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14th Jul '16 3:53:47 PM Sharlee
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* The pig-cult leader in ''Pig Hunt'' wields one of these, and uses it to decapitate one of the rednecks.
24th Jun '16 8:11:04 PM Mhazard
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* In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'', kukris are essentially throwing knives which can inflict bleed, and you can only throw them instead of wielding them.
7th Jun '16 1:59:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Drow Ranger Valas Hune dual wields them in ''{{War of the Spider Queen}}''.
* In ''{{Sten}}'', the Gurkha mercenaries who guard the Emperor carry these. In later books, Sten carries one as a memento from his time as their commander.

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* The Drow Ranger Valas Hune dual wields them in ''{{War ''Literature/{{War of the Spider Queen}}''.
* In ''{{Sten}}'', ''Literature/{{Sten}}'', the Gurkha mercenaries who guard the Emperor carry these. In later books, Sten carries one as a memento from his time as their commander.
3rd Jun '16 2:16:27 PM WillKeaton
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* The kukri is in fact the only surviving member of an entire sword family: the recurve sabres, single-edged hacking weapons that curve away from the wielder. The concept has been around since the ancient Egyptians, whose ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khopesh khopesh]]'' was essentially a militarised farming sickle. The Greek ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopis kopis]]'' or ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machaira machaira]]'' (the first name meaning "chopper") was a common sidearm for Greek infantry and a standard weapon for Persian cavalry. It was used across the entire Mediterranean and became a bane of the Roman legions when wielded by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falcata Iberian infantry]], and it's big, two handed, brother, the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falx falx]]'', made them upgrade their Armour when wielded by the Dacians. The Medieval Turkish ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yatagan yatagan]]'' is a late example of a recurve sabre. All of the examples mentioned here are [[CoolSword significantly bigger than the kukri.]]

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* The kukri is in fact the only surviving member of an entire sword family: the recurve sabres, single-edged hacking weapons that curve away from the wielder. The concept has been around since the ancient Egyptians, whose ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khopesh khopesh]]'' was essentially a militarised farming sickle. The Greek ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopis kopis]]'' or ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machaira machaira]]'' (the first name meaning "chopper") was a common sidearm for Greek infantry and a standard weapon for Persian cavalry. It was used across the entire Mediterranean and became a bane of the Roman legions when wielded by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falcata Iberian infantry]], infantry,]] and it's big, two handed, brother, the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falx falx]]'', made them upgrade their Armour when wielded by the Dacians. The Medieval Turkish ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yatagan yatagan]]'' is a late example of a recurve sabre. All of the examples mentioned here are [[CoolSword significantly bigger than the kukri.]]
3rd Jun '16 2:11:25 PM WillKeaton
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* In the {{Elseworlds}} tale ''[[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmericaJSA Liberty Files - The Unholy Three]]'', we have a brief scene of Franchise/{{Batman}} using a kukri against an alternate reality version of Two-Face who resembles a giant bug. This version of Batman was [[ThouShaltNotKill more likely to use lethal force]]. An action figure based on this version can be viewed [[http://www.oafe.net/yo/dcdew4lfb.php here]].

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* In the {{Elseworlds}} tale ''[[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmericaJSA Liberty Files - The Unholy Three]]'', we have a brief scene of Franchise/{{Batman}} using a kukri against an alternate reality version of Two-Face who resembles a giant bug. This version of Batman was [[ThouShaltNotKill more likely to use lethal force]]. An action figure based on this version can be viewed [[http://www.oafe.net/yo/dcdew4lfb.php here]].here.]]
22nd May '16 11:25:51 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* In ''Series/ForgedInFire'', several contestants make kukris for the first two challenges, and one episode's final challenge is to make a kukri.
8th Apr '16 10:41:12 PM MadCat221
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A Kukri (or khukuri) is a heavy Nepalese knife used both as a tool and as a weapon. The most distinctive feature of this weapon is that the blade has a deflected angle with a thick spine and a single sharp cutting edge; this causes the end section of the blade to strike square on, greatly increasing chopping effectiveness. It is most famously known as a part of the regimental weaponry and heraldry of [[NepaliWithNastyKnives Gurkha fighters]]. Forming part of the survival equipment carried by airmen during the early 1940s conflict in Burma, the Kukri is an essential item equally effective at hacking through jungle brush as it is through limbs.

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A Kukri (or khukuri) is a heavy Nepalese knife used both as a tool and as a weapon. The most distinctive feature of this weapon is that the blade has a deflected angle with a thick spine and a single sharp cutting edge; this causes the end section of the blade to strike square on, greatly increasing chopping effectiveness. To put it succinctly, a kukri is a knife that thinks it's a hatchet. It is most famously known as a part of the regimental weaponry and heraldry of [[NepaliWithNastyKnives Gurkha fighters]]. Forming part of the survival equipment carried by airmen during the early 1940s conflict in Burma, the Kukri is an essential item equally effective at hacking through jungle brush as it is through limbs.
25th Jan '16 10:53:10 AM MagwitchOo
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* Doug from ''Manga/{{Gangsta}}'' uses one.

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* Doug from ''Manga/{{Gangsta}}'' uses one. His kukris is apparently sharp enough to slice through guns.
10th Jan '16 1:06:39 AM wuzzle22
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->''"A little of the ol' chop-chop!"''

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->''"A little lil' of the ol' chop-chop!"''
3rd Jan '16 11:57:25 AM nombretomado
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* Seen in ''SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters''.

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* Seen in ''SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters''.''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters''.
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