AITIHASIK (Gorkhali Sainik) khukuri; the 1st Nepali knife ever documented.. the knife British really feared
"Aitihasik"meaning 'historic' or 'antique' is the legend of all khukuris that has a proud historic significance in Nepal. It is actually the replicated version in style, shape and size of the original kukri that was issued to the “Gorkhali Army” in the 18th century. The Gorkhali Paltan (Army) or famously known as the “Gorkhas” is the first recognized and documented Arm Force of Nepal that was started by King Prithivi Narayan Shah from Gorkha who went to war with a mission to unite all scattered kingdoms into one. The strong military force armed with khukuris, spears, swords and few pump guns conquered all kingdoms and united them into one kingdom, one nation in 1768 AD, which later became Nepal. The Gorkhali Army not only united Nepal but also prevented the British from invading the country who had already taken over India then. Its history dates back to late18th century when Gorkhali Sainik led by the king and many of his successful army generals initiated the national campaign of expanding its boarders far and further. Soldiers in the battle carried the khukuri for both reasons, as a main weapon and as a back up weapon in their armory. The famous battle of “Nalapani” in Deheradun of India, commanded by the great general Balbhadra Kunwor from the Gorkha’s side, witnessed the Aitihasik khukuri in full action, swinging and slaughtering the British, proving it as a lethal and decisive weapon in the hand of a Gorkha (Gorkhali Sainik / soldier).
This AITIHASIK (Gorkhali Sainik) is original gorkhali khukuri that was heavily used in the history of Nepal by the real Gurkhali Army. This gurkha khukuri resembles the histroy and glory of Nepal; many wars that the brave gorkha people fought for the unification of Nepal and beyond. This kukri knife is also known by multiple names such as gurka knife, ghurka knife, gurkhas knife, gorkha khukuri that was used as military gurkha kukris. With this fact we can produly say that its the authentic Nepali kukri used by the Gorkhali Sena in many Gorkha wars fought by the house of Gorkha against the British East India Company and other small kingdoms. This khukuri played such a vital and successive role that king Prithivi named some of his regiments after its name like the Narasingha Khukuri Brigade, Kaalbhairab 1st Khukuri Brigade to name a few.
The glory of Gorkha, Gorkhas and Khukuri started from this era…
Khukuri House (KHHI) and the AITIHASIK (Gorkhali Sainik) Kukri
KHHI has always been on the top notch in making the original Nepali Kukri. We have given our best to keep its originality both in design and quality. This historic kukri was made to show the importance and glory of kukri. Few things you need to know about this gorkhali kukri from Nepal.
- The khukuri has unpolished blade to resemble the originals
- The khukuri has two straight fullers to resemble the originals
- The shape of the blade is forged wider towards the head/upper portion, done for better swing and force
- The wooden handle is slightly curved towards the end for easier and better grip
- Its scabbard is made from special buffalo hide with embossing and patterns overlaid
- Tip or Kothi is discarded in the scabbard unlike the regular ones. This absence gives the feeling of originality and a look of very traditional khukuris
- Also designed as a solid jungle utility knife like a machete
Size of Blade: 13 inches approx.
Materials / Features: Special treated buffalo leather scabbard, Rosewood handle
KHHI also supplies the following Promotional Materials with every shipment:
- KHHI Warranty Card [1 year Guarantee + Lifetime Warranty]
- KHHI Brochure [Company's profile, its websites, products and related] Info leaflet [Info of Gurkhas and Khukuri]
- KHHI Manual [Tips and techniques on handling, maintaining and using a Khukuri]
- Design Khukuri Pamphlet [Custom-design your own khukuri/ knife through KHHI]
- Letter from MD [An official letter addressed by the MD himself to the buyer]
- Letter of Declaration [Letter of authenticity and confidence declared by FHAN (Federation of Handicraft Association of Nepal)]
- Actual Weight (gm): 710
- Overall weight (gm): 975
- Shipping weight (gm): 1475
- Blade finishing: Unpolished
- Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
- Blade material: 5160
- Place of Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal
- Accompanying knives/B-up: None
- Blade thickness (mm): 8
- Handle finishing: Polished
- Sheath: Special treated buffalo leather scabbard
- Tang type: Stick
- Fixture: Iron
- Edge grinding: Semi convex
- Edge Hardness: 55-57 hrc
- Blade (panel) Grinding: Full Flat
- Function: Gift, Military, Outdoor, Combat, Collection, Regular Work
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My Sixth Knife
I feel honoured owning this great historic weapon. even though it is an old design it looks really good and the handle without having the butt cap in place is nice as is the wood used to create it. MANGALDHAN (M) has, again, crafted another work of art.
Date: 14th April, 2019