Maintaining Your Khukuri

General information of Khukuri/ Maintaining your kukri 

Nepalese Khukuri House Pvt. Ltd is highly concern with the quality of products. Our main motto is to provide you the best quality Khukuris in competitive price.

Each khukuri(kukri) blade is handcrafted in Nepal from zone hardened spring steel (Carbon steel, 58 to 60 RC) using traditional blade-forging methods. The steel is harvested form truck surplus spring, an excellent source of raw, and high- strength steel. Each handle is hand-made and fitted to a full stick tang (which can be seen protruding through the butt-plate at the base of the handle). Except the military use in warfare, a Khukuri(kukri) can be used in several ways. We offer various blade styles from the awesome chopper, the Panawal Angkhola, to the slender sword-like Sirupate. Each blade is itched "N.K.H." (Trademark) to let the customer(consignee) know this is a genuine product of Nepalese Khukuri House Pvt. Ltd and let the buyers know that those are real blades. These are versatile tools that are used to chop timbers, clear undergrowth, dig holes, hammer nails, slashing vegetables even more you can chop goat or buffalo heads in one blow by using long 18� or Buff head Khukuris. The paper knife or Bil tong Khukuri is use to open envelop or cutting papers then who need paper cutter.

How to unsheathe your Khukuri(kukri)? 

It requires carefulness when unsheathing the Khukuri. Do not encircle the Scabbard with your fingers while you are taking the Khukuri out. Some time, the blade comes out from the sheath and it may cause injury on your inner fingers. Hold upper edge of the scabbard with your palm and fingers and then draw the blade out slowly. It should be pushed it back making curve and as well as slowly when drawing the blade in.

Care and Cleaning (Maintain)

Keep the blade well lubricated at all times. Your blade is made of high-carbon and can rust of not properly oiled.

Make sure do not leave fingerprint on the blade. If it is necessary to touch on the blade, you should clean it by using some petrol or oil after that.

Incase rust develops, rub it off with fine sandpaper or sandstone, clean the dirt using some oil or petrol and wipe it off with a clean cloth and apply oil.

You should use shoe polish for the leather sheaths, use the brass polish for brass fittings and silver polish for silver fittings (Kothimora Khukuris).

The blunt knife (Chak-mak) is used for sharpening. But we recommend using file to make sharper the blade.

When storing your Khukuri for long periods. Keep the blade outside the sheath. This will prevent the collection of moisture inside the sheath. Treat the scabbard with mink oil. Or another suitable leather product. This will keep your sheath leather conditioned and protected against moisture.

Maintaining the appropriate edge will lengthen the life of your blade. Razor edges are not suitable for heavy chopping. Just as �axe� edges are not the best for shaving.

What are the Chak-mak and Karda? 

Every Khukuri comes with 2 small knives. The Chak-mak (blunt) is used as flint tool and sharpener the blade. The traditional method of sharpening a Khukuri is done by using the Chak-mak against the edge of the Khukuri to and fro. The other knife accompanying Chak-mak is the Karda that is used for skinning purposes. Legend has it that a Gurkha soldier must draw blood-often his own- each time he draws his Khukuri from its sheath. 


Your Khukuri is a dangerous weapon and should be treated as such. Please use them with caution and care. Keep your Khukuri away from minors. Avoid the blade from metallic surfaces and stones etc. Do not expose the scabbard to the sun for a long period of time as heating may help it to shrink a bit and hence making the blade difficult to insert.