Hanwei Survival Kukri
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Freed from strict tradition, Hanwei has tasked themselves with designing a modern kukri. While they have kept the shape, the balance and the high carbon steel, the rest has been substantially upgraded.
The kukri's (or khukuri, khukri, etc.) reputation as both a weapon of war and survival tool is legendary. Typically forged of high carbon steel and heat treated with the simplest of methods, the basic design and construction of the Nepalese kukri has been unchanged for centuries.
Freed from strict tradition, Hanwei has tasked themselves with designing a modern kukri. They've kept the shape, the balance and the high carbon steel but the rest is substantially upgraded. The heat treatment is now precisely controlled, pulling every ounce of performance out of the forged 5160 spring steel, a steel so well regarded in the knife community it is often used for ABS performance test knives. The result holds an edge exceptionally well with a spine soft enough to absorb the stress of repeated impact.
The pommel and guard are stainless steel while the grip, the largest change from tradition, is injection moulded into a comfortable pattern which offers exceptional grip. After precise fitting of the guard, grip and pommel the substantial tang is peened and welded in place, resulting in a knife that feels as if it was formed of a solid piece of steel.
The sheath is a multi-layer design, with an ABS insert and sturdy nylon shell. Multiple attachment points and carry positions are possible.
|Weight||0.65 Kg||1 lb 7 oz|
|Point of Balance||57mm||2.25"|
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|Specifications will vary slightly from piece to piece.|