Nepal ‘The Land Of The Gurkha‘, Gurkha king of the kukri. Whenever the word Gurkha is taken the word kukri comes itself to prove their bravery. Gurkha has proved the world about its power with the small curved blade which is called kukri. The kukri has been taken powerful than the bullet. Peoples feel safe when they have kukri rather than the bullet in their home. Nobody exactly knows how and where the use of the khukuri established. Maybe in the human evolution process in the hunting process, the use of the small cutting tool was used and as the human started its civilization then the use and practice of the kukri were more common. As the developed started human started as a weapon. They give the name kukri for the small curved blade the kukri and the Gurkha has given its blood to prove kukri power. The Gurkha was the one to prove that the kukri has the power to rule over the world. The kukri has been loved by all the people from around the world. The English speaker refers to the kukri as a ‘Gurkha Blade’ or ‘Gurkha Knife’.
The kukri was established in the western world when the East Indian company came into the conflict with the growing Gurkha Kingdom. The kukri was then introduced as a part of the uniform. The two kukris “Service No..1” as Ceremonial and “Service No.2” as Exercise. In the current days, all the officers received training to use it as a part of the training.
At first, as I mentioned above the kukri was just in practice to chop the fruits. The shape of the kukri is made straight or curved as per the work. For doing the different tasks the shape of the cure are different and you need to choose the khukuri as per your work for your easiness. For general use, the kukri is made around 40 to 45 cm which approximately weighs around 450 to 900 gm. The small size of the kukri is generally used while the bigger one is used and made for the special process. The larger kukri is made to display in the collection. The overall weight of kukri is determined by the blade. The blade plays a vital role in keeping the weight of the kukri. So, even the same size as the kukri can have a different weight. The kukri is made fuller or a hollow forged style.
The Kukri Nepal has a notch (Karda and kauda) at the base of the scabbard. The different reasons are given behind this. Some say they are for sharping and cutting the small fruits but some say it is for keeping the scabbard tight so, that the kukri doesn’t fall. The handle of the kukri Nepal is made up of either with the water buffalo bone, water buffalo horn or with the Indian rosewood. We had been making a customized kukri so, we recently tried to make the handle with all these three materials and it looks so good.
The traditional handle of the kukri is the partial tang which generally means the blade has been gone up-to-the middle of the handle. But nowadays, every kukri is made full tang in which the blade is until the end of the handle. It is easy and safe to use. The full tang kukri has fewer chances of breaking the blade. Telling you about the scabbard of the kukri it comes with the decorated wooden scabbard or fully covered with the leather.
The making of the kukri was started by the Biswakarma kami (caste). Modern kukri is made with the spring steel or with the truck suspension. The handle is made with the grip so, that the user can easily use it. Once you use it you want it to share with your friends and family.