Kukri is simply a knife which is also called Khukuri. kukri is the symbol of the brave Gurkha who fought in Wars having Kukri is hand. They believed that having a khukuri is much safer than having a gun. The brave Gurkha fought in World War with gurkha knife in hand without fear in the face. The gurkha knife are used in many purpose like in Nepalese Army, British Army, Indian Army etc. Khukuri have inwardly curved blade.
A short description of history of kukri:
Taking about the history of Kukri it have its own untold story. Basically, the kukri were made for chopping the things later on it was use as weapon. The kukri is inwardly curved usually use in chopping things. At past knife were specially use as hunting tools in stone age(cave era). The oldest known Kukri still in existence today belonged to the first king of Gorkha – Drabya Shah. This ancient Khukuri – dated around 1559 AD, is housed for public display at the National Museum of Nepal in Chhauni, Kathmandu. Though the exact origin of Kukri has not be well documented, rough traces of the origin of Kukri have been linked by the researches with the domestic sickles of the prehistoric period. Use of Knives/Swords similar in design to that of Kukri has also been mentioned in as early as the Alexander the Great’s invasion tie.
The gurkha knives are famous all around the world. I use to wonder why my Grandfather use to say be go away while chopping the bamboo or any other things. Now i know at past the khukuri was half screw drive which means the blade was upto half of the handle. But if you see today’s knife it is full tang which means the blade is upto the end of the handle. There are different types of the chukuri. Nowadays the process of making of the knife is a bit different than at those past era. The process of gurkha khukuri is mostly done by people living at eastern part of the country. They are called blacksmith who does all the work. They try to create something new in the style and look of the Khukuri.
Different parts of the Kukri:
Blade: brass plate used to seal the butt cap.
Butt cap: Metal use to secure handle to tang.
Tang: Small piece of blade that goes down to the handle.
Bolster: The brass round shaped metal in between the blade and handle, which is made to support.
Spine: Blunt edge of blade.
Fuller: Deep line that runs along the upper spine.
Peak: Tip of the blade.
Main body: main part or main surface of the blade.
Edge: Sharpest surface of the blade.
Belly: Widest area of blade.
Ricasso: Blunt area between a distinctive cut in the edge and thick metal.
Rings: Round circle at the handle.
How to take out a Knife from scabbard:
You may not know how to take out the kukri from sheath. So, always draw the khukuri from scabbard slowly holding the upper edge of scabbard with palm and fingers. Avoid encircling the scabbard with your fingers. It may cause injury to your inner fingers.
For the maintenance of the kukri:
if you are going to keep it inside the scabbard for a long time, make sure the blade are well oiled with any kind of machine oil or gun oil. If you have a displaying stand as shown in the photo than, just keep the blade clean and dry. In case of rust develop on the blade rub it with fine sandpaper. Use brasso for fittings and shoe polish for the leather scabbard.
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