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Gurkha Khukuri

Kukri (Khukuri)

There are a lot of famous knives around the world they are - Bowie Knife, Scimitar, Stiletto, Sword, Samurai and so on. These all have great historical and existing mythical importance. Kukri (Khukuri) is the one of the famous among them. Kukri\'s legend is very old as Gurkhas History in the world.
It is more popular and loved by Nepalese, because It is the National Knife of the Nepal. Magars and Gurungs in the west and Rais and Limbus in the eastern part of the Nepal are known as Gurkhas, these tribes are still working with British and Indian Armies, they always carry a kukri during security related jobs and their Traditional & auspicious occasions. Therefore kukri also known as Gurkha\'s Blade.

       If we see the history of Khukuri to been so popular in the world, there are some example which we can mention in this connection.  When British had captured India and were looking to capture Nepal to make to make easy trade with Tibet, Nepalese People fight with armful British Soldiers with Khukuries (Kukries) and save Nepal from being slave. So, from that time, Brave Nepalese People got Name of ‘Gurkhas’. Similarly there are many other examples of Warfield where Gurkhas has fight with Khukuri (kukri) and got victory defeating their enemy who were full of modern arms. The First World War and Second world were the burning example of it.

Kukri is carried in a wooden and leather stealth. There are also two tiny knives inserted behind the main khukuri they called Karda and Chakmak.

Karda: The small knife inserted behind the stealth, it is used to cut small stuffs.
Chakmak: It is the sharpener tucked behind the stealthy. It is used as a flint maker.

Kukri is a part of many traditional rituals among not only Gurkhas but also various ethnic groups of Nepal. Nepalese national dress is \"Daura Surwal\", kukri must hold in Daura Surwal for complete wardrobe. During Traditional Wedding Ceremony the Groom also has to wear kukri.

Kukri is designed primarily for chopping but it can also used to stab. The size and shape differs a great deal. Some kukri is quite straight and some are highly curved with smooth spines. Its designs are huge differences in terms of sizes, length and blade thickness, depending upon ethnic group and manufacturer. Kukri usually have hard wood handle made by special wood or buffalo horn. The Handle is fastened with tree sap known as \'Laha\'. Size of spine is 5 mm to 10 mm by the handle. Length of blade is 4 inch to 36 inch. These huge kukris are used as gift item and home decorative.

Products in our store are 100% handmade in Nepal, manufactured by artisan who is specialize in kukri manufacturing for several years.


we deal 1 catagory of Gurkha Khukuri they are as follows:

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