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At Gurkha Khukuri and Knives, we produce exceptionally high quality khukuri using centuries old traditional metal forging techniques. All of our Kukris are hand forged from truck spring steel or recycled railway tracks with great care and pride. We give attention to every detail during forging process in order to make sure that the final product is genuiene and flawless. I forge all the blades myself using highest quality used 5160 truck spring steel. If you want to buy any of our Handmade Khukuries, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with blade choice you are interested in. You can also check my ONLINE SHOP for availability.
More about Legendery Khukuri knives.
Khukuri is a Nepali knife with the size ranging from penknife to sword length. The design is similar to machete but unlike straight blades of machete khukuri is slightly curved inside from the middle. You can find different spelling variations for khukuri. While Khukuri is the spelling used by the Nepalese, Westerners prefer to spell kukri, khukri or kukkri. The normal size of khukuri is around 16 inches long from tip to buttcap. Khukuri is used in many ways from cutting paper, chopping woods to slaughtering animals and as a war weapon. Throughout the history of Nepal, khukuri has been very important war weapon. In the ancient paintings, khukuri can be spotted on the Kings and the Generals tugged inside cloth or leather belt. Khukuri also has cultural and religious importance in Nepal. It is very important tool in Nepalese society. It is worshipped as religious iconography during the Hindu Festival of Dushera (called Dashain in Nepal) and used during the rites and rituals. It is very common in Nepal to see grooms carrying khukuri during the wedding ceremonies, or men walking with khukuri hanging on their waist.
The Western historians and anthropologists trace the origin of khukuri to the kopis, a weapon used by the soldiers of Alexander introduced in the Indian sub-continent when Alexander invaded India. Others suggest that Kopis was inspired by Egyptians Khopesh and prior to Greeks knew kopis, Egyptians traded the weapon with Indus valley civilizations. Nevertheless, Indian historians and scholar contradict this viewpoint on khukuri. They claim that khukuri actually was the original design which inspired kopis. They also suggest that it was traded to other parts of the world during Indus valley civilization.Some historians even suggest the origin of khukuri to the prehistoric times. The bent sickle, which was used to hunt and hand-to-hand combat could actually be the origin of khukuri. Whatever is suggested about the origin of khukuri, the oldest khukuri found dates to 1559 c. This khukuri belonging to Drabya Shah, the progenitor of the Shah dynasty, the house of Gurkha King, is housed in National Museum in Nepal. Having said that the world was introduced to the Nepali khukuri only when The East India Company fought with the Kingdom of Nepal (1814-1816). The historical refrences suggest that the Nepali Generals fought hand-to-hand with the British soldiers with khukuri. In the historical paintings, Nepali soldiers lead by Balabhadra Kunwar or Bhakti Thapa can be seen fighting with khukuri. Interestingly, in western literature, khukuri has been used as a weapon to kill Dracula in the novel of the same name by Bram Stoker which was published in 1897.