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Old Nepali Display Khukuri (Wooden Sheath)

Old Nepali Display Khukuri (Wooden Sheath)

This 'Chainpure' with wooden sheath is amongst the oldest khukuris from history; 'Simple yet Stylish', 'Plain yet Peaceful' like the majestic Himalayas, a soothing beauty...

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  • Blade Length (in): 10
  • Handle Length (in): 5
  • Blade Steel: 5160
  • Handle Material: Indian rosewood
  • Sheath: Indian rosewood
  • Actual Weight (gm): 450
  • Overall weight (gm): 650
  • Shipping weight (gm): 950
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade thickness (mm): 8
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
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USD 80.00

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Old & typical Nepali Khukuri with plain Wooden Sheath is mainly for Display although very much functional

In the past people carrying kukri in wooden sheath was a kind of exhibition of one's status in society

This “Old Nepali display Khukuri” is an enhancement of the regular ChainPure Khukuri with a simple yet stunning scabbard, expertly made out of Indian rosewood. Chainpurians use conventional hand tools to craft the wooden scabbard to beautify the overall look of the khukuri. The title, "Wooden Sheath”, denotes the wooden cover that comes with this kukri knife. While it lacks the detailed patterns like that of the “Chainpure carved wooden scabbard Kukri”, this Khukuri is the epitome of the saying (concept)..


Meanwhile, the Kukri Blade has few distinctive features. Its notch is closed unlike other kukris and represents the hoof of a cow which is holy in Nepal. The cow is worshipped as Laxmi mata (goddess of wealth) and the presence of hoof is believed to bring good fortune and prosperity. It also symbolizes the powerful "OM" symbol of Hinduism if one looks closely. Hence the khukuri has religious value and sentimental feel to it. 

The handle is typical however the regular brass pommel is discarded and wood goes all way till the bottom. It is then partially covered by a diamond shaped brass plate to secure the fixture of the end of the tang. The handle has rat tail tang. 

This kukri is one of the old types found in many rural villages of Nepal. Along with it being a displayer to adorn a place and also to show one's standard it is also a fully functional working knife to successfully live a farmer's life.

Made by skilled Kamis (blacksmiths) of CHAINPUR. Chainpurians are primarily farmers but many are also involved in local arts and crafts. Around 12% of the populace are Kamis who are professional khukuri makers.

In old days and remote places, Kamis (blade maker) even had to make sheath to fit a khukuri whenever sheath maker (Sarki or Dabbe) was not available. In such cases he would make a simple wooden sheath out of waste wood and whatever local materials he could find.  He would prepare an ordinary (makeshift) sheath to house the knife so that its easy and safe to carry and keep (leave). This gave birth to this type of khukuri.

Size of blade: 10 inch approx.
Materials: Indian rosewood scabbard and handle, brass fittings, Well polished
Origin: Chainpur, Eastern Nepal


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