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What one motivated Gurkha and his Kukri knife can do.

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posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 06:01 PM
im in the British army and work along side Gurkhas on a daily basis.

my fondest memory was on an exercise on a night navigation exercise we got given a map and compass and told to get from point A to point B on the map without been caught by the Gurkhas!!!!! anyway me and the lads set off, 3 quarters of the way to point B we hit a big open field with crops up to our necks, the choices were stick to the wood line and go round or go through the crops, we found ourselves going through the crops (being lazy lol) and eventually getting to point B without been caught!!! HOWEVER not long after we had reached point B the Gurkhas strolled over LAUGHING! we asked why you laughing you never caught us? one of the Gurkhas stepped forward and said look at your boots, so we did and sure enough all of us had blue paint stripes across our boots because they new we would go through the crops were they was sat waiting for us to walk by. what a possessional bunch of lads they are brilliant.

just for peoples general knowledge the Kukri isnt a weapon it is actually used for cooking or at least that is its main purpose.

posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 06:05 PM
That's awesome. He kicked some tail. I would get out of the way of anyone with a Kukri knife anyways. I have one and they are suppose to be weighted to where you can cut of a limb with one swing and I believe it. Way better than a machete.

posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 06:12 PM
reply to post by TheLieWeLive

Utility A well-used Kukri While most famed from use in the military, the Kukri is most commonly used as a woodcutting and general purpose tool, and is a very common agricultural and household implement in Nepal. Its use has varied from building, clearing, chopping firewood, and digging to cutting meat and vegetables, skinning animals, and opening tins.

The Kukri isnt actually a weapon.

posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 06:19 PM
this is awesome. that's some kind of courage

posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 07:01 PM
reply to post by simples

Not a weapon? Let's see you get on an airplane with one. A butter knife isn't normally considered a weapon but you can kill someone with it.

posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 07:19 PM
dude just bumped chuck norris down a notch on my "bad mo' fo' " list

posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 08:34 PM

Someone please mail this guy a "Bad Muthaf*cka" wallet.

priceless. This guy rocks.

true hero. Just wow. And a great article.

posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 08:38 PM
Wow. Just wow, stories like this make me want to train myself as well just in case a need arises where I myself may be put on the spot for something. A big thumbs up for this guy

posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 09:11 PM
Please do not believe all the hype over those 'Mountain Men from Nepal'. Having worked alongside them on on numerous occasions, I found them to be dedicated, but vastly over-rated and living off their past exploits in WWII. They are unable to operate to any great standard in the cold/wet climates such as those used by the MoD in Sennybridge and Otterburn. They have a label by some as being 'jungle warfare specialist' but this is purely down to the familiarisation of the training areas used by the Jungle School (TTB) during their two-year rotational tours that each of the the Gurkha battalions would spend in Brunei. Despite this, I found them wanting once they were actually in the trees.

posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 10:41 PM
awesome story. S+F

posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 11:02 PM

Originally posted by projectvxn
There are a few forces I would hate to face even with all of my skill.

Gurkha's, Philippine Marines, Russian Spetsnaz and US Green Beret's. Stories like this prove why.
edit on 2-2-2011 by projectvxn because: (no reason given)

Agree, but would replace Green Berets with Delta Force. I think they are more in line with the list of scary, bada**muthaph*ck*rz you dont want to meet under bad terms.

Regardless of the embellishment of this story, the fact that this soldier took his oath and duty to heart in its basic form, being protect the innocent, is all it takes to earn the mantle of Hero.


posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 11:14 PM
God have mercy on you if you should ever face the Gurkhas.

In the sixties there was revolution in the Congo. The rebels were ruthless and bloodthirsty. There was nothing the UN could do against them. So they called in the Gurkhas. The Gurkhas infiltrated the rebel camp under cover of darkness. The next morning the rebels woke up to find every other man in camp had been decapitated during the night. They promptly got the heck out of dodge.

posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 11:29 PM
Ah, this is a timely thread. I was just reading through this site: Badass of the Week: and guess who's at the top of the list?

*No, I didn't randomly find that site, it was posted much earlier today on a different thread. Lol.

edit on 3-2-2011 by LadySkadi because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 11:48 PM

posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 11:56 PM
This just goes to prove once again the 21foot rule,
in close-quarters, such as a train or most indoor environments,
a knife is much more effective than a gun or even a sword.

Silent, unlimited ammo, and can be very bloody, inducing fear into opponent,
often when used properly can bypass armour,
or even shear through certain varieties.

Vietnam vet told me the quickest kill,
is to go for the cerebellum or brain-stem,
the bodily-function motor-center of the brain,
easily accessed through the soft part of the jaw.

In large group environments,
where blood-induced fear is beneficial,
a few sliced neck arteries can really help,
though make sure it's a weak target,
as someone who's arteries are open,
is still capable of being a threat.

To retrieve a knife from flesh,
twist for the flesh to release,
and pull at the same time.

Always be aware of your next move.

The handgun is largely a fear-tactic,
and is idealized in american movies.
When it's largely a niche weapon.

Rifles are useful in long-range,
and automatic weapons for massacres,
though even they need to reload.

I'm most reminded of zombie-movies,
where people run out of ammo,
and promptly get eaten.
A sword would be,
more effective.

Knives can be used for many things,
including food preparation and gardening.

edit on 3/2/11 by lowki because: brain-stem

edit on 3/2/11 by lowki because: large-groups fear

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 01:00 AM

Originally posted by glome

Originally posted by Rock Ape
I love good ole' Johnny Gurkha, best infantry in the world and they make a bloody good curry too.

Whoa...holy cow! Every once in a while someone in the world comes along and reminds us what a true hero really looks like. A 35 year-old Gurkha soldier named Bishnu Shrestha was riding a train when he suddenly found himself in the middle of a massive robbery. 40 men armed with knives, swords and guns stormed the train and began robbing the passengers.

Full Story here


I don't want to rain on everybody's parade, but that news story is factually false, from what I can gather. Gurka soldiers are badass- but it seems that your version of the story is fantasy.

Telegraph India Story

/Commend for the awesome research. The story seemed a little crazy, but hey it could have happened. You're the type of member that makes ATS the place it is, as for the OP, not your fault but try researching a bit before posting
. Still crazy though

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 01:08 AM

Gurkhas are some of the toughest fighters on the planet.The Kukri knife and what happened to the victims scared the hell out of the Imperial Japanese. Now that was something!

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 01:10 AM
reply to post by ignorant_ape

I'd be all for it. It'd be nice to have men and women with a sense of honor and community watching out for us on the streets, yeah? Instead of the Blue Mafia.

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 01:11 AM
reply to post by lowki

I fenced in college. I shoot competitively. You have no idea what you are talking about.

posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 01:24 AM
Actualy bringing a knlfe to a gun fight IS a good idea. I would trust aknife over a gun any day. Awesome!! Hat's off to you buddy. The world doesn't have enough people like him.

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