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Nepali Swiss Army Multipurpose Kukri (Ganjawal)

Nepali Swiss Army Multipurpose Kukri (Ganjawal)

The Nepali Swiss Army Kukri is the all-time perfect utility tool of a farmer in the rural villages of Nepal..

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  • Blade Length (in): 10
  • Handle Length (in): 5.5
  • Blade Steel: 5160
  • Handle Material: Rosewood
  • Sheath: Water buffalo treated leather scabbard
  • Actual Weight (gm): 525
  • Overall weight (gm): 725
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1075
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade thickness (mm): 9
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
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USD 99.00

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Why this 'Ganjawal Khukuri' is called 'Nepali Swiss Army Kukri Knife'? 

This multipurpose kukri was called “Ganjawal or Ganjuwala” as found stated by locals which has now disappeared in the midst of history and new era tools. However, KHHI being always curious to dig into the kukri culture and history reintroduced this kukri and renamed the Ganjawala as "Nepali Swiss Army knife" to give an appealing name.

Since this knife has multi-functional tools like that of the famous Swiss Knife, the new name Nepali Swiss Army Knife. The blade has been upgraded with the passing time to meet the market demand. It is shorter than the original size, this is done to minimize the weight with the accessories it has, 10” long blade is perfect for a villager to carry along on the difficult terrain of Nepal villages.  

The main strength is its sheath >>

The main attraction and all the hard work of craftsmen goes to the sheath of the Nepali Swiss. This kukri is set aside from the rest of other kukris due to its sheath and accompanying tools. It takes more than a month to prepare the sheath of this kukri. The leather is soften after submerging it into water with salt and lime and frequently rubbed by feet to make it soft. Numerous herbs are used to delay the decaying of leather hence increasing its life span. After months’ work, we can see the natural small beads bulging out in the leather which makes the scabbard look different than the normal leather, looks attractive, and makes it stronger and durable. It is then made ready to beautify, with traditional patterns.

Unlike other kukris, the Nepali Swiss Knife comes with karda chakmak, screwdriver, ear cleaner, tweezers and needle. In order to store any extra materials needed, small leather pouch is attached with the sheath.  Hence this Multipurpose kukri will come handy at home or outside…


Nepalese version of Swiss Army Knife; Kukri with multi-purpose & multi-utility tools /knives... 

This kukri has proved to be the perfect utility tool for villagers in Nepal for regular use in their daily life. The original ‘Ganjuwala’ kukri has long lost in the midst of time, civilization and ignorance. Therefore, a replicated version was introduced by KHHI Nepal as the ‘Nepali Swiss’ to continue the legacy of this one time great knife. The term ‘Swiss’ for this kukri was derived from Swiss Army Knife to support the kukri's multi-functional accompanying tools it comes with. We believe such interesting name will keep market alive and unforgettable. This typical Nepali khukuri has always been the all-time perfect utility tool of a farmer in the rural villages of Nepal for generations. In a country like Nepal where there is 80% vegetation, farmers heavily reply on the kukri to make a decent living. 

Blade: The blade is 10inch long with polished finishing. This polish finishing enhances the beauty of the blade and it also prevents the blade from unwanted rusts. The shape of this kukri is same as the original Ganjuwal kukri but is shorter to make it more feasible for easy and daily use. 

Handle: The handle resembles the original parawal kukris with the handle well secured by brass bolster at the top and brass pommel at the bottom. The pommel for this handle has three small brass peaks (keeper) to complete the overall design of the kukri.

Scabbard: The scabbard is the main attraction of this kukri. It is made from high quality and refined buffalo leather where you can find multiple buttas designs) setting it apart from other common scabbards. These buttas are at the top, where the maker has made a flower having brown leather petals and red pistils. Do see the photo closely.

Materials / Features: Water buffalo treated leather scabbard, rosewood handle, 2 x small knives, 4 x small working tools, 1 x storing pouch, 1 x extra bag

NOTE: Here we would like to caution that the multi tools mentioned above are mere replica of the original ones and do not function well as the main purpose is to exhibit the tools from the past. In today’s context much better and cheaper modern replacer are already avail in the market if it really has to be used

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