Nepal 'The Land Of The Gurkha', Gurkha king of the kukri. Whenever the word Gurkha is mentioned, the word kukri comes to mind, proving their bravery. Gurkhas have shown the world the power of the small curved blade called kukri. The kukri has been considered more powerful than a bullet. People feel safe when they have a kukri at home rather than a bullet. The exact origins of the khukuri are not known, but it might have been used in the early stages of human evolution for hunting, and as human civilization developed, the use and practice of the kukri became more common. As humanity progressed, the kukri became a weapon, and the Gurkhas shed their blood to prove its power. The Gurkhas demonstrated that the kukri has the power to rule the world. The kukri is loved by people all around the world. English speakers refer to the kukri as a 'Gurkha Blade' or 'Gurkha Knife'.

Initially, as mentioned above, the kukri was used for chopping fruits. The shape of the kukri is made straight or curved depending on the task at hand. For different tasks, the shape of the kukri varies, and you need to choose the khukuri that suits your work for ease. For general use, the kukri is typically around 40 to 45 cm in length and weighs approximately 450 to 900 grams. Smaller kukris are generally used, while the larger ones are made for special purposes and are often displayed in collections. The overall weight of a kukri is determined by its blade. So, even kukris of the same size can have different weights. Kukris are made with a fuller or a hollow forged style.

The Kukri Nepal has a notch (Karda and Kauda) at the base of the scabbard. Different reasons are given for this feature. Some say it is for sharpening and cutting small fruits, while others believe it is to keep the scabbard tight so that the kukri doesn't fall. The handle of the kukri Nepal is made from either water buffalo bone, water buffalo horn, or Indian rosewood. Customized kukris are made with all three materials and they look fantastic.

The traditional handle of the kukri is the partial tang, which means the blade extends up to the middle of the handle. However, nowadays, every kukri is made with full tang, where the blade extends to the end of the handle. This design makes it easy and safe to use, and full tang kukris have fewer chances of breaking the blade. As for the scabbard, the kukri comes with a decorated wooden scabbard or one fully covered with leather.

The making of the kukri was started by the Biswakarma kami (caste). Modern kukris are made with spring steel or with truck suspension. The handle is designed with a grip so that the user can easily use it. Once you use it, you'll want to share it with your friends and family.

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