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Iconic JB Rana Khukuri (Kot Massacre)

Iconic JB Rana Khukuri (Kot Massacre)

Iconic Kukri widely found to be used in the 19th and 20th century during the rule of Jung Bahadur (Rana dynasty) over Nepal...

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  • Blade Length (in): 14
  • Handle Length (in): 6
  • Blade Steel: 5160
  • Handle Material: metallic
  • Sheath: Water buffalo leather
  • Actual Weight (gm): 900
  • Overall weight (gm): 1150
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1700
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade thickness (mm): 9
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
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USD 148.74 174.99

Iconic - Legendary & Historic Khukuri from Nepal

Jung Bahadur (JB) Rana (Kunwar earlier) was a Khas Rajput ruler of Nepal and founder of the Rana Dynasty in Nepal. His infamous dynasty ruled Nepal for 104 years which is regarded as the dark days of Nepal's history. It is said that Jung Bahadur was very fond of weapons and was believed to have huge collection of modern and antique weapons of those times. Among them, khukuri was one of his favorites. The “Iconic JB Rana Khukuri” is the reproduced version of the khukuri owned and carried by JB. It is one of the most valued historic khukuris and is well exhibited in the national Chauni museum in Kathmandu, Nepal. Such and similar khukuri knives were widely found being used in the 19th and 20th century during the rule of Jung Bahadur’s Rana dynasty in Nepal.

Blade: The blade is quite similar to the original kukri used by Jung Bahadur displayed in the National Armory Museum. It is 14inch long and has unpolished finishing. It has a typical khukuri shape with moderate chest and wider belly comparatively and hardly any peak in the spine. The longer and heavier blade provides lethal and decisive blows.

Handle: The handle here is not the typical type but rather has a handle of an antique. It is completely made from metal with hand guards on the both sides. Metallic arch made from iron-sheet makes the front guard of the handle. This metallic handle gives ever-lasting strength and the overall hand guard provides protection while in action. The handle’s design beautifully matches the kukri and in a whole looks fearsome and destructive. The handle type is the direct influence from the swords. However, the handle is bit thin.

Scabbard: The scabbard is made from normal black leather in a traditional format. A brass fixture covers the tip/chape of the scabbard. Near the mouth, a frog loop is available for a belt to go through and thus carry the khukuri.


Kot Parva (Court Massacre); an interesting title to support the khukuri ...

The title is given as an attempt to relate the kukri to Jung Bahadur Rana through this historical event. Kot Parva (Court Massacre) was the most dreadful even in the history of Nepal in which several numbers of influential and high ranking people were killed, and from where the country took a completely new turn into the dark and destructive era. Briefly speaking in 1846 September, king Rajendra Shah’s second wife queen Rajya Laxmi Devi’s favorite man in power, Gagan Singh Bhandari was mysteriously murdered. This outraged the queen and ordered Jung Bahadur Kunwor (later Rana) to immediately call a meeting in Royal court in Hanuman Dhoka palace. In no time the meeting turned ugly and there was over heated discussion of blame game that was crushed by Jung Bahadur and his associates for which they were already prepared and planned well ahead. He killed around 40 ministers, military officers including the PM Fateh Jung Shah and subsequently seized all power to himself. After the Kot Parva (Court Massacre) he exiled the king, put the queen into house arrest and further killed all the threats to him and his regime. He later declared himself as the new prime minister and supreme commander of the army and ruled Nepal through his direct Rana dynasty for 104 years. This phase is well known in history as the DARK DAYS of NEPAL.

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