Thursday, June 30, 2011

Now Posting on - The Kukri Knife of Nepal

The Kukri Knife of Nepal

I’m a sucker for things on the Interwebs that are either interestingly made or good for making other things. I’m really jazzed about my new Nepalese kukri which qualifies mighty well on both counts.
A kukri is the incredibly large and heavy knife carried by Gurkha soldiers. Real kukri knives are handmade by knife smiths in primitive village forges in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal. I ordered mine from a knife maker in Kathmandu. Even with shipping, for a handmade item such as this, the cost was surprisingly reasonable (well under $100). It’s made from recycled materials as well.. . . . .
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Old topic, but can you comment on where you got your khukuri and how you chose it? I was going through and am pretty overwhelmed by the options. What features did you look for?