Top 10 Kukris
for February 2024

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A sword is quite simply a very useful tool. It can defend you, be used for hunting and farming, and can even be used to cut wood. This update features 15 of the best kukri knives on the market. Each kukri was hand-selected by our editorial team based on its blade material (made of steel, stainless steel, carbon, or ceramic), handle material (fiberglass, wood, bone, or synthetics), and kukri blade style (variations include blade shape, blade length, and weight). We performed our tests by grading blades based on their edge sharpness, handing, blade geometry, and blade balance. We also inspected handles to see how well they gripped. We then weighed, measured, and assessed each kukri. Each blade was tested to 1,000 strikes on 3cm-thick wooden boxing, and 50 strikes on a wooden plank. We tested blade length and weight by striking a kukri at 50% of its maximum potential, and assessing performance after each strike. Now that we've done our tests, you can find out which kukri is the best kukri for your needs.

Additionally, we've written in-depth articles that answer many other important kukri related questions, such as which are the best kukri knives for beginners and which kukri is best for self-defense.

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WEYLAND Kukri Machete with Sheath - Machetes Military Tactical for Clearing Brush, Camp Knife or Garden Knife with MOLLE Knife Sheath - Survival Machete Sword, Fixed Blade Full Tang Bush Machete Knife

WEYLAND Kukri Machete with Sheath

by WEYLAND
Customers Rating8.9
Durability9.8
Giftable9.8
Light weight9.5
Popularity & Sales8.9
Sturdiness8.7

The Weyland Kukri Machete with Sheath is an exceptionally good machete. It is well built, sharp, and packs a punch. The 9-inch blade is steeply angled, making it perfect for chopping through dense brush and vines, and we were impressed with its ability to cut through wood, rope, and tree branches. The rubber-grip handle provides solid, comfortable grip, and the sheath has a MOLLE clip, making it simple to attach to a backpack or bugout bag. The Kukri Machete with Sheath is an excellent machete for clearing brush, camp knife, and survival knife.

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Condor Tools & Knives 60217 Heavy Duty Kukri Knife (10-Inch)

Condor Tool & Knife Condor Tools & 60217 Knives Heavy Duty Kukri Knife (10-Inch)

by A.C. Kerman - LE
Customers Rating9.5
Durability9.9
Giftable9.3
Light weight8.3
Popularity & Sales8.3
Sturdiness8.8

The Condor Tools & Knives 60217 Heavy Duty Kukri Knife is a heavy-duty, all-purpose knife that performs well in both heavy chopping and slicing tasks. The knife's 10-inch blade is made from 8mm-1075 carbon steel, a blade material that's commonly used in knife-making, and it boasts a good balance of edge retention and durability. The blade has 20 serrations along each edge, which help reduce chopping time, and the blade is adequately thick to cut through even thicker materials. The blade's edge is also fairly sharp, so you won't have trouble chopping through bone or wood, and it resists corrosion and rust. The knife's handle is made from tough hickory wood, which results in a comfortable grip. The handle is also long enough for extended use, and the knife's leather sheath is sturdy and protective. The Condor Tools & Knives 60217 Heavy Duty Kukri Knife is well suited for both heavy-duty chopping and slicing tasks, and it's a bargain for the price.

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Cold Steel All Purpose Tactical Machete with Sheath, Great for Clearing Brush, Survival, Camping and Outdoor Activities, Kukri Plus Machete

Cold Steel All Purpose Machete Tactical with Sheath

by Cold Steel
Customers Rating8.1
Durability8.5
Giftable9.3
Light weight8.7
Popularity & Sales9.4
Sturdiness8.1

The full tang is completely encapsulated in a comfortable and durable polypropylene handle that has been ergonomically designed for comfort and safety, allowing you to keep a secure grip on the Machete even in the most inclement conditions

The Cold Steel All Purpose Tactical Machete is lightweight and compact, making it ideal for camping or backpacking. It cuts through wood, rope, and brush with ease, and its curved blade and wide blade make it much safer than other machetes, since there is simply no risk of it accidentally cutting you. The blade is curved, so it is much easier to control than straight blades, and 1055 carbon steel is stronger than 1095 carbon steel. The machete is heavier than some of our other picks, but its solid steel guard makes it much safer to use for clearing brush. The blade is black, and the handle is black, uncoated, and nonslip. The machete comes with a durable Cor-Ex sheath. The handle is longer than many machetes, which makes it easier to wield. The sheath is well-made and fits the machete perfectly. The All Purpose Tactical Machete is a high-quality machete that packs a lot of power into a very small package.

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Condor K-Tact Kukri Knife Army Green

Condor Tool & Knife Condor Kukri K-Tact Knife Army Green

by Condor
Customers Rating9.3
Durability8.6
Giftable9.6
Light weight9.9
Popularity & Sales8.3
Sturdiness8.5

Synthetic

The Condor K-Tact Kukri Knife is a solid choice if you are looking for an inexpensive, reliable, and durable fixed-blade knife. Our pick for the overall Best Fixed Blade Knife, the K-Tact is lightweight (just over 3 ounces), easy to carry, and sharp enough to handle most cutting tasks. This knife is also fairly affordable, and it comes in a wide variety of colors. The tip of this knife is sharp enough to cut through thick materials, and the 8-inch blade is much longer and sharper than many of the fixed-blade knives we tested. The knife is durable, too, and it's well-made, with smooth, tight-fitting handle tolerances and a sturdy construction. The knife is not too wide or heavy, so it's comfortable to hold, and it locks securely in place, so you won't have to worry about the blade flying around in your bag. The Condor K-Tact Kukri Knife's blade is sharp enough to cut through most materials, and it's also fairly durable. However, this knife is not the best for heavy duty jobs, such as chopping through thick branches. If you're looking for something more substantial, we recommend the Victorinox Swiss Army Tactical Knife.

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Ka-Bar Combat Kukri Knife , Black

Ka-Bar Combat Kukri Knife

by KABAR
Customers Rating8.8
Durability8.6
Giftable8.7
Light weight7.1
Popularity & Sales9.2
Sturdiness7.6

Includes heavy-duty polyester sheath

The Ka-Bar Combat Kukri Knife is a no-nonsense utility knife that is ready for combat. This sturdy knife features a durable, black polymer handle that has ample grip, and a black, non-reflective 1095 steel blade. The 8 1/2 inch blade has plenty of cutting power, and with a long 13 3/8 inch overall length, it's long enough for cutting tasks, but it's small enough to be carried daily. The knife has a half-serrated blade, and the handle has a slide lock mechanism. The blade is sharp out of the box, and it's easy to keep sharp; just snap it out and sharpen it periodically. The knife is lightweight, and it's also well balanced. The knife has no handle scales, so it's comfortable to hold even when it's wet. It's a bit expensive, but it's more than worth it.

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Ontario 6420 OKC Kukri Knife (Black)

Ontario Knife Ontario 6420 Kukri OKC Knife (Black)

by Sportsman Supply Inc.
Customers Rating7.9
Durability7.6
Giftable7.1
Light weight9.2
Popularity & Sales8.7
Sturdiness8.8

Weighs 18 ounces

The Ontario 6420 OKC Kukri Knife is an extremely durable, yet lightweight, open-handled knife. The blade is made of 1095 carbon steel, and it's designed for heavy use. The handle is made of black Kraton rubber, which is both comfortable to hold and resistant to oils and grease. The knife is 17 inches long, and it has a 4.17-inch closed length. The overall length is 18 inches, and it's slightly heavier than some comparable knives (at 18 ounces). The Ontario 6420 OKC Kukri Knife is fairly common at this price, and it's one of the best open-handled knives you can buy. The blade is sharp enough to do most cutting jobs, and it's durable enough to cut through rope, rope insulation, and even drywall (although you'll want to use caution). The knife is also reasonably light, so it's easy to carry and use. However, the Kraton rubber handle is slippery, and the handle doesn't lock in place, so it's quite easy to misadjust the knife when gripping it.

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Cold Steel Royal Kukri Machete - 97KMIGS

Cold Steel Royal Kukri Machete

by Cold Steel
Customers Rating8.5
Durability6.9
Giftable8.2
Light weight7.8
Popularity & Sales8.8
Sturdiness6.2

Includes a durable Cor-Ex sheath for added safety and carrying convenience; Dimensions: 15.5 in blade length, 5.25 in handle length, 2. 8 mm blade thickness, 21. 2 oz weight

For more than a century, Cold Steel has crafted some of the finest survival knives in the world. The Cold Steel brand has become synonymous with quality, and the Royal Kukri Machete is no exception. The Royal Kukri is Cold Steel's latest and greatest bush knife, and it's the perfect companion for bushcraft and survival enthusiasts. The blade is bright and shiny, with a slightly curved belly and a sharp point. The blade is 8 mm thick, which may seem a bit thick, but the blade is shaped in a way that makes it feel lighter. The blade is 20 3/4 inches long, and the overall length is a bit over 26 inches. The handle, which is well-constructed, is 6 1/2 inches long, 2 1/2 inches wide, and 2 3/4 inches tall. The handle has a hole at the butt end, and it comes with a nylon cord and a sheath. The sheath is nicely constructed and fits the knife well, and the nylon cord makes it easy to carry. The blade is sharp, and it's sharp enough to easily cut through things like branches, cord, and rope. If I were to compare this knife to the best bush knife we've tested, it would be to the Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Tool (Gerber 6662). The Gerber knife is a bit smaller, but it weighs about a pound more than the Cold Steel knife, and it's a bit more expensive. The Cold Steel knife is lighter, but it costs about $50 less than the Gerber. Overall, the Royal Kukri is an excellent bush knife. It's comfortable to hold, and it feels well-balanced. It's sharp enough to easily cut through branches, cord, and rope, and it stings when you cut yourself or someone. If you're an experienced bushcrafter and you're looking for a great all-around bush knife, this knife is for you.

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CRKT KUK Fixed Blade Knife: Carbon Steel Knife with Full Tang Kukri Recurved Blade, Injection Molded Handle, and Polyester Sheath 2742

Columbia River Knife & Tool CRKT KUK Fixed Blade Carbon Knife: Steel Knife with Full Tang Kukri Recurved Blade

by Columbia River Knife & Tool
Customers Rating7.3
Durability9.5
Giftable6.2
Light weight8.6
Popularity & Sales7.2
Sturdiness6.4

Powerful Cutting: Kukri blade style provides powerful cutting

The CRKT KUK Fixed Blade Knife is a sturdy, reliable knife that performs well in most situations. It has a tough, full tang blade and a solid handle, both of which make it sturdy and durable. The handle is injection molded, which gives it a smooth, comfortable feel, and the texture makes it easy to grip. The handle also has holes for drainage, so the knife dries quickly after a shower or wash. The blade is 65 mn carbon steel, which is known for its toughness, and holds an edge well. The knife is well balanced, so it's comfortable to swing and maneuver. The blade is recurve, which makes it very effective at slicing, and the kukri blade shape is very effective for chopping. The knife comes with a nylon sheath, which fits securely and is comfortable to wear. The nylon sheath has elastic straps to keep a knife in place, and slots for a knife lanyard.

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UK UNIQUE SHARP KNIVES Handmade Damascus Steel 15 Inches Kukri Knife BK-3032 -Rose Wood Handle With Damascus Steel Gurd/Pommel

UK UNIQUE SHARP KNIVES Handmade Damascus Steel 15 Inches Knife Kukri BK-3032 -Rose Wood Handle With Damascus Steel Gurd/Pommel

Customers Rating7.7
Durability7.1
Giftable6.6
Light weight6.1
Popularity & Sales8.5
Sturdiness9.8

Stunning Unique Rose wood Handle With Damascus steel Gurd & Pommel , PERFECT OUTDOOR CAMPING KNIFE AND Kukri KNIFE: This small bowie knife is the perfect camp knife and hunting knife. Its the best knife for any hunter, camper, survivalist, or outdoor sports enthusiast so that you can enjoy your adventure Sharp Edge Blade Hands of Durable High Quality Leather Sheath Included Cowhide Original ONLYl from ",, UK UNIQUE SHARP KNIVES

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GK&CO. Kukri House Genuine - 11

GK&CO. Kukri House Genuine

by GK&CO. Kukri House
Customers Rating6.8
Durability9.2
Giftable8.7
Light weight6.8
Popularity & Sales8.9
Sturdiness6.5

Very Sharp or easy to sharp as its made of carbon steel or Car spring or railway track,. Its comes with 2 small utilities knives (Karda & Chakmak).

The GK&CO. Kukri House Genuine is an authentic, handmade kukri knife made in Nepal, not a knockoff imported knife. You can see this in the handle and the etchings on the blade. The blade is 11 inches long, and the handle is 5 inches long and 3/8 inch thick, making this a midsize kukri. It's a good quality knife, and it's solid and heavy enough to handle a variety of cutting tasks. The handle is made of wood, not plastic, which feels stronger and more durable than plastic. The blade is hand forged, and it's very sharp, but the serrations on the back are a bit too aggressive for fine cutting. The handle has 6 grooves, so the knife is more comfortable to hold and use. The blade is sharp enough to make short work of anything you can cut, and it's versatile enough to be used for most cutting tasks. The blade is sharp enough to cut through ropes and cord, but not so much that it will tear through the material. The blade is thick enough that it can be used for slicing and chopping. The handle is solid wood, and it's comfortable to hold, and it's light enough to carry anywhere. Unfortunately, the sheath (which is made of leather) is cheap and does a poor job of protecting the knife.

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