KNIFE, THE KNIFE OF GURKAS
kukri knife is descending of the Kopis Greek, which is taken to East by
Alejandro Magno and adopted by the ethnic groups of Nepal.
it is the most famous and feared knife of the world.
knife with engraved handle
kukri knife, older than is known, is in the Museum of Katmandú and belonged
to Crack Drabya Shah, king of Gorkha, in 1627.
kukri knife is the most famous weapon of the Nepal. The
boys to the short age of 5 years have their own Kukri knife and are capable
in his handling.
the moment which a Gurkha enters in the army the kukri knife becomes an
extension of its arm. This knife is a tool that is used for everything, to
cut wood, to hunt, to clear the weeds etc.
knife whith engraved blade.
part of the Kukri knife has a cultural meaning and religious.
weight, the balance and the adjustment of the Kukri knife is something
crucial in their importance.
manufacture of this knife is very varied. Their blade vary much of quality,
since for their elaboration, at the present time, is used a great variety of
materials, like for example material railroader and crossbows of vehicles.
The best ones dream up of steel of more discharge calidad quality.
sheat can be adorned with engravings done of bones, ivory or metals.
knife with wood sheat decorated with metal.
The villagers work with
much more heavy kukri knives, their cases usually are of simple wood and his
blades less decorated.
The kukri knives do not
have a system I specify of dimensions, usually they have between 28 and 30
cm. Excepting to the ceremonial kukri knives, denominated "konra".
These ceremonial knives must have great dimensions and a cut very sharpened
so that at the moment of the sacrifice the head of the buffalo separates of
a clean cut.