length: 5 1/4"
blade: 3 1/2"
blade width: 3/4"
grip: 1 5/8"
weight: 2.2 oz
The kukhri (alternate spellings - khukuri, kukri, khukri) is the national knife of the
Ghurkas of Nepal. Use of the kukhri has also spread into the Himalayas and India. Each
kukhri knife comes en suite with a scabbard that includes two small knives - the
karda and the chakmak. The karda is a small copy of the kukhri, and is used as a general
utility knife. The chakmak is also shapped like the kukhri, but is actually a blunt
edged tool, used either as a sharpening steel for the kukhri blade, or as a striker (in
combination with native flint) to start fires. This larger-than-usual chakmak comes
from the Royal Armory of Nepal, where it has been in storage for the past 100 years.