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* In ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', Edgar wields two kukri blades.



* In ''Series/KindredTheEmbraced'' Julian Luna, the Venture Prince of UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, uses a kukri in battle.



* In ''Series/ForgedInFire'', several contestants make kukris for the first two challenges, and one episode's final challenge is to make a kukri.



* In ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', Edgar wields two kukri blades.
* In ''Series/KindredTheEmbraced'' Julian Luna, the Venture Prince of UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, uses a kukri in battle.



* In ''Series/ForgedInFire'', several contestants make kukris for the first two challenges, and one episode's final challenge is to make a kukri.

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* In ''Series/ForgedInFire'', several contestants make kukris for ''Franchise/StarTrek'', we have the first two challenges, and one episode's final challenge is [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Klingon]] [[https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Mek%27leth Mek'leth]], a short sword with a large recurve that allows it to make be used somewhat similarly to a kukri.
kukri with an integrated knuckle-bow.


* 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 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.]]

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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 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.]]kukri]] [[MacheteMayhem and are closer in size and appearance to machetes]].
** Modern Kukris are made rather shorter than older ones because folk in TheGovernment are less enthusiastic about the idea of [[OffWithHisHead decapitation and limb-lopping]] than their predecessors. Longer kukri are sometimes marketed as [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot "kukri machetes"]].



* Modern Kukris are made rather shorter than older ones because folk in TheGovernment are less enthusiastic about the idea of [[OffWithHisHead decapitation and limb-lopping]] than their predecessors. Longer kukri are sometimes marketed as [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot "kukri machetes"]].


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 side note, 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.

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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 side note, 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. \n A similar phenomenon possibly happened with the popular ancient Iberian saber called falcata.


As with katana, there is a persistent myth that the blade must 'taste blood' before it is sheathed. This is untrue, as a Kukri is [[SwissArmyWeapon useful for far more than just violence]]. However there have been instances of Gurkhas slicing their fingers with it as a practical joke to [[ShroudedInMyth impress]] outsiders with their [[ProudWarriorRace ferocity]]. It's also been theorized that the "must taste blood" was something that annoyed Gurkhas started telling tourists, to make them stop asking to see the kukris.

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As with katana, there is a persistent myth that the blade must 'taste blood' '[[DrawSwordDrawBlood taste blood]]' before it is sheathed. This is untrue, as a Kukri is [[SwissArmyWeapon useful for far more than just violence]]. However there have been instances of Gurkhas slicing their fingers with it as a practical joke to [[ShroudedInMyth impress]] outsiders with their [[ProudWarriorRace ferocity]]. It's also been theorized that the "must taste blood" was something that annoyed Gurkhas started telling tourists, to make them stop asking to see the kukris.


* Genma General Gargant from ''VideoGame/Onimusha3DemonSiege'' summons a blue, [[FlamingSword flaming kukri]] with a nasty backward-facing hook on the tip to duel with Samanosuke in the intro, and manages to kick his ass with ease. In ''VideoGame/ShinOnimusha'', Gargant is actually invulnerable as long as his sword is intact. In order to actually wound him, you have to [[WreckedWeapon smash his kukri first]] before being able to land some damage.

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* Genma General Gargant from ''VideoGame/Onimusha3DemonSiege'' summons a blue, [[FlamingSword flaming kukri]] with a nasty backward-facing hook guthook on the tip to duel with Samanosuke in the intro, and manages to kick his ass with ease. In ''VideoGame/ShinOnimusha'', Gargant is actually invulnerable as long as his sword is intact. In order to actually wound him, you have to [[WreckedWeapon smash his kukri first]] before being able to land some damage.

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* In ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon'', [[AmazonianBeauty Tione]] wields a pair of kukri as her usual weapon.


* In ''VideoGame/FreedomWars'', the PlayerCharacter starts off with a technologically-advaned kukri called the Murasame Mk. 9, along with a sub-machine gun called the EZ-Katze.

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* In ''VideoGame/FreedomWars'', the PlayerCharacter starts off with a technologically-advaned technologically-advanced kukri called the Murasame Mk. 9, along with a sub-machine gun called the EZ-Katze.EZ-Katze, and a [[WhipItGood Binding Thorn.]]

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* Genma General Gargant from ''VideoGame/Onimusha3DemonSiege'' summons a blue, [[FlamingSword flaming kukri]] with a nasty backward-facing hook on the tip to duel with Samanosuke in the intro, and manages to kick his ass with ease. In ''VideoGame/ShinOnimusha'', Gargant is actually invulnerable as long as his sword is intact. In order to actually wound him, you have to [[WreckedWeapon smash his kukri first]] before being able to land some damage.

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* ''VideoGame/ArmoryAndMachine'' has a Hunter class skill called Kukri. It has a relatively short cooldown and deals regular damage along with a good amount of [[ArmorPiercingAttack penetrating damage]] which bypasses enemy shielding. However, it also costs 2 Steel Blades as "ammo" to use.

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* Sunset's apprentice in Fanfic/FreeportVenture is actually named Kukri. It's a subversion, since Kukri is a mage's apprentice, and prefers magic above knives.

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* In ''VideoGame/FreedomWars'', the PlayerCharacter starts off with a technologically-advaned kukri called the Murasame Mk. 9, along with a sub-machine gun called the EZ-Katze.

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* The killer in ''Film/NightSchool1981'' wields a kukri; using to decapitate their victims with a single stroke.


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.

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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 side note, 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.

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* In ''Literature/{{Monster Hunter International}}'', The main character Owen Pitt carries a kukri as his primary melee weapon.

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