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AITIHASIK (Gorkhali Sainik)

AITIHASIK (Gorkhali Sainik)

The replicated version in style, shape and size of the original kukri that was issued to the "Gorkhali Army" in the 18th century..

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USD 99.99

USD 38.28

Delivery: Estimated between Apr 01, 2024 and Apr 11, 2024

Item Location: Nepal

Return: 14 days return policy.

Default Specification

  • Blade Size (in): 13
  • Handle Size (in): 4.5
  • Handle Material: Rosewood
  • Actual Weight (gm): 625
  • Overall weight (gm): 835
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1250
  • 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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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 Gorkhali Sainik preparing for battledocumented 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).

a-Gorkha-couple-1800sThis 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 knifegorkha khukuri that was used as military gurkha kukris. With this fact we can proudly 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 in world history that at later stage Gorkhas and Kukris were forever inter-linked to one another as synonyms; the flesh and blood sort of relation.

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
  • The 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 khukuri.
  • 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


The Warrior Tribes; are the men who mainly joined the Gorkhali force and laid the foundation of the Gorkha raj...

Rai, Limbu, Sunuwars, Magar and Gurung are called the warrior tribes of the Gurkha clan. They are the direct and indirect decedents of the Kirati caste that entered Nepal in around 12th BCE from South-East plains of China and ruled Nepal from 8th BCE to 3rd CE after toppling the Maheshpal dynasty. King Yalamber was the 1st king of Kirat dynasty. These people are mainly short in stature, have small physique and Chinese-like features and live mainly in the hills and mountains. They worship nature, their ancestors and most follow Shivaism. The difficult terrains, very hard life and the inborn survival instinct make them very tough soldiers. Kiratis have always been the backbone of army of any dynasty that came to power in Nepal.


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Gabby Rios Verified Buyer

California, USA

Date: 15th November, 2023

An Historical Khukuri!

My order arrived today (11-14-23) after approx. two weeks. The khukuris were well packaged and oiled. After wiping off the AITIHASIK and inspecting it, I was very impressed with the craftsmanship! From 'end to end' I couldn't find any imperfections. The kami that created this masterpiece is "M." At 13" it's the largest and heaviest of my khukuris. It's very sharp and well balanced. I ordered the AITIHASIK with the default specifications to keep it as historically accurate as possible. I may be ordering another one with a full flat tang and micarta handle so it could be used for heavy duty purposes should the need arise. Thank you to kami "M" and KHHI for producing exellent khukuris. Keep up the fine work : )

Paul Sofonea Verified Buyer

Date: 24th August, 2023

I ordered two kukris, one for my brother and the other one for me, made by the same kami. They came yesterday, the shipping itself didn't take long, about a week(from nepal). Both blades look and feel gorgeous, the edge is way sharper than I expected, and the sheath is a artpiece itself(it is different from the photos on the website, the sheath I received is a more traditional one, I actually prefer this one). Overall really happy, I will most likely order again. Kind regards and Namaste Paul Sofonea

charles perham Verified Buyer

Morley, WA, Australia

Date: 20th July, 2021

Delighted once again.

Hello again to everyone at KHHI, this is my second khukuri from you and it won't be the last. Please pass my compliments to Mr Kumar Rasaily for his excellent work. I like the idea that this knife is based on the older style and love it's simplicity. Once again my order arrived more than a week early so thank you for your great service. Your service from Nepal is as fast if not faster than ordering something in my own country. Thanks once again. C. Perham, Western Australia

Alonso Osorio Verified Buyer

Las Vegas, Nevada

Date: 25th May, 2021

Amazing customer service, beautiful product, you will not be disappointed

Let me start by saying that my new Khukuri blew my expectations out of the water. Everything from the quality of the Kydex sheath to the fit and feel in the hand are all spot on. The customization features are what really stand out as the Micarta scales and Kydex sheath bring the whole weapon together. KHHI’s customer service is exceptional and I would like to give shout-outs to Usha and Divya for their correspondences. Shipping time was also very fast considering it came from Nepal. At first, I hesitated at purchasing the product but am so happy I did. Great work KHHI. Keep it up!

Ian Alexander Verified Buyer


Date: 20th July, 2020

fascinating khukuri

If I could I would love to get another couple of these for my wife and daughter to use the next time I take them out. This is truly a blade that one can trust their life on, and if taken care of I’m sure will last a lifetime if not more.

KHHI Nepal has done an amazing job, both in their excellent customer service as well as the craftsman that made the knife. This is something rarely seen in the knife & sword community.

Thank you very much, and Namaste.

Read the complete review  >> my Khukuri Ian Alexander



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