Scorpion Standard Kukri
Scorpion Kukri - Standard
The Kukri is a curved Nepalese knife, similar to the machete, used as both a tool and as a weapon. It is a traditional weapon for Nepalese people, and also a weapon of choice/side arm for all Nepalese including those serving in different armies around the world.
The cutting edge is inwardly curved in shape and is the icon of Nepal. It is very effective when used as a weapon and is the symbolic weapon of the Nepalese Army and of all Ghurkha regiments throughout the world.
Popular legend states that a Ghurkha "never sheaths his blade without first drawing blood". This is said to be what the notch on the blade near the handle is for: in case you wanted to draw your Kukri for a non-militant purpose, and needed to draw blood before sheathing your knife. You could scrape your thumb on the notch, draw blood, and sheath your knife without breaking tradition.
The blade's distinctive forward drop is intended to act as a weight on the end of the blade and make the Kukri fall on the target faster and with more power. The Kukri is effective as both a chopping and a slashing weapon. In combat, it is basically used in three different styles: stabbing with the point, slashing or chopping with the edge, and (rarely) throwing. Because the blade bends towards the opponent, the user need not angle the wrist, which makes the Khukuri more comfortable as a stabbing weapon than other straight-bladed knives. Its heavy blade enables the user to inflict deep wounds and to cut through muscle and bone. Ghurkhas were known for using the Kukri to chop off an enemy soldier's head with one stroke.
The Scorpion Knives Traditional Kukri is 12” (30.5cm) in length and comes in two versions. The Standard Kukri has a plain wooden handle whereas the Officer Kukri has a black handle and brass fittings. Both Kukri come with two smaller blades, which are used for sharpening and maintaining the knife, and a high quality leather sheath.