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27th Nov '16 4:06:53 PM Nerrin
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* The Antiquarian uses a kukri for her "Nervous Stab" attack in ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon''. It mainly implies that the Antiquarian has been to lands far away from the vaguely medieval-European hamlet in which the game takes place. As an actual attack, it's weak but can hit any enemy position, reserving it mostly for clean-up duty.
24th Nov '16 9:51:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''AustinPowers'': '''KUKRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!''' [[spoiler: Powers was not fazed in the slightest.]]

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* ''AustinPowers'': ''Film/AustinPowers'': '''KUKRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!''' [[spoiler: Powers was not fazed in the slightest.]]
3rd Nov '16 11:01:42 PM AP
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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 ''[[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA 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.]]
30th Oct '16 10:11:33 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{GURPS}}: Fantasy Tech'' has the "ethnic cool" version of a kukri. It does damage on par with a ''broadsword''.

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* ''{{GURPS}}: ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Fantasy Tech'' has the "ethnic cool" version of a kukri. It does damage on par with a ''broadsword''.
28th Sep '16 2:07:17 AM ShiroAkuma
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* Two appear in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic The Second Raid'' albeit as upscaled monomolecular cutters shaped to look like kukris; one is the standard melee weapon for Belfaghn's [=M9D=] Falke, the other is a [[{{BFS}} massive one]] used by Gates for his Codarl I in the last episode, [[spoiler: which he promptly uses to kill Yui Lan by slicing her Codarl's limbs off and then impaling her through the Codarl's torso.]]

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* Two appear in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic The Second Raid'' albeit as upscaled monomolecular cutters shaped to look like kukris; one is the standard melee weapon for Belfaghn's [=M9D=] Falke, the other is a [[{{BFS}} massive one]] used by Gates for his Codarl I in the last episode, [[spoiler: which he promptly uses to kill Yui Yu Lan by slicing her Codarl's limbs off and then impaling her through the Codarl's torso.]]
30th Aug '16 11:45:24 AM Antigone3
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* ''TabletopGame/TheDraculaDossier'': Edom issues carbon-fiber kukris to field agents. They aren't quite as sharp as a steel one, but still sharp enough to decapitate a vampire, and can be carried through metal detectors without tripping the alarm.
24th Aug '16 1:53:55 AM Morgenthaler
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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.

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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 [[UsefulNotes/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.



See also MacheteMayhem and KnifeNut, as well as SinisterScythe, another repurposed agricultural weapon disproportionately popular in media for its sinister, exotic inward-curved blade. Also NationalWeapon and NepaliWithNastyKnives.

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See also MacheteMayhem and KnifeNut, as well as SinisterScythe, another repurposed agricultural weapon disproportionately popular in media for its sinister, exotic inward-curved blade. Also NationalWeapon and NepaliWithNastyKnives.UsefulNotes/NepaliWithNastyKnives.



* Famously used by the [[NepaliWithNastyKnives Gurkha soldiers of Nepal]], who traditionally serve in the British Army. The knives are often called "Gurkha knives" for this reason. Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser claimed that during WWII, Gurkha soldiers had a habit of dropping their rifles and charging at nearby enemies with their knives. After each battle, they had to go back and find their rifles.

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* Famously used by the [[NepaliWithNastyKnives [[UsefulNotes/NepaliWithNastyKnives Gurkha soldiers of Nepal]], who traditionally serve in the British Army. The knives are often called "Gurkha knives" for this reason. Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser claimed that during WWII, Gurkha soldiers had a habit of dropping their rifles and charging at nearby enemies with their knives. After each battle, they had to go back and find their rifles.
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.
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