Gurkha Bhojpure Panawal Khukuri Khukri Kukkri Kukri Knife 10.5 inch Full Tang Grip Block HandleThis is 10 inch "Bhojpure Khukuri" as it originally comes from Bhojpur; eastern hilly district of Nepal that is very famousfor Khukuri making.This Khukuri is semi polished and has high temper. This Kukriis heavier than the standard blade Khukuri and used by farmers in the field and also in general household use. The scabbardof this Khuri is made ofbeautiful natural leather.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 Material Highly Graded Carbon Steel, unpolished blade Steel Category A grade leaf spring steel (from car or jeep 5160) Hardness of Steel Spine 22 & 25 Rc, Midpoint of the belly 45 & 46 Rc, and the edge 54 & 55 Rc. Handle Made Of Rose Wood Length of Handle 5.5 inch Scabbard Made Of Water Buffalo Hide/Leather (Outside) and Pine wood (Inside) Manufacturing type Handmade with fix blade Length of Blade 10 Inch Overall Length 15 Inch Weight of Blade 800-850 Grams Overall Weight 1.0 Kilogram Shipping Weight 1.5 Kilogram *As Khukuris are handmade they mayhave slight variations in measurements.The Khukuri comes with in a leather case and with two smallerknives: the Kardaandthe ChakmakTheKardais used asan auxiliary knife and The Chakmakis used for sharpening theblade of the Kukhuri.The Khukuri can be a useful workingtool as well as an excellent present for decoration.Shipping:We will ship within 24 hours from the receipt of payment and advise trackingnumber. We use international expedited shipping.Delivery:USA, UK: 3 ~ 5 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 yourfinger while taking out your Khukuri. This may cause injury.·Whenyou take out the Kukri from its case or scabbard, always make surethat the sharp side of the blade is opposite to your body.·Ifthe blade is stuck in the case or scabbard, do not try to take it out withforce, Move the blade up and down a couple of times and try to pull itslowly out.HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR KHUKURI?·Pleaseapply machine / gun oil, on the blade at least once a month or every time afteruse. As Kukhuris are made of carbon steel, make sure not to leave anyfingerprint on the blade. The fingerprints may contribute to the blade torust.In case rust develops, rub it off with fine sandpaper, clean thedirt using petroleum oil, wipe it off with a clean cloth and apply lubricatingoil.·Bothsides of the Chakmak can be used to sharpen the blade of THE KHUKURI. However, asharpening stone is recommended.·Pleasedo not to expose the Scabbard to the sun for a long time, as heating may shrinkthe Scabbard and can make the blade difficult to inserted in the Scabbard.CAUTIONKhukuri can be dangerous. There aresome ways to use it in order to avoid accident.DO NOT HIT THE KUKHURI AGAINST ANYMETAL, STONES OR ANY OTHER HARD MATERIALS. Make sure your blade is always dryafter 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 beforeordering the item. Import duties, taxes and other charges ( if any) atdestination countries are of buyer ’s responsibility and hence we shall nottake any responsibilities on these.