HC 5160 Karda Chakmak (Accompanying Knives)

HC 5160 Karda Chakmak (Accompanying Knives)

small knives traditionally used along with the main kukri knife as a cutter and sharpener..

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  • Blade Length (in): 4
  • Handle Length (in): 3
  • Blade Steel: 5160
  • Handle Material: Rosewood/Horn
  • Sheath: none
  • Actual Weight (gm): 70
  • Overall weight (gm): 70
  • Shipping weight (gm): 175
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade thickness (mm): 4
  • Edge grinding: None
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USD 19.99

Karda & Chakmak; accompanying backup-utility knives; made from High Carbon (HC) 5160 steel; OIL quenched for strength and hardness

kami-making-karda-chakmakFor years we have been receiving requests from customers who would like to have the "Karda and Chakmak" as a backup for their khukuri. Hence to address the same we have launch this item in much superior quality, and that actually works.

Brief Background...   while a Kukri is a fantastic tool to have in your arsenal, it is often inseparable from it’s two little brothers the Karda knife, and the Chakmak sharpener. While their small size does not make them the best primary tool, they are great to have as a backup to do small but important tasks. The Karda is usually used as a skinning knife, and is used for small, finer tasks the kukri might be unwieldy. The Chakmak is a sharpener, especially if you lose your sharpening stone. Another role is a fire-starter; to be used in combination with a flint, or other rocks in any emergency situations.

The "HC 5160 Karda and Chakmak" is made from the same 5160 high carbon steel as any of our kukris knives. In addition to this, they are well heat-treated and quenched in oil for improved hardness and retention, and thus great result. Karda is sharp and has great edge retention; an effective small utility knife. Chakmak is a sharpener, and is hard enough to throw sparks from a ferrocerium fire-steel to make fire (life saver). Both have hidden tang in its handle that goes almost thru the handle, done for added strength. These knives mostly go into the housings made at the throat of the Kukri sheaths (see photo).

Unique aspects .... compared to other regular Karda Chakmak this pair is made longer for more reach and coverage. Its made from hard steel 5160 and well heat treated unlike the many other ones sold by various sellers. Karda is slimmer, longer and thinner; designed as a small knife where as Chakmak is shorter, fatter and thicker having a re-curved shape (similar to the classic ones) for effective sharpening and sparking. 

Blade: 3-4 inch approx. (depending on the size of the mother blade)
Handle: 2.5-3 inch approx. (depending on the size of the mother blade)
Materials / Features: 5160 high carbon steel, Rosewood/Buffalo horn handle

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