Another khukuri review: Sirupate versus Ghurka Khukuri service #1

Always ready and always testing. Its an essential part of bushcrafting to ensure you have the best equipment possible for the job at hand.
For myself, I have really become a fan of the khukuri as a bushcraft blade. Its a wonderful tool design. Whats important is ensuring you get a solid blade. While I have tested the Cold Steel machete style  (and didn’t like it) it works. Condor makes a version and there are other production versions.
Now for myself, when it comes to classic blade styles, I prefer the custom touch, it has character, soul if you will. So I have tested several various companies from Nepal. (And avoided both Pakistani and Indian knockoffs)
My current favorites are the EG&K and Ex Ghurka Khukuri House blades. They are well made, extremely durable and with one exception tempered correctly. A nice soft spine at around 25 rockwell, belly/midsection of 45 or so and edge between 58-60 which makes for a very durable, edge retaining bladeI.
The one exception had an edge that had been tempered unevenly, allowing for mild chipping. A simple reprofiling and stropping and it is back to work for this blade. I do not see this as a negative. Rather I see it as having worked quite well. Its not meant for cutting stone, so minor chipping during testing absolutely was expected.
If cut everything, chopped eucalyptus and mesquite equally well. Easily sliced paper, and continued to function very well. I would say again, this is an amazing blade type for survival and bushcraft.
Between the various styles I would suggest the Ghurka #1 or the Sirupate simply because they balance well.

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About Jesse Mathewson

Jesse Mathewson is the author of the popular blog, and provides commentary to many varied places based on a background that includes education in criminal justice, history, religion and even insurgency tactics and tactical training. His current role in his community is as an organizer of sorts and a preacher of community solidarity and agorism. He also runs Liberty Practical Training, a self defense school specializing in the practical applications of defensive approaches versus the theoretical. As an agorist, voluntaryist and atheist his life is seen as crazy and wild by many, though once they get to know him most realize he is a bluntly honest individual who will give you the shirt off his back if he believes it is necessary to help you. Very simple, "That which is voluntary between all individuals involved is always right, if it is not voluntary, it is always wrong."
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2 Responses to Another khukuri review: Sirupate versus Ghurka Khukuri service #1

  1. cavpatriot says:

    Always loved Kukris. Sexy blades. 🙂


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