(18 customer reviews)



1/4 inch

Blade Length

12 inch

Overall Length

17 inches


28 ounces  / 800 grams


Leaf Spring Steel and Rose Wood

In stock


Now made in Nepal, This is a Leaf Spring  Steel Khukuri that will actually balance on the edge.  The Rose wood handle is full tang .      Spine is 1/4 inch thick and distal tapers toward the tip.  It comes with a useful sharp utility knife (3 inch blade) for small work.     The Khukri 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.  The fact that it balances on the edge is pretty cool.   Price includes shipping inside the USA.

  1. 1/4 inch
Blade Length

12 inch

Overall Length

17 inches


28 ounces  / 800 grams


Leaf Spring Steel and Rose Wood

18 reviews for 12 INCH SURVIVAL BALANCED

  1. Danny (verified owner)

    What can you say about this khukri, full Tang, hard hitting, extremely sharp, unbelievable balance and solid craftsmanship. Looking forward to really putting it to the test

  2. Danny (verified owner)

    First this khukri is exactly what it says it is…BALANCED..WOW ! And feels Great in the hand. Looking forward to putting it to the test

  3. Larry (verified owner)

    I have owned one for about a year. I Also had the sheath made for it, it is worth it. It is sharp, and handles great. Took it to the back yard and put it to work. It cuts just like you want, if you need to build a shelter it will cut through with the leverage you need to cut thick branches you need. This is the right knife to put in your bug out bag, great worker around the home or woods. If you are not sure if you want a Khukuri buy this one, you will not be disappointed

  4. Broddi

    What a beast . You can always be sure it’s a Frank knife , you can count on it in all situations . Love his work.

  5. Russell Jefferson (verified owner)

    The knife exceeded my expectations. The fit and finish were very good. I will absolutely purchase from KBH again.

  6. Adam M. Rogers

    EPIC! ordered this after watching Alan Kay’s mod video on youtube and am thoroughly impressed. Perfect weight, very sharp, and built like a damn tank. This is exactly what I needed

  7. Adam M. Rogers

    Amazing! Built like a tank, very sharp, great craftsmanship

  8. JG (verified owner)

    I own and have trained with many kukris since I was a boy. I also trained for many years in Bando (Lethei) from Myanmar, which is one of the only fighting arts that has a specific system just for the kukri.
    This kukri is amazing. Excellent balance and weight. The fit and finish are great. Hands down the best kukri I own. Only my antique kukris even come close to being this well built. Well done!

  9. Mark Smiley (verified owner)

    Fantastic!. I got the MK4 first which is pretty identical to this but 3/8″ thick. This bad boy right here is so nice and lighter and easier to maneuver and it does not take as long to get tired swinging it. Arrived super sharp and packaged great. The side knife was surprisingly sharper than expected and is actually a very good length and size to use as a side/patch knife, it also fits tight in the sheath and I have no concern with it coming out. The sheath is very well made as well.
    Overall, I highly recommend you buy this Khukuri or the MK4 model or both and compare yourself. Both are excellent and will get the job done. Next on my list is the Harpoon Khukuri.

    Also, fantastic communication by Frank on the order and shipping.
    Thank you
    sameold77 on YT

  10. Mitchell (verified owner)

    Am very happy with my purchase. The knife is solid and well built. I was also surprised at how fast it was delivered. I will definitely consider this for future purposes.

  11. Jonathan Pearson (verified owner)

    Ok I’ve had a few kukri’s but this one is made to use. I’ve used this thing to split wood that was 6 to 8 inches around. I honestly expected for it to chip. But it did not. I split oak, beach, and pine that was still green. After a put it through a hard workout I was still able to shave the hair off my arm. I took it to a 3 day survival class and it impressed everyone there. I love it so much I ordered the mountain blackened kukri which is a little bigger and can’t wait to get my hands on it. I would recommend these to anyone who wants a none Tourist kukri. These are the real deal and are made for hard use.

  12. Jonathan Pearson (verified owner)

    I forgot to mention one thing . The little fixed blade knife that comes with the kukri is absolutely amazing it is hard enough to use on a ferro rod I have used it dozens of times to start Fires it has The perfect angles on the spine to throw sparks. And I used it To process A chicken on the Homestead. Just like the kukri it holds a good edge.

  13. David (verified owner)

    I ordered this kukri about a month ago. The first thing I did was whack it into some Cedar Elm logs I had laying around. It is pretty hard wood, there was no edge rolling and the edge was still sharp. Frank the owner was also friendly and responsive to emails asking questions about the kukris. Buy with confidence

  14. daniel salas

    I bought these on a whim to try it out on my south texas deer lease. Its brush country my only concern was ive been using a machete all my life in this thorny habitat. My concern was how useful would it be chopping thorny bushes because of its length. I aint going to lie it takes some getting used to. But after putting it to the test last year i can tell you it works diligently. From chopping branches and clearing limbs to processing game. It has exceeded my expectations. It is now a daily carry on my truck. Its not just a looker. It is a utility knife. The small knife that comes with it is also excellent. It takes an edge. If you are on the fence this is the one you need. Im looking forward to buying a shorter one in the 8 to 9 inch length. They are tough. No chipping and they hold an edge. It is heavy to carry on your belt all day. But it takes the place of a machete a knife and an ax. Should have ordered the leather sheath but i didnt. Now im trying to find the fellow that used to make them out of colorado i think

  15. Pete Ratcliffe (verified owner)

    Fantastic Khukri, really well made, solid and sharp too! Frank was really helpful and arranged super-fast shipping to Australia. I would highly recommend KBH!

  16. Michael Robinson (verified owner)

    An absolutely beautiful blade and sheath. Remarkable craftsmanship!

  17. Magnus (verified owner)

    It looks incredible, I’m looking forward to trying it out in the woods. Frank is really helpful, and answered all my queries. Shipping went fast and smoothly even though I live on the other side of the globe.

  18. Johnny Bordeaux (verified owner)

    I can’t say enough good things about this Survival Kukri. I am amazed at the quality, sharpness and balance of this one. I will be buying another as soon as possible yes that is how good it is. Frank was in my opinion is very knowledgeable and a professional in the way he answers anything you need. I would never hesitate to buy anything he has he will lead you to the best knife for your personal use just let him know.

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