the Budhune Kukri (Classic)

the Budhune Kukri (Classic)

For those people who love the traditional and iconic design over the modern ones and for those who seek for effective, high mobility and a persistent kukri knife...

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USD 100.00

USD 34.8

the Budhune Kukri (Classic); Special, Original and Vintage Kukri from the master’s own creation..

Budhune Kukris from early 1900's

Another outstanding kukri from KHHI’s blade smith (master craftsmen) forged to fill up the vacuum of Traditional and Classic version from the history, that is built very light but with heavy re-curved and broad blade projected to deliver a very good balance, feel and cutting power. The desire to own an authentic version of the iconic kukri from the past with all its original features and details, that come very striking and unique and is versatile at the same time, ends with the “the Budhune Kukri (Classic)” - a master stroke from KHHI’s craftsmen who have been making khukuri since their childhood. The original and Classic “Budhune kukri” is for those people who love the traditional and iconic design over the modern ones and for those who seek for effective, high mobility and a persistent kukri knife.

What is Budhune?? What does a Budhune kukri mean?? 
Budhune is a kukri term used to denote the fatty (broad) chest of a kukri blade. The chest or the upper portion of the blade is made significantly wide and the profile takes a sharp inward curve towards the belly when going to the ricasso area leaving an interesting yet very appealing shape. This kind of shape was mostly adapted in the classic era where the kukri was used aggressively as a dominant weapon. The broad chest will give the extra frontage weight, thus a lethal blow can be auto-generated in a single thrust/swing. Kukris with budhune shaped profile are simply the Budhune Kukris. 

nepali-farmer-with-budhune-kukriBlade:: The unique and special feature of this blade is that it is forged very broad at the belly and makes a sharp inward turn at its re-curve making the blade look very elegant, classic and lethal at the same time. The broad width provides excellent weight and feel in the upper section of the blade, making swinging and hacking much easier and more effective even though the overall weight of the kukri is very less. The heavy weight/mass at the front generates a natural swing that aids the knife in successfully executing heavy and stressful works. A beautiful pattern is carved in the upper spine of the blade as part of decoration.

Handle:: It has a traditional “Parawal” or “Rat/Stick Tail Tang” handle with brass fixtures (pommel and butt cap). The handle gets some curve as it finishes towards the butt cap crafted to provide an easier and better grip. The classic shaped wooden handle has a thick long tang inside that is strongly fitted by epoxy and firmly secured at the back by a thick pommel that is peened over. The curved handle provides a perfectly balanced feel for the heavy broad blade at the front and thus handling is very easy. Thick (20 gauge) Brass Fixtures (bolster with lip and butt cap) are used to complete the making of this special Budhune vintage kukri’s handle.

Blade size: 13 inches approx. (polished)
Handle size: 4.5 inches approx. (polished)
Blade Thickness: 6-7 mm approx. (triangular) and tapering as it finishes at Tip
Weight: 700 gms approx. (Blade + Handle)

Materials / Features: Water buffalo leather sheath, Indian Rosewood handle, Brass fixtures, 5160 steel
Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal

Unlike as shown in the photos above, due to extreme short supply of special treated leather now the “Budhune” khukuri comes with a Normal Black leather sheath and the price has been revised accordingly 

The below video is the making of a custom Budhune kukri with chirras/fullers on the blade made for a regular customer. Its a custom design order.


  • Actual Weight (gm): 700
  • Overall weight (gm): 1000
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1400
  • Blade finishing: Polished
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade material: 5160
  • Place of Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Blade thickness (mm): 7
  • Handle finishing: Polished
  • Sheath: Water buffalo leather sheath
  • Tang type: Stick
  • Fixture: Brass
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
  • Edge Hardness: 55-57 hrc
  • Blade (panel) Grinding: Full Flat
  • Materials: Wood, Brass fixtures, 5160 steel, brass , rosewood , leather
  • Function: Gift, Domestic use, Jungle warfare, Show Piece, Regular Work

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]
  • 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)]

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I would like to express my great thanks to KHHI and especially to Mr. “M” Mangaldan Biswakarma for an excellent and beautiful kukri knife I have received recently. Superb quality of the blade, excellent carving in the handle, the knife carefully balanced. It is a real masterpiece. I also very appreciate the kydex holster added unexpectadely as a present. Thank you so much.

Date: 29th July, 2020

Daniela Nádvorníková

Budhune Kukri (Classic)

I ordered this Kukri on 12 July 2019, it arrived on 5 August 2019. Never expected to get it so fast. I am very impressed with how quickly it was completed and shipped. I expected to wait a good deal longer. The Kukri is GORGEOUS!! Absolutely love it! The blade is polished like a mirror. The weight and balance are superior! It's quite a bit lighter than I expected of such a large weapon. It's very easy to wield, very comfortable in the hand. The handle carvings are intricate and elegant. The brass furniture is shiny and free of blemishes. I think this is more a work of fine art than a weapon. A beautifully executed example of the blade master's art. I ordered several additional features too. All of which were included. The scabbard is black buffalo leather. Very sturdy with a three position frog. I think I'm just going to leave it on the display rack I ordered for it. It's just too pretty to get dirty. I am definitely going to order more from KHHI. Ten out of ten stars!!!!

Date: 7th August, 2019



The knife and sheath are very nice, high quality and a joy to receive.
However, in attempting to insert the knife into the leather sheath, it is misaligned and the blade penetrated the sheath effectively ruining the sheath.
Thank you


Date: 6th February, 2019

Curtis Poppenberg

great job and tribute to the man himself.PRIDE IN CRAFTSMANSHIP. BRAVO

Date: 25th September, 2018

gary zenchyshyn 799 calohoo rd spruce grove alb. canada

My satisfaction

I would like to share my feelings after buying in this store. I am excited about the business approach, quality and design of my three kukri ...
I especially appreciate and highlight the craftsmanship of Mr. Parshuram Bishwakarma and I am glad to own the beautiful kukri Parshuram SPL Classic.
Aleš Pilát,Czech republic

Date: 29th July, 2018

Ales Pilat Czech Republic

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