Among all khukuris, Service no.1 is the most famous because of its close association with the Gurkha soldiers. It is issued to all British Gurkha soldiers on enlistment and they retain it throughout their army career. This knife is used during regular parade and also worn on duty. The blade is inscribed with recruitment date of each soldier. Senior officers regularly inspect it. This is the simplest of all khukuris. The scabbard has a twin stripes and brass bottoms at the back part for the belt to go through, unlike other khukuris.
Materials: water buffalo leather scabbard, water buffalo horn handle, 2 x small knives
Origin: Dharan (Eastern Nepal)