Gurkha Chitlange Khukuri Khukri Kukrri Kukri Knife 11 inch Sharp Blade Aluminum HandleThis Khukuri is made in Chitlang village of central mountain of Nepal . It has a simple but elegant look with sharp and long thin blade. This Khukuri is light weight in its size category but strong and can be used for both house -hold use and self- defense. The Aluminum handle gives solid grip and makes easy to use.The Khukuri is a traditional knife from Nepal. It is used as a tool and as a weapon in Nepal and some neighboring countries of South Asia. Traditionally it was, and in many cases still is, the basic utility knife of the Nepalese people. Khukuri is the pride of the Gurkhas anda symbolof bravery in Nepal. It is also the weapon of the Nepalese Army, the Royal Gurkha Rifles, the Assam Rifles, the Assam Regiment of Indian Army and of all Gurkha regiments throughout the world. so much so that some English-speakers refer to the weapon Khukuri as a the “Gurkha blade" or the "Gurkha knife" or Kukri. The Kukhuri often appears in Nepalese heraldry and is used in many traditional rituals as well as in wedding ceremonies. The home of the Kukhuri is the small hilly district of Bhojpur located in Eastern Nepal. The district is the home of a large number of blacksmith who have been making the Kukhuris from immemorial times.Blade MaterialHighly Graded Carbon Steel, Semi/unpolished bladeSteel CategoryA grade leaf spring steel (from car or jeep 5160)Hardness of SteelSpine 22 & 25 Rc, Midpoint of the belly 45 & 46 Rc, and the edge 54 & 55 Rc.Handle Made OfAluminumLength of Handle5 inchScabbard Made OfWater Buffalo Hide/Leather (Outside) and Pine wood (Inside)Manufacturing typeHandmade with fix bladeThickness of Spine1 cmLength of Blade11 InchOverall Length16 InchWeight of Blade700-750 GramsOverall Weight 900 GramsShipping Weight1.0 Kilogram*As Khukuris are handmade they may have slight variations in measurements.The Khukuricomes with in a leather case and with two smaller knives: theKardaandtheChakmakTheKardais used as an auxiliary knife and The Chakmakis used for sharpening the blade of the Kukhuri.The Khukuri can be a useful working tool as well as an excellent present for decoration.Shipping:We will ship within 24 hours from the receipt of payment and advise tracking number. We use international expedited shipping.Delivery:USA, UK: 4 ~ 6 Working DaysAUS/ CANADA/ / EU: 4 ~ 7 working daysRest : 6 ~9 working daysHANDLING AND CARE OF KHUKURIHOW TO REMOVE YOUR KHUKURI FROM SCABBARDDo not encircle the scabbard with your finger while taking out your Khukuri. This may cause injury.·When you take out the Kukri from its case or scabbard, always make sure that the sharp side of the blade is opposite to your body.·If the blade is stuck in the case or scabbard, do not try to take it out with force, Move the blade up and down a couple of times and try to pull it slowly out.HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR KHUKURI?·Please apply machine / gun oil, on the blade at least once a month or every time after use. As Kukhuris are made of carbon steel, make sure not to leave any fingerprint on the blade. The fingerprints may contribute to the blade to rust.In case rust develops, rub it off with fine sandpaper, clean the dirt using petroleum oil, wipe it off with a clean cloth and apply lubricating oil.·Both sides of the Chakmak can be used to sharpen the blade of THE KHUKURI. However, a sharpening stone is recommended.·Please do not to expose the Scabbard to the sun for a long time, as heating may shrink the Scabbard and can make the blade difficult to inserted in the Scabbard.CAUTIONKhukuri can be dangerous. There are some ways to use it in order to avoid accident.DO NOT HIT THE KUKHURI AGAINST ANY METAL, STONES OR ANY OTHER HARD MATERIALS. Make sure your blade is always dry after use and apply some lubricants on the blade to protect it from rust.IMPORT REGULATIONS:We request you to check import regulation and custom duties before ordering the item. Import duties, taxes and other charges ( if any) at destination countries are of buyer ’s responsibility and hence we shall not take any responsibilities on these.