Edged Weapons Trivia Week: Kukri

 

Photo Courtesy of www.traditionalfilipinoweapons.com

 Our next blade, the Kukri, originates from Nepal and can be used as both a tool and a weapon. In fact this beauty is so handy that US, British and Canadian troops chose to adopt this as one of the standard weapons in their arsenal during both World War 1 and 2. Its origins can be traced back centuries and some would assert that it is the oldest blade style still in use today. The blade is constructed to be able to withstand impact blows while still retaining its sharp edge and the angle provides smooth slicing action. When it comes to zombie slice and dice, this is your weapon.

 
 
Literary reference:
In the original book, Dracula, written by Bram Stoker, Dracula was dispatched by a combination of Kukri neck slash and Bowie knife stab to the heart.

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kukri
http://traditionalfilipinoweapons.com/Kukri.html
http://www.khukuriblades.com/kukri_history/

 

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