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The Mountain Kukri (Chinautee)

The Mountain Kukri (Chinautee)

The Mountain kukri thus serves as both; a cutting tool for their daily chores and a weapon for defence..

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  • Blade Length (in): 12
  • Handle Length (in): 5
  • Blade Steel: 5160
  • Handle Material: Rosewood
  • Sheath: Water buffalo leather
  • Actual Weight (gm): 670
  • Overall weight (gm): 865
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1250
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade thickness (mm): 9
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
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USD 80.00

Feel the toughness of mountain in your hand…

How it is named? The Mountain Kukri (Chinautee) >>

It is by far the best kukri that relates the story about our villages and villagers in Nepal. “Chinuanu” is a Nepali word that literally means “to cut clean”, "chop in one single hit". The people in Nepali villages have been making kukris since time immemorial, they made kukris to clean cut the bushes, trees, animals for food or to offer god, and also to clean cut the enemies if needed. Hence the name was given to the one which was used frequently for doing so. Chinuatee or the mountain kukri was found in very remote villages, where farming and animal husbandry is the only source of income, most of their time is spent in faraway mountainous jungles collecting woods and fodder. Hence this Mountain kukri comes handy to them.

The Mountain kukri is a normal daily kukri for hardcore work, the 12” bladed kukri has unpolished finishing and the handle is kept unpolished too for rough and tough use, the unpolished handle also gives the stronger grip. To match the unpolished version sheath is also kept rough and not shiny. This rough and tough mountain kukri is replicated by KHHI to honor the people living in the far mountain region where life is tougher than we city people can ever imagine.

The kukri is a tribute, dedication and humble present to all the people living in the mountains of Nepal, hence named as the Mountain Khukuri.

Villages in Nepal is unimaginably remote, deep inside the mountains, they are completely cut off from the civilization. Their life is hard and they make earning from cultivating, farming, animal-rearing, and other laborious activities. Thus, Kukri is an integral part of their lives. The Chinautee thus serves as both; a cutting tool for their daily chores and a weapon to defend. 

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Blade: The blade is 12inch long with unpolished finishing with different shape from the regular Kukri. It is straighter in shape where the front panel (chest) close to the tip is wider and the back is narrower. The bevel makes a sharp inbound turn to meet the tip of the blade. This shape thus helps to generate a certain weight and a driving force when swung, and hence makes cutting easier and effortless.


Handle: The unpolished handle of this kukri is like parawal kukris where a rat-tail tang goes through the Rosewood handle. This tang is glued with the help of epoxy and wood dust. Further, metal bolster at the top and hammered pommel at the bottom provides strength and durability to the handle. Additionally, the lower section of the handle is slight curved/ bent for comfortable and compact hold.


Sheath: It has a normal black leather scabbard made from buffalo leather. The interior has wood pieces shaped like the blade to provide strength to the scabbard. Near the mouth, a frog loop is attached where belts can go thorough and the scabbard can be carried around.

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