ChainPure (Domestic) Khukuri ... highly preferred by new Gurkha Soldiers for battle fronts
“ChainPure” named after their home village “ChainPur”, these domestic kukris are slimmer and lighter version rather than the heavy types since using and carrying works better and easier with it. Since a khukuri in a life of a rural farmer remains with him in most of his life and his livelihood a lighter, swifter and more mobile khukuri would make his life and job much easier. Moreover he is always overwhelmed with loads so a light khukuri and handy would not cause any problem to carry along. This is the main theme and benefit of the ChainPur's "ChainPure khukuri".
This kukri has a modified NOTCH instead of a typical kukri notch. It has a see-thru hole that is in the shape of a cow's hoof. Cow is holy in Nepal and there is a belief that cow's hoof brings good luck and fortune. It also signifies the “Symbol of Fertility”, the famous Hindu "OM" sign of lord Shiva, when the blade is held upright. There is a nozzle just in front of the notch to work as a blood dripper. Though a Chainpure is mainly a domestic kukri purposed for field and woods works its also a survival (defend-attack) knife at the same time. The blade has beautiful patterns along the upper shoulder and has sharp (pointed) peak to match the overall slender look of the knife. Light yet effective and efficient - less stressful, easier and faster handling - very mobile widely used for all kinds of domestic and household job/task that needs cutting, slicing, hacking, peeling etc.
The HANDLE of ChainPure is another strong aspect of the kukri. It is crafted bit different than a typical khukuri handle one knows. It's made simple yet elegant. The bottom section is more flared up in both sides. This assist in providing stronger grip. Also the regular butt cap is replaced by an ace-shaped keeper to fix the tang at the butt section. This gives a distinctive look to the Chainpure kukri. The regular curves and contours are crafted in the handle for easy grip and elegant look.
A very little is known about the Chainpure kukri's HISTORY. There are no documentations, images or even old photos showing the khukuri. Its obvious that the kukri was either not popular or was yet to come into existence in those old days or perhaps was used in very limited scale in limited places with very little human access. The knife probably originated around 1950's but nothing stern to confirm this. The kukri went popular and got the attention that it deserved only after 1990's after the standardization of kukri market and accessibility of various Medias. Moreover appearance of the kukri in the hands of military personnel and in various actions in recent years sky rocketed the popularity of the knife in no time.
Size of blade: 10 inch approx.
Materials: Water buffalo leather scabbard, Indian rosewood handle, 2 x small knives
Origin: Chainpur, far Eastern Nepal
“ChainPure as new Gurkha Knife...”
Of late ChainPure khukuri has become increasingly famous amongst the new Gurkha soldiers. Thus this knife is frequently seen used in exercises, training and even in combat zone as an option knife. It is probably due to its sharp shape and comfortable handle it is highly preferred by the soldiers as their secondary knife. The chainpure also facilitates stabbing which makes it more suitable for combative purpose.
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Gurkhas prefer the Chainpure khukuri in various sizes and the same is offered here in BLADE and HANDLE variants. Please feel free to select your preferred size. Also to provide more variants along with the various ADD-ONs there are options of "Panawal version" and "Guard in Handle" which are very useful features for the knife. PANAWAL makes the handle strong, durable and gives good counter balance to the blade whereas GUARD makes the knife very safe to use and give a fine look.
Here are some of the pictures showing Gurkhas posing and enjoying their moments with the Chainpure Kukri.
(p.s. image copyright to respective owners)
In one famous incident in 2010 in West Bengal, Bishnu Shrestha from the 8th Gorkha Rifles of Indian Army welding a ChainPure kukri in his hand neutralized several dacoits killing 3 on the spot. He also managed to save a victim from being raped by the gang.
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- 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)]
- Actual Weight (gm): 450
- Overall weight (gm): 650
- Shipping weight (gm): 950
- Blade finishing: Polished
- Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
- Blade material: 5160
- Place of Origin: Chainpur, far Eastern Nepal
- Accompanying knives/B-up: Karda Chakmak
- Blade thickness (mm): 8
- Handle finishing: Polished
- Sheath: Water buffalo leather
- Tang type: Stick
- Fixture: Brass
- Edge grinding: Semi convex
- Edge Hardness: 55-57 hrc
- Blade (panel) Grinding: Full Flat
- Function: Domestic use, Regular Work, Military, Outdoor
Give us your valuable review on our items.
At first I was skeptical due the lightness of the khukuri. (I had the feeling the newer models or, all the models of khukuri at least which I purchased, are very light and may be unable to meet hard work demands. I thought this would be like trying to use a feather as a machete). However, I was wrong. In the tradition of the khukuri it chops very well to clear a patch and can actually skin very well due to it’s sharpness. This Kukri is light and not so wide, but it is potent nevertheless. I am extremely happy with it because it’s ability to swing fast, built up kinetic ergy to it’s drop bound, no rebound itno the handle is what makes it an outstanding tool. Well done to the makers of this khukuri.
Date: 2nd March, 2020
William Thorpe South Africa
Excellent Light Weight but definitely Lethal. Awesome Fast Delivery. The Sheathe was sent Left Handed as I asked for which is Appreciated. Feels so Comfortable to Handle. Also Communication is Excellent from Seller which is so Important. Lovely Khukuri to Own. Money Well Spent. Thank you to ARJUN BARAILY Amazing Gifted KAMI for making this Chainpure. Thank you to KHUKURI HOUSE Also.
Date: 17th December, 2019
Waldemar Lemos 126 Yanyula Drive/Anula
Hand crafted by an artisan through KHHI
Less than one month delivery. Took it out for a test drive today after honing it a bit out of the box. Didn't need much to get it to where I wanted it. Did some hacking, some chopping, some limb cutting and some small sapling cutting. All the wood is frozen here. This is a great bush knife and cam in perfect condition, including sheath, Karda and chakmak. Also did some draw-knifing. Excellent results. Read the website description of the knife and the village, Chainpur in north east Nepal, where this design originates. Thank you, Suraj BK for this flawless creation.
Date: 14th February, 2018