Like all the other Kukris this Iraqi Operation Freedom Kukri also has two pockets on the back of the scabbard which is used to hold a small utility knife called “karda” used for skinning small animals and a sharpener “chakmak” to sharpening the blade or for striking spark from a flint. The notch (karda or kaudi) in the blade near the hilt serves as a channel for the blood on the blade to drip out preventing it from staining and sometimes using as a unit for catching and neutralizing enemy blade.
We highly recommend that the wooden parts on all kukri are treated with the appropriate timber oil or wood treatment prior to use to protect and prolong the life of the timber. All of our exquisite Kukri’s are hand-made and as such there will be variations in size, weight, timber color, and other such features that make them unique and distinguishable from machine-made imitations. Buyers must be 18 yrs and over to purchase any knife or sword. Please note that the kukris are shipped directly from Nepal.