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Buff Head (the LARGEST)

Buff Head (the LARGEST)

This is the largest khukuri made by KHHI and probably in the whole world... 'Mother of all Khukuris'

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36
12-15
Rosewood
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USD 399.00

USD 117.78

Delivery: Estimated between May 16, 2024 and May 26, 2024

Item Location: Nepal

Return: 14 days return policy.

Default Specification

  • Blade Size (in): 36
  • Handle Size (in): 12-15
  • Handle Material: Rosewood
  • Actual Weight (gm): 4500
  • Overall weight (gm): 6300
  • Shipping weight (gm): 8300
  • Blade finishing: Polished
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade material: 5160
  • Place of Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Accompanying knives/B-up: Karda Chakmak
  • Blade thickness (mm): 12.5
  • Handle finishing: Polished
  • Sheath: Buffalo leather
  • Tang type: Stick
  • Fixture: Brass
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
  • Edge Hardness: 55-57 hrc
  • Blade (panel) Grinding: Full Flat
  • Function: Sacrifical, Decoration, Gift, Collection
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Buff Head (the LARGEST khukuri); a ceremonial and celebrated knife in Nepal

kukri-poojaThis is the largest kukri knife made by Khukuri House Handicraft Industry (KHHI) and probably in the whole world. The blade is extraordinarily long measuring about 4 feet, a staggering 36 inches that is occasionally used for slaughtering very big buffaloes during festivals and sacrificial ceremonies and hence named "Buff Head" or Buffaloes’ Head. In "Maar", one of the religious days of Dashain (Nepalese main festival), domestic animals are sacrificed after all the necessary rituals are undertaken. It is a customary (tradition) in Nepal that families celebrate the festival by sacrificing domestic animals (mainly goats, buffaloes, and chickens) at home or mostly at temples as an offering to the goddess “Durgamata”. This is where the 'Buff Head' comes into practice sometimes when huge buffaloes are to be beheaded. It is also important to mention that the beheading has to be done in one single blow otherwise the failure to do so would bring ill-fortune to the whole community witnessing the ceremony. It is a belief that still goes strong and must be achieved at any cost.

 

The enormous size is the strength and attraction of the khukuri. The size demands the attention of the observers and at the same time demands skill and effort for the makers. The Buff Head becomes the center of attraction in an ambient where as becomes a painstaking job to accomplish when making. It is the extreme labor needed and time invested that contributes to the high cost of the khukuri as everything has be done by hand with just simple utility tools. It takes almost 5 days for three skilled craftsmen to get a Buff Head ready working round the clock. The very work of forging 2-3 steels into one huge single size is one of the challenges of crafting Buff Head, let along other preparations.

 

traditional-sacrificial-khukuriThe gigantic size of the Buff Head is the strength and weakness to be precise. Strength, because it demands attention, the scary size appeals an eye for at least a glance; a perfect displayer to amaze. Weakness, because the huge size of the kukri makes it almost impossible to use for the very reason it was made for. Hence Buff Head is more a display item than using even though it can be used when needed. Historically speaking it has always found near and dear space at big guns dwellings, to reflect status and power. This religious khukuri has always held a special place in the hearts of people of all races and walks of life.

Buff Head kukri, the hardest to craft because of its sheer weight which weighs a hefty 4.5 kilos (10 lbs). It is basically a normal khukuri like the famous “BhojPuire” if not for the size. Biswakarmas or the "Born Kukri Makers" only make the Buff Head.

Two accompanying knives of the khukuri alone stand almost 8-10 inches (blade). It is therefore a complete full-sized knife that can be used as a knife independently.

Basic Specs::

  • Size of blade: 36 inch approx.
  • Size of the handle: 12-15 inch approx.
  • Weight: 4.5 kilos (10 lbs)
  • Two accompanying knives: almost 8-10 inches (blade)
  • Making time: almost 5 days for 3 skilled craftsmen 
  • 2-3 steels forged into one huge blade
  • Materials: Water buffalo leather scabbard, rosewood handle, 2 x standard accompanying knives
  • Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

longest khukuri in world World's Longest Khukuri

'BUFF HEAD' is the largest/ longest khukuri (kukri knife) in the world commercially available for sale at the Khukuri House, KHHI, Nepal. based on this you can order a customized version of the largest kukri. Below is the video showing the making process yet another world longest kukri. This kukri was designed and made on a custom order. This customized kukri is 7 ft / 84 inch, yet another World's largest kukri/khukuri in the world. It has 60 inch long blade and 20 inch long wooden handle. It is nicked as MOTHER of all khukuris.

 

We have even made larger khukuri than BUFF Head, this is making video of 80 inches (almost 7 feet) khukuri at Khukuri House. Watch the video

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Adam S Verified Buyer

Green Mountain, North Carolina, United States

Date: 14th April, 2024

Quality:

Finishing as described:

Customer Service:

Beautiful Work

The craftsmanship presented on this piece is unbelievable. I have found it to be one of my most prized possessions and I look forward to my next purchases!


Nick Slater Verified Buyer

Date: 26th October, 2022

Buff Head with Brass handle and decorated artisian sheath

After being a regular customer from KHHI, i decided to order something special for myself. I asked for a decorated buffs head khukri, after a few brief emails with KHHI's wonderful customer service and a few ideas from themselves I placed my order. Due to the large costs involved I asked for a finance option which was provided at a fantastic level.  

Please view the pictures of the custom decorated buff's head khukri i ordered from KHHI. It is nothing short of awesome the dragon carved blade is magnificent, and it is really well done. The handle is executed flawlessly too, it also gives a great grip due to all the contouring and patterns. The scabbard is also a work of art it really makes the whole item pop out and shine. Please look at the pictures and I hope they do this piece justice. It is the among the best khukri in the many collections i have ever seen. It is something that I hope it will be passed down for generations to come. 

I have put my 15inch bladed Chitlange beside it for some scale of this behemoth. 

Anyone who has an idea please get in touch with these guys, they do great work for great prices, Artisan or purely functional.

Nick Slater
QL8540


Andreas Schumann Verified Buyer

Germany

Date: 12th March, 2021

Absolut "das Messer", wunderschön und beste Qualität.

ich habe 3 aus dem Hause, unter anderem den "Großen". Mein Freund brachte mir in den 1980 ern immer einen von seinen Treckingtouren in Nepal mit. ist schon ein paar "Wochen " her und "the Largest" sieht immer noch aus wie neu. Gute Qualität.

I have 3 from the house, including the "big one". My friend always brought me one of his trekking tours in Nepal in the 1980s. It's been a few "weeks" and "the Largest" still looks like new. Good quality.


Russ Cummings Verified Buyer

USA

Date: 3rd September, 2018

Saroj,
Wow! Better than I imagined.
Thank you, Sir & thank all your craftsman that worked on the project.

Respectfully,
Russ Cummings, USA
BOK317


MIKE Mueller Verified Buyer

WI 53920 USA

Date:

36 inch buffalo Panawal khukuri

Hello friends, just wanted to let you know that i received the khukuri today, and all i have to say is wow! The craftsmanship, the quality, absolutely beautiful! Let me say that each and every one person involved with creating this  khukuri  should know that they should have great pride, and that this craftmanship is one of the best i ever saw! And that they have honored their families and the spirit of the ancestors! And let me tell you that your customer service is the most wonderful people! And i will definitely be looking forward to ordering from you in the future...

Thank you! Sincerely 1 extremely happy customer.

MIKE Mueller,
WI 53920
USA


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