Functional Hollow Forged Khukuri (Chitlange)

Functional Hollow Forged Khukuri (Chitlange)

A well known village khukuri, famous amongst locals and highly preferred by Gurkhas as field and fight knife..

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  • Blade Length (in): 12
  • Handle Length (in): 5.5
  • Blade Steel: 5160
  • Handle Material: Rosewood
  • Sheath: triangular, Special water buffalo leather
  • Actual Weight (gm): 600
  • Overall weight (gm): 850
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1225
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade thickness (mm): 8
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
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USD 87.00

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Functional Working Khukuri with Hollow Forged Blade "the Chitlange Khukuri"

a well known village khukuri and also a knife highly preferred by Gurkhas as their no.2 service knife for field, battle and combat.

‘Chitlang’ is an improved and superior version of the famous "ChainPure" khukuri. Its nicknamed as ‘Chitlang’ after the place in which it originated many decades back. It is a small village just few miles away from the country’s capital where it is believed that the famous army from Gorkha had taken shelter in this place before invading Kathmandu during its unification campaign.

The Chitlang khukuri is famous for its new better look, better performance and superior handling. The blade is Hollow grinded, known as ‘Angkhaalnu’ in typical kami term, and the blade is very functional; hence the interesting name "Functional Hollow Forged Khukuri". Chitlang's aggressive blade profile, unique notch, very flared up handle profile and its distinctive triangular shaped scabbard make it an outstanding piece to own and safe guard's one's life and property. We believe the CHITLANG will never let you down no matter what...

The major features/functions of this khukuri>>

a unique Blade that is hollow forged: The forging having hollow panel in its blade with large bevel from the tip all the way down to the notch makes the khukuri very special and rare. This is a difficult process of crafting even for the skilled craftsman but definitely worth doing as it gives strength and stability to the khukuri. The large elongated bevel cuts deeper, hence the outcome is easier and faster. The bulky bevel along with the hollow panel work as an “I Beam” system where they absorb the impact and give less tension/stress to the blade. They also cut down unnecessary weight and give a balanced feel to the user. The blade is 12 inch long which means good reach and maneuver yet not too long and rusty.

Handle: The parowal (stick tang) wooden handle is well made for easier grip. The handle’s shape highly flares as it finishes towards the butt cap. The rat tail tang is secured with keeper peened over at the brass pommel cap. The brass fittings and carvings makes the handle look more beautiful than regular ones. The cross carving gives more grip adding value and give distinctive look to the handle.

Sheath: The sheath is made from wood and covered by the water buffalo leather. The sheath is also a major attraction since the upper part (front face) of the scabbard is in triangular shape. This is a unique feature of the sheath, job well done by Chitlangese to make the overall khukuri look better and more importantly distinctive than its counterparts. This is actually a trademark of all the Chitlang khukuri knives.

It comes with two special accompanying knives (Karda and Chakmak) like other traditional khukuris. Brass fixtures are fitted in the handle to match with the mother blade. KARDA is a small handy knife where as CHAKMAK is an emergency sharpener.

Chitlang khukuri; emerging as the new war khukuri !!  

Chitlang as a FIELD and FIGHT knife of the Gurkhas/Gorkhas....

It has become increasingly popular with the new soldiers as their optional using kukri knife due to its aggressive shape, easy handling, balanced weight and effective cutting ability. The knife is definitely not a issued one but soldiers highly prefer it over their standard no.2 khukuri and often seen buying it whenever they come on official holidays.

Gurkhas posing with Chitlange Kukris


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