Kothimora in strict khukuri term means khukuri knife having silver scabbard. It is a khukuri that has a special place and value in Nepalese culture and society. The exclusive silver scabbard with beautiful carvings in it also makes this khukuri a first choice gift to express one’s appreciation and gratefulness amongst Nepalese especially the Gurkhas (Nepalese in Army).
The history of the knife dates back to mid eighteen hundreds when Kings and Generals of Gorkha possessed kothimora to reflect their rank, status and authority (many historic paintings also show this). Kothimora then were actually known as “Kothi-Moda”, which in Nepalese literature means molding in and around the chape portion of the scabbard; Kothi - Chape, Moda - to Mould. Since silver turned out to be the best materials amongst the selected and gave a precious and distinct look to the khukuri, it was extensively used; the trend that exists till today. However Kothimodas then were much different than present ones and were longer as well.
Kothimora is also worn as a part of bridegroom’s ceremonial dress in Nepalese marriage custom. The bridegroom tucks his khukuri in his sash and keeps it throughout the ceremony. This is done in a belief that the khukuri would safe guard him and protect his new family from evils, sins and bad spirit. The khukuri would also fill in for him in his absence in ritual practices.
Kothimora White is identical to a standard Kothimora however with white/cream color theme to represent and convey the powerful message of white of peace, love and friendship, and thus is named so. Since white color brings peace and pleasant, and simplicity is the biggest asset of it the white theme/background has been opted for the khukuri to resemble the very same. It is a simple khukuri yet with a powerful message of peace, friendship and hope. A Kothimora White’s exclusive white background is made from rexin (artificial leather) which comes as an added feature that can be neatly cleaned incase of getting dirty. This will keep the silvered scabbard fresh and fine all the time. The white/cream wooden handle also perfectly matches the white silver scabbard. White background with white handle followed by the adornment of silver (naturally white) give a unique and elegant blend and look of simplicity yet style of its own - spreading the powerful message of peace, friendship and harmony.
A perfect displayable and gift to all those who love and long for peace; for those who really care.
Size of blade: 10 inch
Materials: Pure silver scabbard, white Indian rosewood handle, rexin (artificial washable leather), 2 x small knives
Origin: Dharan, Eastern Nepal
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