Kumari Rugs "Khukuri"
Price: $80/ per knife (includes shipping and handling within the U.S.)
Kumari Rugs is introducing a new line of Bhojpure Khukuris (also called "Kukri") from Nepal. These exquisite knives are handmade in Bhojpur, Nepal. The Khukuri is a Nepalese knife with an inwardly curved blade. These knives are widely used in Nepal and South Asia both as a tool and weapon. For Nepalese the Khukuri holds a symbolic value with deep tradition that goes back centuries. It is a characteristic weapon of the Nepalese Army, the Royal Gurkha Rifles of the British Army, and of all Gurkha regiments throughout the world.
The artisans that make our Khukuries come from the Kami community in Nepal. Kamis are blacksmiths and are primarily located in the hilly districts of Nepal and India as well. They are also known as 'Bishwakarma' and according to the Hindu religion are believed to be the descendant of god 'Lord Bishwakarma'.
Bhojpure Khukuri Characteristics
Bhojpure Khukuries is heavier and bigger than most traditional Nepali Khukuri. We have further customized these Khukuries for better handling. Instead of a 9.5" inch blade we are using 10.5" blade for better balance. Also the handle is made of pure wood and has a holding length of 5.5" instead of 5". This further makes it more comfortable to hold the knife while using it. We have also used some hand carved features in the blood groove of the knife. The blade is 100% recycled steel. The scabbard is made of 100% water buffalo hide. The average weight of our Khukuri is around 2 lbs.
Taking Care of Your Khukuri
Taking good care of your Khukuri is important as well as easy. Machine or other utility oil should be applied on the blade on a regular basis to prevent rust. It is recommended not to leave any fingerprints on the blade. In case you do, clean it off with a little oil. You can keep the scabbard clean by applying regular shoe polish to it.