Indian Ghurka Regiment Kukri KnifeThis is a great collector knife. The Kukri knife is still standard issue for Indian and Nepalese troops. Its angled blade makes it a thrusting, stabbing or hacking weapon. Indeed it is the size of a small machete. The Kukri knife comes in many different styles. This particular Kukri is 19 3/4 inches as measured from the point; along the back of the blade to the pommel. The high carbon steel blade, measured in the same manner, is 13 3/4 inches long. There is a blood groove along the top of the blade. The notches on the bottom of the blade near the handle represent the trident of Shiva the Hindu god of destruction. The handle is wood over the tang with brass finish accents. Also included is a leather covered hard sheath with belt loops. This is a nicely balanced full tang knife with a nice heft to it. The Ghurka Kukri is not only a very utilitarian knife it is also a fabulous costume accessory. If you need a gift for the collector of exotic bladed weapons then you must consider this Ghurka Kukri knife. This kukri is both useful and decorative: The Indian Ghurka Kukri knife can be useful in many situations; handy to have along on hiking and camping trips. And it's a very cool collector piece. It can also be a fabulous display piece. Some have arranged the knife and sheath in a framed shadow box. Looks fabulous when displayed in your den or office. The Indian Ghurka Regiment Knife is in stock and ready to ship within 1-2 business days of receipt of cleared payment. Paypal is preferred, however, I can accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover or American Express by phone, email or fax. Email seller for information regarding this option. Thanks for stopping in to browse and Be sure to add me to your favorites list ! Check out my other items ! International Buyers NOTE: 1) PayPal or Credit Card via paypal card processing only for all sales outside the USA . Cash on pick up is NOT available for international sales. 2) Seller cannot be responsible for any custom fees or tariffs that may be imposed on any items shipped outside of the contiguous 48 United States . 3) All items leave here in new condition and are well packed. (I personally check all pieces before shipping outside the USA ). Any damage claims must be filed with the carrier. 4) By purchasing this item you represent that you are in compliance with all laws governing the importation of this item into your Country/State/Province. 5) It is the buyer's responsibility to know and to comply with the Law of the Land in which you reside. 6) Seller is not responsible for any items seized by customs. Please be sure it is legal for you to have this item imported into your country. 7) Seller cannot be responsible for transit times. For whatever reasons, some shipments will take longer to clear customs and so will delay delivery of your shipment. Seller only promises to get items to your chosen carrier in a timely manner. Once in the hands of the carrier, seller no longer has any control over transit times.