Phenomenal product. This thing is closer to an axe than a knife, which I suppose is part of the idea. Of course, it's a formidable fighting knife, but I can't imagine taking anything else camping or hiking (especially in the US North East - maybe a machete if I were going to a jungle). Everything from tip to peen seems incredibly rigid. The handle is quite comfortable in the hand, and allows for a few different grips. I ordered mine unsharpened (as I wasn't sure if I'd use it for some live steel sparring, or as a knife), and it came very very dull at the tip and near the cutouts. It'll take some work to sharpen in those areas, but that's quite alright.
Unlike others, my scabbard came fairly snug, and wearing it on a belt, or tucked into a belt, I'm confident that the blade would not come free unless I wanted it to (mostly because of the shape).
I suppose my only real complaint would be the two little knives. They seem to be of a fairly low quality of manufacture, and material. One of mind came quite bent out of shape, and I bent it right back with almost no effort. I'm not sure that I would *ever* find a use for them, so as far as complaints go, it's very minor.
Overall, a fantastic buy, especially as a deal of the week.
My only regret was not buying two.
Well the blade is very thick . The lion on the butt is not recognizable due to the tang being flattened to hold the handle on. That being said I love it! I highly recommend that you pay the $5 to have it sharpened, I did not
Big awesome blade, fits extremely well in the hand. The handle seems sturdier on this one than the regular Gurkha kukri. My only issue is that I paid for sharpening and it wasn't very sharp. Great blade for the price, highly recommended.
Not bad for the price. The fit and finish on the brass pieces were a little rough but after I sharpened the blade I could cut through 1" & 1 1/2 bamboo with ease.
Let's get right to it: AWESOME KNIFE. Can we really call it a knife? I almost believe short-sword would be a more appropriate term of description/title. Whatever you want to call it, it's AWESOME. Very very happy. I ordered mine sharpened and while I cannot speak to my esteemed colleague who recently received his own kukri and didn't care for their sharpening job, I thought they did a commendable job on mine own kukri. Perhaps not a PERFECT job, but certainly better than I could do and I am happy. It is a bit of a cost but still, necessary in my opinion. This feels great, it has some serious heft but the heft is a good heft, it feels like it could do serious damage to whatever it connects with. You need to be CAREFUL! The real problem I encountered was I received two of the same "small utility knives" - I didn't receive one "karda" and one "Chakmak" - I received two identical knives- what I believe them to be are "kardas" - the karda is supposed to be a sharpened utility knife, and the chakmak is a steel burnishing blade (unsharpened). I believe these are SUPPOSED to be kardas but completely unsharpened edge, so useless really. Oh well, I bought it for the big kukri and sheath, not for two utility knives. Very happy. I couldn't decide on this "fuller-size" model and the smaller Officer's Kukri and I am glad I got this one.
I paid for a sharpened kukri but this one was not very sharp at all. Considering the cost of the sharpening relative to the price of the kukri I expected better. Also, doesn't exactly match the image.
Very nice piece of kit, no wonder the Gurkhas have got an awesome reputation,and thanks to Tonya at ACC for good customer service.
I like the weight of this blade very much...lots of heft. The only things I would change are the brass fittings and the lack of a strap to secure the blades to the scabbard. I know the strap is not on the original kukris, but it would be a nice addition. As it stands, the main blade will come out very easily.
I have also had a small nail securing the brass tip of the scabbard come out already. I'll fix this myself with JB Weld or some other adhesive.
What a awsome kukri great quality. Was very impressed with this knife looking forward to buying more products from Atlanta Cutlery. Will tell my friends about your company. Thanks
Looks good, feels good. Great knife, great job on sharpening, worth the extra money.
WOW! I wish I could say more. This fits my hand like no other. It is heavy, has good balance and will be my go-to camping and survival knife now. The sheath is well done and solid. Sharpening is spot on. WOW again. Good job folks.
I've wanted one of these for years. Everything about it is wonderful The weight and balance are perfect.