In Honor of Kulbir Thapa, The First Gurkha to win the Victorian Cross for bravery in battle. His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Gurkha Museum in Winchester, Hampshire, England. Thapa is a proper surname for a Caste in Nepal that was an important part of unifying Nepal. Many people of the Thapa Caste (clan) fought in wars and many are recognized as great warriors of their time.
This 52100 Carbon Steel knife has been recreated, but in Full Tang.
In Collaboration with Neem, brought to you from Nepal, This is a combat utility khukuri knife. It comes with some detail work that is noticed by collectors. The Cho or Notch in the blade is custom Lotus Flower that represents purity of body, speech and mind. The Kothi or brass Tip on the scabbard is the Continuous Knot that Represents the connection between Wisdom and Compassion . The Peening on the pommel is not typical, but is also the lotus flower. The brass used on this khukuri is twice as thick as normally used. Scabbard is double loop to allow for adjustment whether wearing on belt or attaching to back pack. This blade produces very powerful cuts.
It come with the traditional side blades of the Nepalese soldiers known as Gurkhas. The Karda is a small useful utility blade. The Chak Mak is used for honing the blade in the field.
This is one of my favorite blades and I would gladly take this to war. The knife weight varies slightly (+/- a couple of grams) as these are hand forged. This is a good knife for General Purpose camp use and can be used for self defense. Price includes shipping inside the USA .
Watch the video to get an idea why this is one of my favorites.
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Nikki does make custom Leather sheaths for this khukuri
19.3 ounces / 546 grams
52100 steel and Rose Wood