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Chinautee (Remote Village)

Chinautee (Remote Village)

Chinautee is actually the exaggerated version of Nepalese word "Chinaunu", which means to cut clean, a clear cut."

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USD 68.00 80.00

USD 38.28

Delivery: Estimated between Jun 24, 2024 and Jul 04, 2024

Item Location: Nepal

Return: 14 days return policy.

Default Specification

  • Blade Size (in): 12
  • Handle Size (in): 5
  • Handle Material: Rosewood
  • Actual Weight (gm): 670
  • Overall weight (gm): 865
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1250
  • Blade finishing: Unpolished
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade material: 5160
  • Place of Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Accompanying knives/B-up: None
  • Blade thickness (mm): 9
  • Handle finishing: Unpolish
  • Sheath: Water buffalo leather
  • Tang type: Stick
  • Fixture: Iron
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
  • Edge Hardness: 55-57 hrc
  • Blade (panel) Grinding: Full Flat
  • Function: Defending, Domestic use, Outdoor, Jungle warfare, Regular Work
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Chinautee Kukri; a traditional knife made/used in Remote Villages of Nepal

“Chinautee”, as named by KHHI is a typical raw khukuri from the remote villages of Nepal crafted by KHHI to honor these people and to recognize the hard work they do to survive.

The name Chinautee is actually the exaggerated version of Nepalese word “Chinaunu”, which means to cut clean, a clear cut. Since the khukuri is designed to do just that it is named so.


A typical village knife made in the remote villages of the hilly regions of Nepal. Craftsman from these villages forge khukuri knives with their bare hand and a few set of very conventional tools to perform their daily domestic and cutting activities. Villagers live so remote that they are completely cut off from the modern world and civilization. They go about their lives by cultivating, farming, animal-rearing and other laborious activities etc; carrying out a typical harsh farmer’s life. A khukuri, thus, plays an important role in the lives of these people as most of their lives are occupied/ spent in woods and jungle.

The Chinautee thus serves as both; a cutting tool to clear and collect and also a weapon to defend and defy.  A village kukri knife made for easy and smooth cutting outdoor and indoor.


The shape of the khukuri is the interesting and important part. It differs from the regular khukuri shape. The widest part of the blade is forged very close to the tip. The outgoing bevel/edge takes a sharp inbound turn to meet the tip of the blade. The shape thus has the ability to auto generate a certain weight and a driving force when swung, and hence making cutting easier lessening effort and time. Since it is a typical knife, both handle and blade are not polished/ shined. The unpolished handle also offers better and stronger grip. Additionally, the lower section of the handle is slight curved/ bent for comfortable and compact hold. The scabbard is also rough, not polished to go with the rough features of the knife.


Overall Length: 17 inches ( 12 inches Blade + 5 inch Handle) approx.
Material: 5160 steel, Water buffalo leather scabbard, unpolished Rosewood slightly curved handle
Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal

farmer in remote nepali village

Reviews (4)

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Szarka Levente Verified Buyer

Hajdúböszörmény, Hungary

Date: 21st August, 2023

Big, ugly, half polished, but your best khukuri. I love it. After two years of intensive use, I can say, it is a real friend. It can cut the hardest wood. After heavy use the Chinautee not need repolishing. Due to it's size the khukuri isn't heavy. I recommend this khukuri for every bushcrafters, survivors, mountain men or everybody who need a modest, but reliable khukuri for every situation. Thank you KHHI!

Howard Davis Verified Buyer

Georgia, USA

Date: 5th November, 2022


I purchased, second hand, two of these Khukuri. These have the B mark of the Primitive shop. I was told they were custom ordered. They are almost identical, and are within 15 grams of each other. well balanced, excellent field. haven't chopped any kindling yet, but I'm sure they will do fine.

Shane Kalnins Verified Buyer


Date: 31st August, 2022

Good evening! I recently purchased a Chinautee Khukuri from khhi and the process from ordering to delivery was an amazing experience! I live in Australia so I envisioned it being problematic shipping and/or communication etc
It wasn't the transaction went smoothly and without issue! The item was delivered in an immaculate state!
The communication from your blacksmith showing the video clips of the finished Chinautee was greatly appreciated!
I've also ordered the accompanying blades to complete the khukuri!
I am appreciative of your support during the transaction and am grateful to own a great piece of workmanship!
Thank you

Benjamin Warfield Verified Buyer

Vancouver, Canada

Date: 21st March, 2022

Interesting blade profile.

It's obvious that this khukuri is slightly different from most others, in that the blade is clearly heavier toward the front, and the point is less acute. I do not own one yet, but this one is on my list for when I order more. I like the look of it. It has a slight similarity to the Bhojpure, but with a narrower waist, a straighter back, and more belly.

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