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Old 10-27-2014, 16:09   #1
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Khukuri blades

Was presented with an awesome gift(s) for house sitting for someone while they trekked the mountains of Nepal.

Both come in original wood sheaths wrapped in Yak skin.

There are two smaller blades (as seen in the pics below) that sit behind the main blade.

One has an edge to it, while the other is duller than a butter knife. Does anyone know what these two smaller blades are for?

I'm going to hopefully find someone who can fashion out a leather (cowhide) sheath for both blades, because I don't want to damage the original sheaths. They're too dang pretty.

Those (the sheaths) I'd put under glass, but the knives themselves are going to be used.
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Does anyone know what these two smaller blades are for?
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Old 10-27-2014, 16:11   #3
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Smaller Khukuri ...
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Most Kukri feature two little knives attached at the back of the sheath held either in a built-in pocket or a leather purse is the complete set. The small sharp knife is a Karda, it serves as a small cutting knife. The other knife is called a Chakmak. It is blunt on both sides and it works like a knife sharpener when one does not have a sharpening stone rubbing both sides of a kukri. This Chakmak when stroked against a lime stone created sparks to start fire also.
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:10   #5
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Was presented with an awesome gift(s) for house sitting for someone while they trekked the mountains of Nepal.
Dang. "Someone" gave you the hookup, SD. Congrats. When you get user sheaths made, if you spend a little more, you'll be glad later on.
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Old 10-28-2014, 12:52   #6
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Looks like a villager version and a mini WWii. The small knife in the sheath is the Karda, kind of a utility knife, and the blunt one is the chakmak meant to steel the blade sort of like one would do with a butchers knife. Both are mostly decorative.

They have a convex edge so if you sharpen it be sure to maintain that. Mine all came with a rough edge that needed some serious refining but once done they can do some serious woodchopping even on dry African hardwoods with barely a nick in spite of "soft" zone tempered
truck spring blades.
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those are some fine looking blades. I'll be home in a few months. we should have another get together over some beers. look forward to seeing them.
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those are some fine looking blades. I'll be home in a few months. we should have another get together over some beers. look forward to seeing them.
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Aside from the camo-type covering of the sheath, it looks exactly like the one I picked up a while back. It even came with a little certificate of authenticity. Of course, I can't remember where I put that paper. Still, I recall it didn't cost that much and is a damn fine blade.
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Was presented with an awesome gift(s) for house sitting for someone while they trekked the mountains of Nepal.

Both come in original wood sheaths wrapped in Yak skin.

There are two smaller blades (as seen in the pics below) that sit behind the main blade.

One has an edge to it, while the other is duller than a butter knife. Does anyone know what these two smaller blades are for?

I'm going to hopefully find someone who can fashion out a leather (cowhide) sheath for both blades, because I don't want to damage the original sheaths. They're too dang pretty.

Those (the sheaths) I'd put under glass, but the knives themselves are going to be used.
You do realize that once they are unsheathed they must draw blood before being resheathed or they become cursed........
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You do realize that once they are unsheathed they must draw blood before being resheathed or they become cursed........
Mine is so sharp I always get blood when I pull it but is am a clutz
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Mine is so sharp I always get blood when I pull it but is am a clutz
Shhh, I was just kidding. I just wanted to send a chill down the back of Sdiver.



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History of kukri

Kukri is the now accepted spelling; “Khukuri” is the strict translation of the Nepali word. Either way khukuri (kukri) itself is the renowned national weapon of Nepal and the Gurkhas, the Gurkha Knife . A Nepali boy is likely to have his own khukuri (kukri) at the age of five or so and necessarily becomes skilful in its use long before his manhood. By the time a Gurkha joins the army, the Khukuri (kukri) has become a chopping extension of his dominant arm. This is important, because it is not the weight and edge of the weapon that make it so terrible at close quarters so much as the skilled technique of the stroke; it can claim to be almost impossible to parry. It is important to remember that the Khukuri (kukri) is a tool of all work, at home in the hills and on active service it will be used for cutting wood, hunting and skinning, opening tins, clearing undergrowth and any other chore. From this it is plain there can be no truth in the belief that a Gurkha must draw blood every time before he -may return the kukri to its sheath.
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You do realize that once they are unsheathed they must draw blood before being resheathed or they become cursed........
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Shhh, I was just kidding. I just wanted to send a chill down the back of Sdiver.



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History of kukri

Kukri is the now accepted spelling; “Khukuri” is the strict translation of the Nepali word. Either way khukuri (kukri) itself is the renowned national weapon of Nepal and the Gurkhas, the Gurkha Knife . A Nepali boy is likely to have his own khukuri (kukri) at the age of five or so and necessarily becomes skilful in its use long before his manhood. By the time a Gurkha joins the army, the Khukuri (kukri) has become a chopping extension of his dominant arm. This is important, because it is not the weight and edge of the weapon that make it so terrible at close quarters so much as the skilled technique of the stroke; it can claim to be almost impossible to parry. It is important to remember that the Khukuri (kukri) is a tool of all work, at home in the hills and on active service it will be used for cutting wood, hunting and skinning, opening tins, clearing undergrowth and any other chore. From this it is plain there can be no truth in the belief that a Gurkha must draw blood every time before he -may return the kukri to its sheath.
Too late.

I, like B, am a clutz as well.
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Too late.

I, like B, am a clutz as well.
Were you juggling with them?

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Were you juggling with them?

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Nope ... just pulling them out and then putting them back in the sheaths.

Besides, I only juggle cats.
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