Language: English, based on phonetic Nepali
Source: In common use


Kukri is a common simplified method to spell the more correct khukri खुक्रि or khukurīi (खुकुरी). Kukri is often used by collectors of these knives in the English speaking world.

The khukuri is a utility and fighting knife that is mainly associated with the Ghurkas. It is characterized by a forward curving blade that widens considerably before forming a fairly sharp point.

Main article: khukuri (खुकुरी)

Glossary searchkhukurī

Also see: A Nepalese khukurī glossary


A khukuri of the late 19th centuryA fine late 19th century khukuri with silver mounts.
Listed by Mandarin Mansion in 2020.

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Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.


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


With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.


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


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


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