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A little of the ol' 'chop-chop'!
The Sniper

The Kukri is the default melee weapon for the Sniper. It is a large, curved knife based on and named after the actual Kukri, the famous Nepalese knife.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Damage type Melee
Ranged or Melee damage? Melee
Base damage 100% 65
Point blank 55-75
Critical 195
Mini-crit 75-101
Function times
Attack interval 0.8 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.


Learn more about the Weapon Demonstration project.

Strange variant

Related achievements

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

Be Polite
Be Polite
Provide an enemy with a freezecam shot of you doffing your hat.

Jarate Chop
Jarate Chop
Use your Kukri to kill 3 enemies doused in your Jarate.
Kook the Spook
Kook the Spook
Kill 10 Spies with your Kukri.

Update history

April 29, 2008 Patch (Gold Rush Update)

  • New swing animations were added to this weapon.

May 20, 2010 Patch (Second Community Contribution Update)

  • Updated the Kukri's model to use c_models.

January 19, 2011 Patch

  • Updated the Kukri's model with optimizations and new LOD.

February 14, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed melee attacks not destroying remote detonation pipes (Stickybombs).

June 19, 2013 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.


  • The kukri is a knife made famous by the Indian and Nepalese Gurkha warriors. It originated in Nepal and was used as a weapon, a general tool, and for religious purposes.
  • Multiple kukris can be seen hanging as ornaments from the Christmas tree behind the Engineer in the Australian Christmas 2011 comic "True Meaning".


See also