Gurkha Kukri Plus with A-2 steel blade
The Combat Classics are time-tested knives that have been in Cold Steel®’s line-up for many years and remain strong fan favorites. Popular with Military personnel and civilians alike, they are ideal for just about any mission. Made from A-2 high carbon steel, they are precision-ground and heat-treated in Cold Steel®’s state-of-the-art factory to rival the strength, toughness and edge retention of Cold Steel®’s famous Japanese swords!
Cold Steel®’s Gurkha Kukri was initially 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 bushcraft blade and as a tactical knife, it is hard to beat, easily doing the work of a hatchet, machete or axe, and in Cold Steel®’s tests, it even outcut 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. Additionally, the Gurkha Kukri Plus model features an integral guard for added security when blocking or parrying.
A-2 is an air-hardening tool steel with excellent toughness and high wear resistance. These attributes make it an ideal choice for hard-use fixed blades, from hunting knives to combat and camp knives. A-2 has uses in industry such as blanking dies, wear inserts and shear blades, plus many other applications. A-2 is considered a substantial upgrade in both toughness and wear resistance over O-1 and other carbon steels.
– Blade material: A-2 high carbon steel
– Overall length: approx. 43.2 cm
– Blade length: approx. 30.5 cm
– Blade thickness: approx. 8 mm
– Handle: approx. 12.7 cm long, Kray-Ex™
– Weight: approx. 649 g
– Including Secure-Ex® sheath
– Cold Steel® Product No.: 39LMC