Hello all, this is Pradip from GK Khukuri and Knives. Thanks for visiting our website. If you are looking for a genuine khukuries made by real kamis you are at the right place. We make various traditional Nepalese Kukris in our home shop in Nepal.
This is a two person operation with some outside help on making Sheaths and Scabbards. We only make high quality khukuries using traditional tools in a old fashioned way. All our khukuri blades are hand forged, they are never shaped on a grinder. This is our family business. We have been making khukuries for generations. Although our khukuries look pretty and beautiful, they are made to be used. I myself make most of the blades we produce. Handles are done by master woodworker Mamre who has been with us for more than 30 years.
We have been selling Khukuries worldwide since 2001. At one point we had to stop making and selling Kukris. This was around 2005 when we got unwanted attention from Maoist rebels. They found out I was selling khukuries in the US market. They began demanding unreasonable donations from me. Now all this have setteled down, we are back in making khukuries again. We only make real traditional handmade khukuri one at a time. All our khukuries are guaranteed for life. You can buy our khukuries with 100% confidence, as I personally stand behind every khukuries I make and sell. Most of the blades we sell are personally forged by me with the help of my hammering helper Tulsi. Tempering is done by our Master Blacksmith Thuba. He has been making khukuries and metal tools for over 45 years. We used to make Scabbards and Sheaths ourselves, but our knives are getting popular among folks who want village made real working khukuries. We cannot make enough as the demand has increased. As a result we have teamed up with Golte Sarki from local sarki shop in town to make our Scabbards and Sheaths.
Our Forging Process.
At GK all the knives and Khuks are made from used leaf springs. Leaf springs are collected from various sources. They are tested for any cracks or weakness and best quality springs are selected to make the khukuries. Springs that do not meet the quality testing are used to make Kuto, Kodalo (These are used for farming) and other agriculture equipment. Leafs are then cut to desired length, heated on the charcoal forge and the blade is shaped by pounding the steel with various size hammers. The whole blade from tip to tang is formed using traditional tools. No grinders are used.
Sheath and Scabbards making.
Sheaths and scabbards are made using wood and leather. We also make Pure wooden scabbards with brass inlays and fittings. Leather work is done at our local sarki shop. Buffalo hide is used to cover a wooden scabbard.
In the recent times, khukuri business has become more lucrative, thus enabling people from other communities and caste get involved in khukuri making; however, traditionally, the art of khukuri making is endowed to the men of Kami caste. Even though, khukuri making is taking industrial form by producing khukuri in the factories with modern machines, custom made khukuri that is handcrafted in a workshop of a Kami caste is still the widely practiced art of khukuri making. Each khukuri could look similar to another khukuri, however, each khukuri is distinct because each khukuri is hand-made.