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4th Jun '17 4:18:03 PM pi4t
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*** And if you have greater two weapon fighting (which gives three attacks per round) and Improved Criticals and duel wield vorpal kukris (which behead on a critical hit), you will kill an enemy about half the time (assuming you can make all the attack rolls, and they're not immune to beheading). Though you are better off replacing one of the kukris with a rapier or scimitar, which has the same threat range and does more damage, but can't be wielded in your off-hand under normal circumstances.
3rd Jun '17 8:20:49 AM Kadorhal
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For a relatively obscure weapon from Nepal, they feature quite frequently in the media, easily spotted because of their distinctive (and threatening) shape. As an interesting aside, note that it possibly wasn't actually invented in Nepal, but in ''Greece'' of all places. The current consensus is that kukri is a (somewhat shrunken) descendant of a Greek cavalry saber, ''machaira''. Machaira itself was a modification of a previous infantry sword called ''kopis'' (literally, "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin chopper]]"), just one of the large family of recurved sabers used throughout the Mediterranean. The troops of Alexander the Great brought it to India during his expedition there, and the locals loved the design.

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For a relatively obscure weapon from Nepal, they feature quite frequently in the media, easily spotted because of their distinctive (and threatening) shape. As an interesting aside, note that it possibly wasn't actually invented in Nepal, but in ''Greece'' of all places. The current consensus is that the kukri is a (somewhat shrunken) descendant of a Greek cavalry saber, ''machaira''. Machaira itself was a modification of a previous infantry sword called ''kopis'' (literally, "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin chopper]]"), just one of the large family of recurved sabers used throughout the Mediterranean. The troops of Alexander the Great brought it to India during his expedition there, and the locals loved the design.



* In ''MortalKombat'' 4, Kai uses the "Gurkha Knife" or kukri as his weapon of choice.

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* In ''MortalKombat'' 4, ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'', Kai uses the "Gurkha Knife" or kukri as his weapon of choice.



* In the [[http://www.wowpedia.org/File:Troll_Shadow_Hunter.jpg official art]] of ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'', trolls shadow hunters use kukris. In the game, they seem to be using a DoubleWeapon version.

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* In the [[http://www.wowpedia.org/File:Troll_Shadow_Hunter.jpg official art]] of ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'', ''VideoGame/WarCraft III'', trolls shadow hunters use kukris. In the game, they seem to be using a DoubleWeapon version.



* This is Ajay's melee weapon in ''VideoGame/FarCry4''.

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* This Owing to the game taking place in a fictional country that borders Nepal, this is Ajay's melee weapon in ''VideoGame/FarCry4''.''VideoGame/FarCry4'', replacing the {{machete|Mayhem}} from the previous games.



* Both Jacob and Evie Frye in ''AssassinsCreedSyndicate'' favor these as a short range weapon.
* This is the melee weapon for the Sharpshooter class in ''VideoGame/KillingFloor2'', possibly as a ShoutOut to ''Team Fortress 2''.

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* Both Jacob and Evie Frye in ''AssassinsCreedSyndicate'' ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate'' favor these as a short range weapon.
* This is the melee weapon for the Sharpshooter class in ''VideoGame/KillingFloor2'', possibly as a ShoutOut to ''Team Fortress 2''.2'' given the Sharpshooter's focus on long-range attacks with scoped weapons.
30th May '17 11:38:57 PM Codefreak5
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* This is the melee weapon for the Sharpshooter class in ''VideoGame/KillingFloor2'', possibly as a ShoutOut to ''Team Fortress 2''.
15th May '17 8:03:14 PM FordPrefect
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* Leva Bates as, Indiana Jones, carries a kukri. Usually as a prop, though she's threatened to use it on some miscreants who have tried to steal it.

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* Leva Bates as, Bates, as Indiana Jones, carries a kukri. Usually as a prop, though she's threatened to use it on some miscreants who have tried to steal it.



* 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,]] and it's big, two handed, its 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.]]
25th Mar '17 9:25:38 PM LastZephyr
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* Nyx Ulric in ''Anime/KingsglaiveFinalFantasyXV'' wields twin kukris. They can be obtained in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' proper for Noctis or Ignis to wield.


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* Both Jacob and Evie Frye in ''AssassinsCreedSyndicate'' favor these as a short range weapon.
24th Mar '17 3:30:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheHero from ''Film/{{Cyborg}}'' was a '''major''' KnifeNut, having at least a dozen hidden on his body. This included several kukris.

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* TheHero from ''Film/{{Cyborg}}'' ''Film/{{Cyborg 1989}}'' was a '''major''' KnifeNut, having at least a dozen hidden on his body. This included several kukris.
7th Jan '17 6:49:55 PM nombretomado
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* Kukris are used by Ellia and Dr. Lindsey from ''EternalDarkness''.

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* Kukris are used by Ellia and Dr. Lindsey from ''EternalDarkness''.''VideoGame/EternalDarkness''.
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.]]
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