Cold Steel San Mai III Gurkha Kukri
Item # RCCS35ATCJTS
The Cold Steel San Mai III Gurkha Kukri
Maybe ounce for ounce the most effective cut and thrust weapon in the world!!!
The Kukri knife , with its markedly downward curved blade, has long been identified with the Gurkha Warriors of Nepal, the ferocious mercenaries who have who have wielded this knife for over 150 years in the service of the British Empire.
The Cold Steel San Mai III Gurkha Kukri was inspired by Cold Steel President , Lynn C. Thompson’s close association with Dr. Maung Gyi , chief instructor of the American Bando Association and a renowned martial artist with wide ranging knowledge and skills. Under Dr. Gyi’s tutelage , Lynn gained insight into the full potential of the Kukri and learned it was not just a chopping weapon but a piercing, slashing, and smashing weapon as well. Smashing techniques allow the Kukri knife to function as a hammer or mallet or to deliver non-lethal blows in a self defense role. A concentrated blow with the back of the blade can break bones or be lethal if directed at the head.
With Dr. Gyi’s input , Thompson designed a longer , narrower point for the Cold Steel San Mai III Gurkha Kukri with more distal tapering to the spine. This resulted in a thinner, sharper point which can be deeply driven into thick, tough targets with minimal effort.
Finally a masterfully designed Kraton handle was added to maximize the blade’s fierce potential. Perfectly contoured and deeply checkered, the Cold Steel San Mai III Gurkha Kukri offers a superb non-slip grip and cushions the hand from the shock of the hardest blow.
The Cold Steel San Mai III Gurkha Kukri’s VG-1 San Mai III Steel blade will out chop any factory or handmade knives; including swords twice its size, even expensive , hand forged Japanese Katanas. The Cold Steel San Mai III Gurkha Kukri is the heaviest Kukri on the market. The blade is almost an inch wider near the tip than at the handle, shifting the knife’s balance point forward to allow a substantial blow to be struck with minimal effort , using inertia alone to complete the cut.
Each Cold Steel San Mai III Gurkha Kukri is supplied with a Secure-Ex® sheath to protect the blade and allow you to wear it safely and securely on your side always ready to defend you and your loved ones.