Khukuri Knives

Genuine Hand-forged Khukuri Knives
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Genuine Hand-forged Khukuri Knives

Each of these knives are hand-forged by traditional craftsmen in Nepal. The craftsmen still create these knives over charcoal forges high in the world’s highest mountains, using techniques passed down from generation to generation. Each knife is a work of art and no two knives are exactly alike.

Khukuri knives are usually made from spring steel that the local Hindu blacksmiths salvage from old trucks. The steel is tempered and prepared in a traditional process to create a khukuri knife that will last a lifetime.The Hindu craftsmen take great pride in creating their khukuri knives which are in themselves a real work of art.

Whether it’s for a collection, or simply to be used as a good work knife, the khukuri knives of Nepal are an excellent investment.

Small Khukuri Knife

The small khukuri knife is an ideal small knife that displays the pride of workmanship that is found in the high Himalayas. The traditional curved blade measures approximately 6 inches with an overall length of about 9 1/2 inches. The blade is full tang and the handle is made of local wood. The sheath is made of buffalo hide (never cow!) and is decorated with two Nepali coins along with brass fittings. A real work of art.

Traditional Size Khukuri Knives

There is a lot of argument over the size of khukuri knife. The truth is that they come in a variety of sizes, depending upon the craftsman as well as the specific needs of the user. Often the khukuri knives are made with the user’s needs in mind.

The standard of the Himalayas these days is an 8 inch curved blade. Unlike our smaller Khukuri knife, the traditional size khukuri knife’s blade is not decorated. Made of hard spring steel, it is a full tang to assure long life. The handle is made of traditional wood. Each of the traditional size khukuri knives come with two tiny knives. These are intentionally dull as they are used to sharpen the khukuri like a whet stone. Total length of knife is approximately 12 ½ inches. Sheath is made of buffalo (never cow!) hide.

Giant Khukuri Knife

This is the ultimate of heavy-duty knives! The Giant Khukuri measures 27 1/2 inches long and is used by the people of the Himalayas to butcher buffalo and cut heavy brush. Weighing approx. 4 lbs, 10 oz, the forward weight of the curved blade presents a tremendous force that will take the head off a buffalo in one swing. (You better take the head off a buffalo in one swing as these critters can have a bad temper!) The blade is solid spring steel measuring approximately 20 inches. The sheath contains two of the small, sharpening knives and is made of buffalo hide. The handle is made of local wood that’s been polished and decorated with brass. A true masterpiece that is both functional as well as impressive to behold. Any man that can wield this knife is definitely known as “sir” in any culture. The people of the Himalayas may be short people, but a real man of these mountains can easily handle one of these giant khukuri knives.

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