Men behind the success of KHHI... Our Craftsmen, Our Heroes...
One of the main reasons why Khukuri House (KHHI) has come this far is due to the hard work, skill and sweat put up by our craftsmen. In the Kukri industry, craftsmen are better known as “Kami” (Blacksmith) and are the backbone of this industry. Sadly these unsung heroes have always remained behind the screen and have never come or brought to the limelight; never exposed. Hence KHHI feels it’s high time to introduce our unsung heroes to the world as the real heroes – men behind the legendary knife!
With the intention of introducing our heroes to our buyers, KHHI ships the maker's profile with his signature and thumbprint with the khukuri/s made by him. This is done to introduce the buyer with the maker of his kukri and in a strong belief, that s/he would somehow feel more connected with the craftsmen and the kukri. Furthermore, the maker’s initial is engraved near the peak of the blade or in the rivet of the handle in order to distinguish each kukri from one maker to another. Jai Khukuri Jai Kami!!
Sheath/Scabbard makers also play a vital role in the production as it directly impacts the first looks of the khukuri. They have expertise both in carving the wood to give a perfect fitting shape to the blade and working with the leather. Their finishing determines the overall quality of the product.
Finishers /Quality Testers: It will be completely unfair to forget these heroes, it all depends on their hand how beautiful a khukuri can look. The go after the finishing process of the blade that includes machinery to polish and shine the blade and handles. Quality testers make sure that the best quality is delivered to you.
At KHHI the sweat and the smile goes hand in hand to produce the kukri that the world is so much in love with.
Our intellects... Designers and Kukri Experts
The production at KHHI is backed up by experienced knife designers and Kukri Experts. They not only design kukris for KHHI but also provides technical support to craftsmen, from choosing the best materials to be able to make functional and durable knives to testing the efficiency of the blades. Molding a piece of raw metal to the art of functional knives. Our intellects work hard to gather information on modern technology appropriate to make kukris but at the same time helps maintain the traditional way of making kukris in the best ways. Our kukri experts not only teach or guide the kukri makers in making kukris/knives but at the same time, they are always exploring new ideas to bring in the kukri industry and going in-dept to collect information on the age-old culture of making Khukuri knives and keeping them alive.