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Gurkhas Kick Arse!


#1

http://floppingaces.net/2011/01/27/never-bring-a-kukri-to-a-gunfight/


#2

Badass. These guys are badasses.

There was quite a lot of media attention here in england about gurkhas' right to live in britain as citizens. Some were rejected, even though they were basically british military.

^^^Pretty sure I fucked the specifics of that story up, but the takeaway lesson is, these guys are cool mofos.

EDIT: He was an indian gurkha, not a british army gurkha. ignore above.


#3

I've read the Japanese were scared to face the Gurkhas in WWII, thats really saying something.


#4

My father served wtih them inthe Belgian Congo when he was a UN peacekeeper. He said they were very friendly, and insane.


#5

My Uncle was a sergeant in the Black Watch and spoke very highly of a Ghurka whom he spent some time training with back in the 80's. He was the only man I can recall my uncle ever referring to as "hard as nails and frightening".

Wish I had asked more about his time with him before he passed on, would've been nice to embellish a little here and share some of that history.


#6

When I was in the army there were Gurkhas on the base (Wainwright) and we were told to stay away from them.

That's a compliment I'd say, not a condemnation.


#7

They are no joke. I have had a couple of their Khukari blades for a while now. And the idea that they roll with these into battle is insane if not somewhat comical and Kick azz all in the same breath I would want something a bit lighter and easier to pack.

If anyone is into blades check out some of the blades there military and police carry, I have picked up some from there sight but it took about a month to get here and my plan was to just have it for my collection but a storm hit and I put that sucka to the test on some dead fallen tree limbs Like butta baby:

http://www.thekhukurihouse.com/catalog/product.php?id=323435fc98