Introducing an Old Style Khukuri from Neem out of Nepal : The Mark I also known as MK1. This khukuri was modeled after one made by East India Company in Kolkata in 1914 AD. This was due to war breaking out and more knives were needed than could be produced in Nepal. The Gurkha Army was entering World War 1 and needed blades. This was the first major engagement for the Gurkha Army under the British Army Command. This is a style of blade that the enemy would have faced in World War I. The Notch is known as Kaudi (sometimes called cho). Notice the Kaudi is modeled after the Crown of England. The Sheath is double looped. This blade is rich in history and every collector should have a Mark 1 in their collection.
The handle is larger than the original size for our larger hands today. While it is a reproduction, it is fully functional and sharp. Inluded addition is the traditional 2 small knives and these are tempered for real use (One knife and one honing steel). The Scabbard tip is the Conch Shell design. The Karda and Chak Mak. Made in the same technique that was time proven in ground war. This is a good knife for General Purpose camp use and easily used for self defense. Price includes shipping inside the USA.
13 1/2 inch
18 1/2 inch
24.7 ounces / 700 grams
5160 Leaf Spring Steel and Rose Wood
Been studying on kukuris for some time. Large and in charge! Saw this one at Blade Show and had to have it. Excellent quality and reasonable price.
David (verified owner) –
This is my second khukuri from Knives by hand and again I am beyond impressed. Frank is incredibly talented! A very well built and high quality tool. I have several khukuris from Nepal and other makers and the ones Frank made are high up on my list of favorites. I am definitely a customer for life. You will not be disappointed if you purchase from Knives by Hand.