Chainpure Wooden (Simple)
Kukri with a plain wooden case from Chainpur village, simple yet attractive; decorative-working knife-tool...
Delivery: Estimated between Apr 01, 2024 and Apr 11, 2024
Item Location: Nepal
Chainpure kukri; a simple, beautiful & functional knife with a wooden scabbard
The Chainpur village in the Eastern part of Nepal where this knife is made has its own exclusive khukuri called the “ChainPure” named after their home village “ChainPur”. Similarly “ChainPure Wooden” is an enhancement of the regular ChainPure to make the knife even more special and exclusive by crafting a simple yet stunning scabbard out of Indian rosewood expertly. Chainpurians use conventional hand tools to craft the wooden scabbard to beautify the whole look of the khukuri. The word “Wooden” is used for the name is denote the wooden scabbard of this kukri knife.
SCABBARD >> Although it is usable (fully functional blade), it is basically a decorative khukuri that represents the true craftsmanship of Chainpur, that is especially made to décor a place. The scabbard is skillfully crafted out of wood and brass fittings are wrapped around to give a handsome look. The general look of the kukri is plain but has a style of its own that appeals an eye for at least a glance.
its unique NOTCH (kaudi) >> This typical village kukri has a distinct notch, unlike other kukris. The open notch in most of the kukris is discarded and instead made a see-through hole in the shape of a cow’s hoof, which is holy in Nepal. The hole or notch also symbolizes the “Symbol of Fertility” sign (the OM), when the blade is held upright, believed to be holy as it signifies the great lord “the Shiva. Since all ChainPures are “Hindus” the unique and religious notch is believed to bring good luck, fortune, prosperity, and salvation. A nozzle is also forged just in front of the notch, to work as a blood dripper. A ChainPure khukuri basically is a domestic utility knife for the ChainPures but having a blood dripper is no harm when blood really has to be shed.
HANDLE >> Chainpure also has a differently made handle that distinguishes the kukri from others. The regular metallic bolster is discarded and replaced by an ace-shaped keeper to secure the tang at the butt section. The fine contours of the handle also provide an easy and stronghold. Here the handle is crafted simply to match the simple yet attractive looking scabbard.
Size of blade: 10 inch approx.
Materials: Indian rosewood scabbard and handle, brass fittings
Origin: Chainpur, Far Eastern Nepal
In the old days and remote places, Kamis (blade maker) even had to make a sheath to fit a khukuri whenever sheath maker (Sarki or Dabbe) was not available. In such condition he would make a simple wooden sheath out of waste wood and whatever local materials he could find. He would prepare an ordinary (makeshift) sheath to house the knife so that it's easy and safe to carry and keep (leave). This gave birth to this type of khukuri.