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Typical Sirupate Khukuri (Farmer's no.1)

Typical Sirupate Khukuri (Farmer's no.1)

a farmer's no.1 khukuri from field to festival.. chore to ceremonial .. Sirupate rules in rural..

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  • Blade Length (in): 10
  • Handle Length (in): 5
  • Blade Steel: 5160
  • Handle Material: Indian rosewood
  • Sheath: Water buffalo leather
  • Actual Weight (gm): 420
  • Overall weight (gm): 575
  • Shipping weight (gm): 875
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade thickness (mm): 8
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
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Presenting the Farmers no.1 Sirupate Khukuri from Nepal; Why its called 'Typical Sirupate'? 


'SiruPate' is a Nepali vocabulary derived from a leaf’s name found in the hilly areas of Nepal. “Siru” is the name of the plant and “Paat” means leaf. The shape of Siru’s leaf which is slim, thin, and light; influences the shape and features of the SiruPate Khukuri. The name has also been inspired and derived.

khukuri in devnagari

The most famous Khukuri in Nepal for a Nepali citizen is 'SiruPate Khukuri'. In fact now its a domestic name in every home when its a matter of khukuri. The background attached to this kukri revolves around a common Nepali Farmer from a remote hilly village, his family, and his day-to-day activities to survive. This kukri maintains the same shape, size, standards, and the zeal when it was first made decades ago. The legacy and culture continue to this day hence nicknamed as Typical Sirupate.

village where sirupate khukuris are usedThis khukuri is made similar to that leaf pattern as described above. It's a must-have for all locals and villagers specially for farmers. The farmers use it for almost any activities that require a sharp edge and a strong surface. This special, strong and sometimes forceful bond between the master and the blade has come a very long way that still continues in the rural even in this 21st century.

The kukri knife not only helps a farmer do his daily profession but also safeguards him from imminent threats and danger from wild animals while in woods. His kukri becomes like a guarding angel which he believes will protect him physically, mentally, and religiously. It is also popular in marriage ceremonies and various religious functions and festivals celebrated by Nepalese. It's just not a knife to carry but an honor to carry on.

Hence a farmer's no.1 khukuri from field to festival.. chore to ceremonial .. Sirupate rules in rural..

 

making & features of this Sirupate explained : 

Blade: This 10 inch slender blade has good reach and very easy to work with. Due to its lightness the knife can be used over a prolong time. The knife is very functional and mobile. A SiruPate is a slimmer and lighter compared to other kukris yet very effective. 

Handle: The handle comes in a basic rat-tail tang handle with wooden grip. The typical handle provides a strong and secure grip. Also the shape compliments the blade very well which gives an attractive look to the khukuri.

Sheath: Its basic yet fine, simple yet style of its own. It is made of wood from inside and covered by leather from outside. A belt carry frog and metal tip are fitted to the sheath. However the old version did not have it. 

Accompanying Knives: This typical farmers Sirupate comes with two small utility backup knives Karda (small knife) and Chakmak (sharpener)

 

a brief history of Sirupate...

Sirupate kukri of king Drabya ShahThe origin, history, and facts are very sketchy. The saddest part in kukri is it was hardly documented. It was only in early 19th century, much late, the British started documenting when they felt the knife. The sirupate kukri version of king Drabya Shah who ruled Nepal in mid 1500's suggests that Sirupate was already quite popular in those days. This leads us to the fact that it is a very old kukri that probably originated much earlier than we ever thought. However this Sirupate kukri offered here is a new version, a modern one, that was made in Dharan, Eastern Nepal and designed in late 1970's - early 1980's highly inspired by the historic Sirupate kukri. The maker modernized it as per the new time, taste, demand, condition and soon the kukri was an instant hit.

 

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