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Buying The Right Khukuri

There are many different types of khukuries that range from relatively inexpensive to very expensive. Before buying a khukuri knife, it is important that you consider the knife’s use, features, materials, and warranty.

1. How will you use it? There are many different types of khukuri knife which are intended to be used in very different ways.

Here are the most common uses:

•Everyday: Are you chopping meats, cutting paper?
•Outdoor (Backpacking/Climbing/Hiking/Camping): Does your activity involve using rope?
•Hunting/Fishing: Are you field dressing game or cleaning/filleting fish?
•Tactical/Survival: Do you need a heavy-duty knife that won’t fail?
•Limited Edition/Custom: Are you a collector?

2. What features are important to you? Each knife that you find will have a different set of features, usually associated with the blade, handle, and sharpness.

•Fixed-blade knives: Alw ays ready for use and dependable.
•Hunting knives, including gutting/skinning blade: For field dressing game.
•Thick Blade: For heavy-duty tasks.
•Light weight: Use of composite or other materials to minimize weight.
•Saw edge: For cutting wood or bone.
•Sharpness: Stays sharp and is easy to sharpen.

3. What is it made of and why? The materials of the blade and handle with have a significant impact on the use and longevity of your knife.

Blade Materials - A good blade combines good edge retention and ease of re-sharpening. All our blade are made of carbon steel.

Handle Materials – A good khukuri knife handle should feel solid and well constructed when you hold it. We suggest you consider a handle style and material that meets your needs and suits your preference.

•Horn Handla handles are durable under extreme conditions.
•Alluminium handle is durable.
•A wooden handle adds beauty to the knife.