Biltong (Pocket Kukri)
Perfect size, a combination of steel and sharp edge and the ability to fit inside a pocket; Handy, Mobility..
Delivery: Estimated between Apr 01, 2024 and Apr 11, 2024
Item Location: Nepal
Biltong (Pocket Kukri) >> perfect mini kukri knife; very handy and usable
Interesting Story behind the name..
Name of this kukri is actually the imitation of the South African term used for dried and cured meats. This interesting and appealing name is in fact the courtesy of one of the main importers of South Africa who used to buy from Khukuri House KHHI long time back. The gentleman saw the potential of this mini kukri as a better and cheaper means of cutting dry meat hence named it as the BILTONG KUKRI. He started ordering in massive quantity and promoted the knife in his country under the name “Biltong Gurkha Kukri”. This is how the unique name originated that exists till date.
Wikipedia says "Biltong is a form of dried, cured meat that originated in Southern African countries (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and Zambia)"
KHHI's version of Biltong knife >>
We offer 2 types of Biltong; MS and CS versions.
MS means MILD STEEL hence this version is only good for very light and slicing works
CS means CARBON STEEL. This is made from high carbon 5160 steel like the big kukris and is well heat treated with the edge HRC at around 55-56 HRC. Hence this can be used as a proper cutting knife
This 5 inch bladed kukri knife instantly picked up in the local market in Nepal so KHHI also started producing for retail under the same name. Biltong stormed the kukri market in no time and now it’s seen being made by almost every manufacturer. It is now more known as the “Pocket Kukri”. It is because of its perfect size; a fine combination of steel and sharp edge, and the ability to fit inside a pocket; mobility, made the knife very famous and high on demand. It can also be used as a small cutting tool, a domestic utility knife and would come very handy in safari, trekking and for outdoor cutting activities etc. It is equally good to give away as gifts and souvenirs to near and dear ones. Its a perfect display piece too. Affordable price, handy size and more efficient in its own right makes the Biltong one of the best sellers of all time. The shape resembles the popular shape of the standard Gurkha Issue version. Biltong has the typical kukri look. It is well polished overall and has brass fixtures (Sheath Tip and Handle Bolster)
- Size of blade: 5 inch approx. (Traditional)
- Size of handle: 3.5 inch approx. (Traditional)
- Materials: Water buffalo leather sheath, Indian rosewood/buffalo horn handle, MS/CS blade
- Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal