The Gurkha's in World War II were British special forces enlisted from Nepal. Their favorite close quarters combat weapon was the Kukri. The Kukri was traditionally used to sacrifice cattle in Nepal and ranges in size from large (the blade measuring 4ft) to small (blade measuring 8 inches). Since those times the Kukri has been redesigned, but the basic shape stays the same, with the cutting edge being on the inside curve. This style of blade gives it tremendous "chopping" power due to the weight being mainly on the front of the blade. The two smaller knives that are generally found with the Kukri are used for general purpose and to skin animals.