The fighting kukri

Kukri Maintenance Khukuri Handling. I don't mean this at all as a criticism of McLemore -- he interacted with the material and made it his own, and he is clear that this is what he has done. Steve Scott rated it it was ok Oct 17, The Fighting Kukri is a must for martial artists, blade enthusiasts, historical reenactors, fight directors of stage and screen, and men and women of the armed forces.

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He presents a sprinkling of history with informed discussions of fighting approaches and numerous training exercises on cutting, thrusting, blocking, and the associated movement of a kukri fight. The kukri will get locked and tightened between the inner wooden walls of the scabbard.

The Fighting Kukri: Illustrated Lessons on the Gurkha Combat Knife

Despite the classification of Eastern and Western, both styles of kukri appear to be used in all areas of Nepal. This Khukuri is modeled on the real Khukuri used by the Gorkhali General.

The progression of material made sense, the illustrations were plentiful, on point, and from useful angles, and the text was invariably brief and clear. As I read it, I was able to feel the moves as I have used them—and even though none of the moves were attributed to Eskrima, most of them were fkghting our system.

Retrieved 8 August Kukri blades have a hard, tempered edge and a softer spine. This enables them to maintain a sharp edge, yet tolerate impacts. Ifghting Harris marked it as to-read Sep 06, I feel a need to also mention McLemore's use of kukru interaction with other people's material.

It can function as a smaller knife by using the narrower part of the blade, closest to the handle.

Kukri - Wikipedia

Atacanahu marked it as to-read Mar 21, Learn how to use these amazing khukris like the Gurkhas. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Paul Good added it Oct 18, Its acclaim was demonstrated in North Africa by one unit's situation report. Among the oldest existing kukri are those belonging to Drabya Shah c.

Be careful on how you handle your Gurkha Kukri.

The hand holding the scabbard should be at the back encircling it but without overlapping at the kukdi portion of the scabbard. Open Preview See a Problem? He strikes a wonderful balance, and I wish more authors followed his example.

Various reasons are given for this, both practical and ceremonial: The design enables the user to inflict deep wounds and to penetrate bone. Holding - Thumbs up Improvised Here the thumb stays up slightly bent on the spine of the blade kukri with the fist tightly closed around the handle. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The handle quite often has a flared butt that allows better retention in draw cuts and chopping. The kukri is versatile. Steve Scott rated it it was ok Oct 17, Traditionally, the scabbard also holds two smaller blades: Lists with This Book. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The leather work is often done by a Sarki. Move the kukri free hand at the back as the stroke comes in so that proper body balance can be maintained. Kukri must be used only for self defence. Trivia About The Fighting Kukr

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