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The British Service Issue Kukri

The British Service Issue Kukri



in this review of the BSI we will be focusing on calories actually used in Nepal and in war there is a lot of confusion on the internet about what is a real Kukui and what is an export our tourists to Cory I hope this video will help clear some of that up before we cover the BSI let's look at the queries that led up to it from history let's start with the classic Gurkha army cookery this was produced from the 1820s to the early 1900s and it was used by both the Nepali Army and the British run Gurkha army ima and ACC and correctly calls this a long leaf cookery they did this to market them these feather long leaf shaped heavy bladed knives have Nagari script on it on their spines I believe this is the biggest and oldest cooker is from the 2003 purchase from the Royal Nepali arsenal by ima next is a shorter and lighter version of the GA kae Gurkha army Kukui IMA and acc they call this a bush pour which is just a marketing term and incorrect also this is the most common cookery sold by IMA and acc comparing it to the earlier group our army cookery you can see that they're identical almost identical except in weight and length the spines are both 1 centimeter point 39 inch the specs on this Gurkha army cookery our length of blade 32 centimetres 12.5 inches we already talked about this the one centimeter spine they weight is 733 grams 25.8 ounces now we come to the British military pattern coup curries these are the mark 1 the mark 2 the mark 3 the mark 4 Wilkerson sort company and the British service issue BSI which is the focus of this video but here is my mark – this is the first British military pattern I bought and the mark 2 was produced from 1915 to 1944 by the British Army this is the first time we see a full tang on a cookery from the British my mark 2 is made by kweilyn Brothers in 1944 and the length of the blade is 34 centimeters which is 13 point 4 inches the spine thickness at the bolster is 8 millimetres which is roughly 5/16 and the weight is 698 grams 28 sorry 24.6 ounces and now we have the focus of our video the BSI the british service issue and we have three from different manufacturers here the first one is the torah BSI service number one this is a 1950 1950s to 1995 issue this is the current style of BSI this one's from group X Gurkha cookery house and also the current style of BSI from Himalayan imports this one has a very nice polish service number one for sure let's test these out we have moved to my bathroom because it has started to rain outside well let's see what these Queen Cory's can do with food first up Tora twenty nine point two centimeter blade 458 gram weight sixteen point one five ounces I think this is probably the best one for slicing at least okay next up is the ex Gurkha cookery house BSI service number one this one has a blade length the twenty seven centimeters and it is it weighs 555 grams nineteen point six zero ounces next we have the Himalayan imports bas British army service and it is 26.2 centimetres long it is 550 grams 19 point 40 ounces very nice very nice Dora blades 10 hits ex Gurkha cookery house approximately 10 hits to our blades X go gree house you you


Reader Comments

  1. Voice from Nepal: the khukuri made in nEpal is oNly reAl n blessed by Bhadrakali( goddess)..other manufacture in eXcept nEpal is oNly a WeaPon …oNly nEpali khukuri cAn sLay 100 of enemies…bt other khukuri can't stAy loNg in gorKhas hAnd ….it mAy weak or broke cOz it was not blessed by Bhadrakali…..Jai nEpal…wE will rise One dAy……πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅

  2. The video is about 7 years old now and I don’t know how I have missed it so long. Those new kukris with all of the polish made me grit my teeth when I thought about using them. Mine are working knives and two have horn handles. One is polished as in your video. That one is slick and more so in the wet, such as rain and sweat. I finally wrapped it with friction tape curing the problem. The next size down came with an unpolished handle and no problem there. I have another with a wood grip which is OK too. I’ve used them extensively but have pretty much retired them in favour of machetes and I know some out there will find that hard to believe. Don’t sell the lowly, the general opinion of many, machete short if you are not familiar with them. In my country they are king. To Sweetcostarica Pura Vida.

  3. Probably will never be equalled as a survival knife/tool can do just about any camping task and is a devastating weapon in its own right

  4. I love my knife, though it's not mod issue. I can't think of a better tool to dispatch and dispose of, interlopers in my flat.

  5. I have a service No. 1 made in about 1981 and given to me by a British Gurkha ex-officer obtained while visiting his old unit in Nepal. He got it from the guys in the shed that had just made it! I have an earlier "long-leaf" kukri, too — that I bought for a fiver in an antique store in Hampshire.

  6. If one can only afford one of these Kukris , which one would you suggest ? Like the way you are into explaining your knifes and your personal favourites . It is ironic but i can not purchase a ''Tora'' in the United Kingdom i have to order it from abroad . I like the polished finish but that does not make the knife and as i can only purchase one i would like your take on it . Although i like the ones for all uses i would prefer to purchase one that was made for combat as that is what they were initially used for . Mind you they were made for survival in the wild as well and not just a combat weapon

  7. Its written 'shree 3 chandra'. He was the primeminister of nepal who first sent nepalese youth to protect british colony. Afterwards, they fought wwi and wwii . He was british allies. Hence, he was the man who flash gurkhas to the world. I m proud of my forefathers.

  8. Ay fucker ,it's called khukuri not fucking kukri watch out better next time it's about neplese matter ,so don't cross the neplese boarder line ever # stay educated u fool

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