of the Kukri on this list are a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for.
Have you just gotten back from the Optometrist after finding out that you need to wear glasses? This article will run you through what to expect when you first start wearing prescription glasses.