14″ Malla Khukuri

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$ 119.00

Khukuri weight: 560gm
Total weight: 845gm
Blade size: 14″
Upper spine: 7mm
Blade material: High carbon steel
Handle material: Rose Wood with stick Tang
Sheath material: Pipal (a type of fig tree) wood and unique goat leather

This is a 14 inch Malla Khukuri. Historically these kukri knives were used by the Malla kings during the "Malla" reign.

The Malla dynasty had ruled from early 12th century to 18th century in "Nepa", the Kathmandu valley at the time. The Malla period was considered as the golden period in the history of Nepal. The legacy of making this khukuri continued onward from the Malla period.

Later a rural village named "Salyan" which lies the west of Kathmandu started making this khukuri in longer blade form, making it ferocious for wild use. Many British Gurkha recruits from Salyan carried this khukuri as their safety weapon which impressed then British officers. So in the modified form of khukuri they made the handle actually fitting for the western palms. This khukuri then started being produced en-masses.

Locally eastern people call it Salyani khukuri but with the gaining popularity by westerners its name was transformed to "Hancy Khukuri". This khukuri was presented as gifts to the brave army officers who fought the two great wars recognizing their efforts and valor.

Keeping the legacy of this Khukuri alive GGK has reproduced this blade in the modern form with all the old details and design available from "Hancy" intact. The long slender blade with v shaped edge is made for greater durability and powerful cuts. Also the V shaped edge (wedge) helps to retain the sharpness edge for the longer period of time.

The handle is quite longer than traditional ones, designed with rings to keep holding of the palm secure from sweat and moist until the completion of task giving less stress on the hands. The iron bolster and knot bolt joint gives the handle more secure grip for easy handling and more flexibility. Available in traditional design scabbard with army frog having loops the khukuri is accompanied by two small knives namely Karda & Chakmak. Karda is the small sharp knife which can be used to cut small woods, dig holes, skinning out animals. Similarly, we have Chakmak that can be used for honing the blade and producing flints for fire.

This khukuri is a old legacy maintained by GGK in the modern aesthetics for the real khukuri lovers.