It has a finger or hand guard which makes it safer to use and is the only thing that lacks on a traditional kukri. I think adding a cross guard to the kukri perfects the weapon. I know that the Finnish say that a real man doesn’t need a finger guard, but I like my fingers too much.

Awesome review and great tests! This really sold me on the Cold Steel Kukri. Thanks for mentioning the problems with the handle when using it for longer periods of time. This would have been my question to ask. I will definitely sand it down.

Your whole setup rocks. I do not like wearing neck knives but adding a smaller one to the big chopper makes sense.

Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")