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Hanshee khukuri logo

Hanshee khukurī (हँसिया खुकुरी)

A commonly used name for an early type of long slender khukurī.
Hanshee khukuri logo

A hanshee khukurī

A rare and sought-after type. This one comes in its original silver mounted scabbard.
Fine 1850s khukurī

A fine 19th century khukurī

With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.
Budhune khukuri logo

A fine budhune khukurī

A fat-bellied variety of the Nepalese khukurī with mirror polished blade and iron handle with fine silver overlay.
Royal Palace Kukri logo

Gold mounted presentation khukurī

Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
Wooden scabbard khukuri logo

Khukurī in wooden scabbard

The scabbard carved as to closely mimic a tooled leather scabbard.
Trousse khukuri logo

A trousse khukurī

Its scabbard with 12 pockets, with 10 of the items remaining.
Khukuri with inlaid hilt logo

Large khukurī with inlaid hilt

Late 19th century with a good, well-made blade.
Early sirupate khukuri logo

An early sirupātē khukurī

With a heavy blade of elegant slender form. Complete with tools.
A military khukuri of the 19th century logo

19th century military khukurī

A workhorse with a stamped mark at the base of the blade.
Half bone hilted khukuri logo

Half bone hilted khukurī

With wide blade and a two-tone hilt in cattle bone and wood, capped with brass.
19th century khukuri

A good old khukurī

Of late 19th century make, with a very good blade.
Ramree Veteran khukurī logo

Ramree veteran khukurī

Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Kothimora khukuri

Kothimora khukurī (कोथि मुहुड़ा खुकुरि)

Nepali for a khukurī with an ornamental scabbard.
Signed Kothimora khukuri logo

The khukri of Peter L. Achard

Also known as kothimora khukuri, in a scabbard with repousse silver mounts.
A humble khukurī logo

A humble service khukurī

A 19th-century piece with a simple blade but nicely carved hilt.
Eccentric khukuri logo

An eccentric khukurī

With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
Wootz

Phaulād (फौलाद्)

Nepali word for wootz, a type of prized crucible steel.
Nepalese steel

Ispāt (इस्पात्)

Nepali word for steel.
Khukuri wood handle

Bhālu kāṭh (भालु काठ)

Nepali word for Chinese Magnolia, the wood used for khukurī handles.
Khukuri hilt wood

Paṭpaṭe (पट्पटे)

Nepali word for the Chinese magnolia wood used to make khukurī handles.
Chain embroidery

Sã̄gle buṭṭā (साँगले बुट्टा)

Nepali word that means "ornamentation in chains".
Dotted work logo

Mākhe buṭṭā (माखे बुट्टा)

Nepali word for a kind of ornamentation consisting of lines of small dots.
Hook work on kukri hilt

Haikale buṭṭā (हैकले बुट्टा)

Nepali word for a kind of ornamentation on a khukri handle, like a succession of hooks
Jire logo

Jire buṭṭā (जिरे बुट्टा)

Nepali word for fluted ornamentation, "like cumin seed".
Belahari work on kukri scabbard

Belahari (बेलहरि)

Nepali word for scrollwork embroidery.
Belahari work on kukri scabbard

Belahari buṭṭā (बेलहरि बुट्टा)

Nepali word for scrollwork embroidery on a khukuri scabbard.
Embroidery

Bel-buṭṭā (बेल्-बुट्टा)

Nepali word for scrollwork embroidery on a khukuri scabbard.
Butta work

Buṭṭā (बुट्टा)

Nepali word for embroidery; braid; filigree work.
Karda logo

Cakmak (चक्मक्)

Nepali word for the small fire striker often carried in the scabbard of a khukurī.
Kukri karda

Karda (कर्द)

Nepali word for the small utility knife carried in the scabbard of a khukurī.
Kukri purse logo

Khisā (खिसा)

Nepali word for the purse carried in the scabbard of a khukurī.
Kothi

Kothi (कोथि)

Nepali for the silver chape on some khukurī.
Kukri scabbard

Dāp (दाप्)

Nepali word for the scabbard of a khukurī.
Khukuri bolster

Kã̄jo (काँजो)

Nepali word for the bolster of a khukuri.
Chirra logo

Chirra

Collector's term for the ridges outlining grooves on a khukurī blade.
Cira on khukuri

Cirā चिरा

Nepali term for the ridges outlining grooves on a khukurī blade.
Ang khola khukuri logo

Āṅa khol khukurī (आङ आङ खुकुरी)

A subtype of khukurī that has a single fuller in the main portion of the blade.
ana khukuri logo

Āṅa khukurī (आङ खुकुरी)

A subtype of khukurī that has no fullers in the main portion of the blade.
Tin chirra khukuri logo

Tīna cirā khukurī (तीन चिरा खुकुरी)

A subtype of khukurī that has three fullers in the main portion of the blade.
Dui chirra khukuri logo

Du'i cirā khukurī (दुइ चिरा खुकुरी)

A subtype of khukurī that has two fullers in the main portion of the blade.
Dui chirra khukuri logo

A "dui chirra" khukuri

Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
Khukri grip

Bĩṛ (बिँड़्)

Nepali word for the handle of a khukuri.
Pato khukuri logo

Pāto (पातो)

Nepali word for the "shoulder" of a khukurī blade.
Khol on khukri

Khol (खोल्)

Nepali for the grooves running the base of a khukuri blade.
Khukuri kauro logo

Kauro (कौड़ो)

Nepali term for the notch at the base of a khukurī blade.
Edge logo

Dhār (धार्)

Nepali term for the edge of a blade.
blade of kukri logo

Bāṛ (बाड़्)

Nepali term for the blade of a khukurī.
Khukuri glossary logo

A Nepalese khukurī glossary

A historical glossary of terminology of this iconic Nepalese knife.
Budhunē kukri logo

Budhunē khukurī (बुधुने खुकुरी)

A variation of khukri with a short, broad blade.