Introduction to Khukuri House- KHHI, Nepal
KHUKURI HOUSE HANDICRAFT INDUSTRY (KHHI) is a well-established business house that has been in the field since 1991. KHHI is established inside the Industrial Estate (Patan Industrial Estate) and is been registered under Industry Business Act 2049, Article 4 and 5 in Section 10. KHHI is affiliated to Small Cottage Industry of Nepalese Government having its registration number as 6026/299/064/065. KHHI is also a member of Nepal Chamber of Commerce, Association of Handicraft Industry, and Patan Chamber of Commerce. It is one of the most sought out companies amongst the kukri industry in Nepal and around the world. The company is given official industry number and stands as "Industry No. 101" amongst more than 120 industries inside Patan Industrial Estate, Nepal.
KHUKURI HOUSE HANDICRAFT INDUSTRY (KHHI) has grown in different ways from its establishment in 1991 until now. KHHI is a renaming of KHUKURI HOUSE (KH) to recognize its growth and expansion/establishment inside Patan Industrial Estate.
KHUKURI HOUSE HANDICRAFT INDUSTRY or KHHI is a GENUINE Khukuri seller and is the world’s first manufacturer and retailer of khukuris and has a strong reputation as being the first official supplier and maker for the British Gurkhas. KHHI is strict in terms of producing quality kukri hence claims to be the first company offering warranty and guarantee to its products. It also claims to be the first company in saving the state of Khukuri which was on the verge of extinction and bringing up to national and international levels. Along with the business it has KHHI’s commitment to uplifting the status of its craftsmen (Kami’s) differentiates it from the rest.
KHHI believes in original concepts, innovation, and originality. Designs in our website, our literature, picture layouts are all KHHI's own concepts. We at KHHI is always looking to come up with new and innovative designs however not forgetting the roots of its origin, we thrive to offer better services and better quality khukuris to its customers.
We feel proud to be a pioneer in this field and we welcome all seeking guidance in this field but duplication and imitation of kukri and its design has crippled the kukri market. We at KHHI condemns this act of copying and would request for healthy market options. We request all buyers and visitors to be aware of buying imitations, we wish that all buyers gets genuine items from genuine sellers.
History, the beginning.
Every industry has its own history, we have ours too.
The story of Khukuri House started with the motivation of making quality kukris to be supplied to British Gurkhas. Ex-10GR Mr. Til Bahadur Bishwakarma after retirement from Gurkha Army joined Gurkha Reserve Unit, Brunei. In his 10 years of service, he was disappointed with the quality of khukuri that was supplied to recruits. Officials wanted Mr. TB BK to supply them with better khukuris after finishing his terms in Brunei as they knew he had the ability to do so. With support from officials, Mr. BK was determined to save the name of the khukuri that was almost on the verge of extinction. He joined hands with Mr. Lalit Kumar Lama Ex - 10GR who was asked to supply some khukuris to the recruits in British Gurkhas Nepal (BGN) who was as well embarrassed to supply low-quality kukri from the local smith. The joining of two hands led to the establishment of KHUKURI HOUSE (KH). Their venture was successfully executed and later in 1991, they realized the need to establish the factory and a showroom so that khukuris can also be promoted to the local market. Thus Khukuri House was formed in March of 1991 and encrypted itself in history as the first genuine khukuri company in Nepal.
After the great success in more than 18 years, Khukuri House was handed over to the younger generation of the founders. Though the founders still continue to supervise, support, and assist the ongoing business, the major roles have been taken over by the younger generation.
Mr. Saroj Lama Tamang, younger son of Mr. Lalit Lama worked in the 'Khukuri House' and he being someone who is constructive, always looking towards the summit and depth of business, he started his own e-commerce sites to cover wider customers and learn more from blade lovers. He ran the site for over 4 years and with more in-depth knowledge gained in running an online store he established “Khukuri House Handicraft Industry” (KHHI) in the heart of the Industrial Estate of Patan in 2006. Mr. Saroj Lama is the sole proprietor of KHHI and operates with his technical and production team. This industry is established to reinforce better quality, committed customer service, and larger production. He aspires to take Khukuri to different parts of the world and bring its story of history and glory to the world.
The only Khukuri House by 2019 is 'KHHI', a brand name for Khukuri and its industry. A trusted name for making original genuine handmade Gurkha knives.
Intro video of KHHI by Nepal Traveller magazine