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Villagers no.1 Khukuri (Pahade)

Villagers no.1 Khukuri (Pahade)

the mother (source) of all Panawal kukris; preferred by the villagers...

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  • Blade Size (in): 10
  • Handle Size (in): 5.5
  • Blade Material: 5160
  • Sheath: Water buffalo leather scabbard
  • Actual Weight (gm): 675
  • Overall weight (gm): 950
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1250
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade thickness (mm): 10
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
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USD 69.99

Pahade; a hardcore working kukri

Popularly known as 'Pahade khukuri', is a panawal kukri and first of its kind reproduced by KHHI Nepal. The panawal type blades were quite famous during the Second World War. But it was almost forgotten by the world in the late 20th Century. When KHHI got established in 1991, the then production man, Mr. Til Bahadur BK, realized the importance of a hardcore working kukri and started the production of Panawal kukris for the very reason in large scale.

Pahade

It is derived from the word "Pahad" means literally means hill and highlands with lush greeneries. The word "Pahade" denotes 'from Pahad' in Nepali; or 'from the hills or mountains'; means 'belonging to hills and rural' in Nepalese.

Little harsh to say but in typical Nepali term, Pahade also refers to the people living in the hills or mountain, especially the Aryan ethnic group of people separating them from the rest ethnic groups.  
 

Well balanced Blade and a strong handle 

Blade: Not only the handle but the Pahade khukuri also has a special blade forged to withstand any rough and tough treatments. The blade is 10inch long with polished finishing. A semi-fuller layer runs across the main panel which adds to the strength and durability of the blade. This semi-fuller helps to cut down the unnecessary weight of the blade and evenly distributes the impact force generated when striking against a target. The overall blade is well-balanced for easy use and well-designed to withstand huge impacts. This blade is a display of true craftsmanship as it is very hard to craft.

Handle: The handle is 'Panawal' type; in strict kukri term means 'full-flat riveted' handle. Where the kukri’s handle is full-flat tang in which two handle pieces are glued together by epoxy and further riveted to strengthen the handle. The special and unique riveted handle is very strong, durable and a performer. It is highly efficient for hardcore knife works.

Scabbard: It has a traditional normal black leather scabbard. Near the mouth of the sheath, you can find a frog loop for belt to go through and carry it. While the tip of the scabbard has a lanyard loop for string to go through. This helps to avoid unwanted movement of the sheath.

Karda and Chakmak; two small backup and utility knives are included with Pahade Khukuri.

The common use of khukuri in villages 

We all the know that villages in Nepal are remote and lifestyle is far away from the comfort zone. This knife plays an important in day to day; its a tool through the day and safeguarding weapon in the nights. A common villager keeps his admired piece of khukuri hanged on their hips for domestic works and under their pillow as a security weapon. Even the women's love to keep this in the kitchen as a household tool, and as a security armor when they are alone. 

Khukuri in a remote village is mostly used cutting; for collecting firewoods, clearing the bush, fine chopping meat and anything that comes in front that needs a cut.

 

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