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Khukuri is the national knife of Nepal and also symbolic of the Gurkha soldier, a prized possession with which he has indelibly carved an identity for himself. The awesome cutting edge of the Khukuris was first experienced by the British in India who had to face it in the well-documented battles since 1814 while combating the Gorkha army in western Nepal. Thus was born the legend and the romance. In the Gurkha soldier's grip, this seemingly small piece of curved steel becomes an incredibly menacing weapon with which he has demonstrated rare feats of bravery while facing the enemy in many a battlefield.
Khukuri is a medium-length curved knife each Gurkha soldier carries with him in uniform and in battle. In his grip, it is a formidable razor-sharp weapon and a cutting tool. In fact, it is an extension of his arm. When his rifle misfires, or when his bullets have run out, a Gurkha unsheathes his Khukuri and makes his final "do-or-die" run on the enemy in a fury to finish the business. This scene created the romance and the legends. What it really did, and still does, is a super-clean slaughter: The enemy tumbles down in two clean pieces- and in surprise!-because his is the kindest, quietest death because it is the quickest.
Making Process:
The raw materials -steel, brass,  rosewood, buffalo hide and horn - are first carefully selected.Cutting the steel from truck springs, forging the steel to  exact specifications.


Notice that the Kami is pouring cold water only on the blade edge - the backbone of the blade is still red hot.  When finished, the cutting edge will be harder than the backbone, which will remain softer.  This technique, called zone-hardening, will keep the khukuri flexible so that the blade can absorb the shock of impact and not break, while the cutting edge will remain hard and hold its edge.


Reliable knives should have a full tang (a tang that goes all the way through the handle).  This photo shows a kami forging the full spike tang that most of our khukuris are made with (except the Panawal, which has a full exposed tang with scale handles fastened to it.

Some of our models come with brass inlay work on the and engraving pattern along the backbone of the blade.  Here, a Kami is performing the inlay work with his hands and feet!


Here they are sharpening the blade.
Many of our Khukuris are crafted with waterbuffalo horn.   Here is a bag of raw pieces of horn that will eventually become handles.  Note that the size of the horns limits the handle size - so models like the Dragon can't be made with waterbuffalo horn.


A final preparation.

A Khukuri is ready to use.

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