Traditional Khukuri

Traditional Khukuri

The Khukuri is a curved Nepalese blade, similar to the machete, used as both a tool and as a knife. It is a traditional knife for Nepalese people and also a the choice of side arm for all Nepalese including those serving in different armies around the world.

The cutting edge is inwardly curved in shape and is the icon of Nepal. It is very effective and is the symbolic weapon of the Nepalese Army and of all Ghurkha regiments throughout the world.

Popular legend states that a Ghurkha "never sheaths his blade without first drawing blood". This is said to be what the notch on the blade near the grip is for: in case you wanted to draw your Khukuri for a non-militant purpose, and needed to draw blood before sheathing your knife. You could scrape your thumb on the notch, draw blood, and sheath your knife without breaking tradition.

Traditional Khukuri

The blade's distinctive forward drop is intended to act as a weight on the end of the blade and make the Khukuri fall on the target faster and with more power. The Khukuri is effective for both a chopping and a slashing. Because the blade bends, the user need not angle the wrist, which makes the Khukuri more comfortable than other straight-bladed knives.

The Scorpion Knives Traditional Khukuri is 12” (30cm) in length and comes in two versions. The Standard Khukuri has a rosewood grip whereas the Officer Khukuri has a blackwood grip and brass fittings. Both Khukuri come with two smaller blades, which are used for sharpening and maintaining the knife, and a high quality leather sheath.

Specifications

Blade length: 12" (30cm)

Blade thickness: 14" (6mm)

Blade material: 1075 Carbon Steel (CS80)

Blade hardness: HRC 52-54

Blade finish: Polished

Grip: Rosewood or Blackwood

Sheath: Leather

Lanyard: No

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Standard Khukuri with two smaller blades and high quality leather sheath

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Officer Khukuri with two smaller blades and high quality leather sheath

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