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Famous World War Khukuri (Legendary)

Famous World War Khukuri (Legendary)

This famous khukuri was used by soldiers in world war era; they took this kukri back from their villages...

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  • Blade Length (in): 11
  • Handle Length (in): 5.5
  • Blade Steel: 5160
  • Handle Material: Rosewood
  • Sheath: Water buffalo leather
  • Actual Weight (gm): 625
  • Overall weight (gm): 825
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1175
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade thickness (mm): 10
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
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USD 65.00

Legends Choice; famed and famous khukuri of War Era 

World War 2 kukri (1944-45)

The historic relationship between Gurkhas and the British has come a long way. From the beginning of intense battles against each other to a mutual understanding of friendship and trust to make the Gorkhas a part of the British Army, the kukri knife has played a significant role, be it against the British or for the British by Gorkhas. When the British recognized the kukri and made it a part of Gorkhas' uniform its reputation soared which last well until today.

The formation of various Gorkha regiments/units after it was amalgamated to British flagship back in the 19th century brought many kukris into the limelight. The "Famous World War Khukuri (Legendary)" type is one of them and believed to have been used by British Gorkhas towards the end of the 2nd world war. It is not an issue version and/or not officially supplied but because of its more effective size, shape, and feel recruits were widely found using the kukri during the war-torn days on their own. It is learned that Gorkhas used to personally bring in this kukri from their villages when returning back from their official leave (private purchase). They found it more useful and easier to carry than the service one. They highly preferred this kukri to carry when their service issue was lost/damaged. 


What makes it a personal favorite among the war heroes?

very easy and effective shape and size, and well balanced weight makes it popular among the Gurkhas. A lethal weapon and a versatile tool it is...



Blade: This 11 inch kukri has a beautiful shape with no peak in its spine. The belly is narrow and enlarges as it moves towards the upper (head) portion. The knife carries more of its weight at the front area, nonetheless, the overall weight is well balanced and effective. The blade is well polished.

Handle: The rat tang of the blade goes through the handle and is peened over at the brass pommel at the base of the hilt. World War has a typical kukri style wooden handle. Brass metal is used to make bolster and butt cap.

Sheath: World War has a basic sheath made from a wooden frame inside and wrapped with buffalo hide from outside. A simple single belt leather loop frog is fitted for the belt to go through. The sheath comes with two traditional accompanying knives; the small utility knife called KARDA, and the emergency sharpener called CHAKMAK.

This is very common and popular in the local Nepali khukuri market that has a high demand. There are many models (types) made based on this particular due to its appealing shape and effective outcome.



:: In April 2019, Khukuri House started PRIMITIVE wing to make khukuris in the age-old making method using a traditional setup where the making is done using bare hands, basic crafting tools, forged in coal fire with days of hard labor, and natural raw materials by an expert Kami. Learn more and buy khukuri made in a Primitive way. ::


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Famous - and rightly so!

| 13th June, 2024 | Mark Risdon Tasmania, Australia

I received my Famous World War Khukuri a couple of weeks ago. First impressions were excellent but I’ve held off on leaving a review in order to get a proper feel for it first. I can now report that this is an extremely fine knife, so please thank Mr. Mangaldhan Biswakarma for me; his craftsmanship is much appreciated. The balance and finish are exactly what I was hoping for, and it cuts beautifully. Many thanks to all involved.

Revisando mi khukuri

| 16th April, 2024 | Gonzalo Guzmán Jiménez Bujalance Córdoba España

Hoy he tenido la ocasion de salir al campo a probarlo. Antas de nada agradecer a Sochan Thapaliya por su seriedad y profesionalidad al atenderme por correo y resolver mis dudas. También felicitar al artesano de mi khukuri Mangaldhan Biswakarma, por el trabajo bien hecho y como ha cuidado los detalles. El cuchillo se maneja muy bien y como indican tiene peso en la punta. He probado a cortar distintos tipos de madera y ha respondido muy bien en todos los casos. Los accesorios que pedí como complementos han satisfecho mis expectativas de sobra. La funda kydex es una joya, bien terminada y muy funcional, la funda de cordura también me ha gustado bastante. En definitiva es un conjunto muy satisfactorio y bien fabricado. Se ve mucha calidad en todos ellos pero el khukuri es lo que más me ha gustado. Funciona a la perfección y estoy muy satisfecho con la compra. Enhorabuena señores de khukuri House, no defraudan en absoluto con su producto, sigan con este buen trabajo. Un cordial saludo.

Unexpected Quality

| 11th January, 2024 | Walter Hamilton Port Edward, British Columbia, Canada

Ordered the Kukri and was pleasantly surprised at how quickly it arrived from Nepal. It was the same amount of time to get something from the other side of my own country. I wasn’t really sure what to expect and when I opened it I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. It was very well packed and would have had to be severely abused to get damaged during shipping, as in being driven over with a forklift. I unwrapped it carefully and found the blade and accessories to be well oiled. The sheath is well crafted and appears that it will stand up to everyday use well. The Kukri is a very fine blade. I can tell that it will work well by the way it is balanced. The weight is forward and am looking forward to taking this knife to the woods and seeing what it will do. It was bought with the intentions of using as a utility knife as used in Nepal. The Kukri came with instructions on how use it and how to care and maintain it along with a warranty card. My Kukri is marked with M for craftsman Mangaldhan Biswakarma. Thank you sir for such a fine knife. It feels very good in my hand. Looking forward to many years of service from this Kukri.

Simply Outstanding

| 2nd May, 2023 | Stuart Beare United Kingdom

Live in the UK so ordered from the warehouse here and received it in two working days, incredibly fast. This blade surpassed everything I had hoped for, it's beautiful and very sharp. It's incredibly well made so thank you 'B' for your fine work. I'll be ordering more absolutely no doubt.

Superb Khukuri!

| 23rd January, 2022 | Andrew P Stevens London, UK

This Khukuri has proved a stunningly good addition to my collection. Superb workmanship & beautifully finished, this Khukuri will give years of service. Thoroughly recommended.

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