used during war for hand to hand combat, along with the feared Gorkha war cry
"Ayo Gorkhali" ( the Gorkhas are here)
of Gorkha warrior examining his khukri before waging war.
An illustration by Douglas Anderson of a 3rd Gorkha Rifles
as they were dressed for the action on the heights of Dargai, 1897.
(Note the Khukri carried by the Sepoy as part of
the battle uniforms)