November 14, 2009

Swords & Knifes IV - Kukri

The Kukri or Khukuri is a Nepalese and Indian knife. This one is a mini jungle Kukri from Nepal.
Blade lenght: 16.5 cm (6.5")
Overall lenght: 23.5 cm (9.25")
The design is centuries old and the blade lenght is actually 12"/15". The Kukri traditionally hold two small knifes called karda and chakmak.

The karda is for skinning and the chakmak for sharpening the blade and starting fires.
The notch at the base's called cho or kaudi.
The scabbard is of wood and a leather covering, and a chape at the end.
The grip is also of wood with a pommel cap at the end.

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