It is more than just a cutting knife for a farmer- in fact its his partner and his safe keeper - Heartily loved by all Nepalese..
BhojPure Khukuri (Nepali)
A historic, iconic, old, and treasured khukuri with traditional and religious values in Nepalese culture.
Bhojpure Khukuri is fatter and heavier than the standard army knives. The blade is also made thicker to ease and quicken the cutting action. Since it is basically a cutting knife it is kept/made very simple. BhojPure these days are the modernized version of its older counterparts. They have been better finished to give a better look and appeal. A BhojPure is an outstanding working knife that can be also be used in rough conditions. It also makes an excellent and unique gift since the knife is historic, iconic, and has religious values.
Heartily loved by all Nepalese.. the ALL TIME FAVOURITE :)
Why this kukri is called "BhojPure"?
Bhojpur, a far eastern hilly village of Nepal where farming is the prime source of livelihood is famous for its khukuris (Local Production). The khukuri is named after this very old village as it is the origin source. Amongst the number of khukuris created and made by Bhojpures this format is the most famous of all that directly links the knife to the village. The original BhojPures dates back to many centuries but the exact dates and details are sketchy as it was never documented.
Why Bhojpure Khukuri? usage, beliefs, and tradition
Farmers used it and still use it to accomplish their daily domestic and livelihood activities that require cutting and hacking. Their everyday routine of performing household chores and various farming activities that involve a sharp edge is accomplished by this locally forged kukri. Along with other essentials farmers carry their personal BhojPure Kukris, and by it do just about anything that is required from a sharp edge and metallic tool to make a successful living. It's also a weapon to safeguard own self from predators and offenders.
It is more than just a cutting knife for a farmer- in fact, it's his partner and his safe keeper. BhojPure because it is an old and treasured khukuri, and has its own traditional and religious values in Nepalese culture. It is believed that a BhojPure khukuri would bring good fortune and prosperity when kept at home, it would also safeguard a home from evil and Satan spirits, would help a man sleep well when kept under his pillow, a bridegroom carries his ancestral BhojPure khukuri in his sash during marriage ceremony to represent his entire family and some typical families discard a BhojPure khukuri belonging to the dead man in his last rite believing it would scare away all evil spirits and take its master to heaven. All-most-all Nepalese keep the BhojPure kukri at home primarily because of these above beliefs.
Size of blade: 10 inch appox.
Materials: Water buffalo leather scabbard, rosewood handle, 2 x small knives KARDA CHAKMAK
Origin: Bhojpur, Eastern Nepal
- Actual Weight (gm): 575
- Overall weight (gm): 825
- Shipping weight (gm): 1125
- Blade finishing: Polished
- Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
- Blade material: 5160
- Place of Origin: Bhojpur, Eastern Nepal
- Accompanying knives/B-up: Karda Chakmak
- Blade thickness (mm): 10
- Handle finishing: Polish
- Sheath: Black Leather
- Tang type: Stick
- Fixture: Brass
- Edge grinding: Semi convex
- Edge Hardness: 55-57 hrc
- Blade (panel) Grinding: Full Flat
- Function: Indoor, Gift, Domestic use, Outdoor, Regular Work