Kukri Fighter from Scorpion Swords & Knives. A fearsome 13.75” blade with a knuckleduster grip.
In this age we’ve become so enamored with guns that we’ve forgotten just how devastating the weapons of the past were. Check out this video comparing the damage done by a .357 magnum bullet and a kukri strike.
Ever felt the recoil from firing a handgun? For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The jarring sensation of the recoil is the same force that the bullet imparts to its target. Not very impressive, is it? In real life, bullets do not lift people off their feet and send them flying through windows. Simply put, firearms are devices that poke small holes in people. That’s why accurate shot placement is so important.
On the other hand, think of the damage of a sword blow from a strong and well-trained assailant. Single strikes can literally chop off heads, shear off limbs, split skulls wide open, bisect torsos.
Guns rule the battlefield, because a gun can shoot faster than a blade can strike, and from much further away. However, blades remain in use because you cannot dictate the conditions under which a fight takes place. In a close-range melee, when stray shots may injure your partners, a blade becomes useful. In close confines like a jungle or ghetto alleyway, your gun could be grabbed or knocked aside, but your blade can still be brought to bear. In a time of civil collapse, ammo may run out, but a blade can be kept sharp with a rock and kept from rusting with any oil or grease. That’s why the Gurkha still carry their kukris into the 21st century, and the Philippine Marines still carry ginunting swords in the jungles of Mindanao.