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Nepal Dhankute Horn Khukuri (Ornate)

Nepal Dhankute Horn Khukuri (Ornate)

This decorated Dhankute kukri is a traditional decorative Nepalese kukri with Horn handle and scabbard ...

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  • Blade Size (in): 9
  • Handle Size (in): 5
  • Blade Material: 5160
  • Sheath: Water Buffalo horn
  • Actual Weight (gm): 350
  • Overall weight (gm): 550
  • Shipping weight (gm): 850
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade thickness (mm): 7
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
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USD 99.99

Named after the small village of Dhankuta in eastern Nepal, this Kukri is renowned for its legendary scabbards. The Dhankute people are known for their skill at engraving and ornamentation. The DhanKute kukri is the culmination of that skill hence named 'Ornate' due to the highly decorated (ornamented) scabbard. 


The sheath of this Kukri is made from Indian Rosewood, Polished Water Buffalo horn, with inlaid images made from brass, white metal, or silver. This Kukri is specifically engraved with images that have great significance to the Nepalese people. These vary from scabbard to scabbard, but can include:

  • Gurkha insignia (crossed Kukris)
  • Crown of the King
  • The national fish, the Aasia
  • The national bird, the Danfe
  • A symbol of a temple (known as a Pashupati Chaana)
  • The holy sword: Trishul (Trident)
  • The national flower, the Lali Gurans (Rhododendron) commonly called as 'LaliGuras'.

As with the photos, the symbols that appear on the scabbard may differ.


The blade comes in both, Sirupate and Chanipure styles. The sheath size can vary, as the sizes and availability of Water Buffalo horn used. While they do have a usable blade, the DhanKute Kukri are usually displayed prominently in a house, and not used.


Size of blade: 9 inch
Materials: Water buffalo horn scabbard and handle, brass fittings
Origin: Dhankuta, Eastern Nepal

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