Dhankute Horn (National Symbols)
its speciality is its beautifully crafted scabbard with Nepalese national symbols; an elegant working-cum-decorative knife..
Dhankute kukri; horn handle & national symbols on its horn scabbard; an elegant working-cum-decorative knife..
A village kukri with pride; an ID sort; exhibiting who we are!!
'Dhankute Kukri' belongs to a small town called “Dhankuta” in the eastern part of Nepal. This hilly place is not only famous for its iconic Dhankute kukri that originated here but also for its scenic beauty. It is populated by amazing native people with great skill and art in craftsmanship to showcase their natural ability. People's main source is agriculture, farming, husbandry and local crafts.
Dhankute Horn is a traditional kukri made for working purpose. It has horn handle and beautifully carved horn scabbard, hence the name "Dhankute Horn". Due to its special scabbard it is better suited for decorative objectives. The sheath is beautifully and painstakingly made out of buffalo horn and is decorated with national symbols. It displays the country's glory and the feeling of patriotism.
'Dhankute Horn' has lighter and slimmer blade than army or regular kukris. The blade profile is more towards the Chainpure and Sirupate versions. The regular blade size of 'Dhankute Horn' is 9 inch however this entirely depends on the size of horn available. Since the horn is natural and can come in various sizes the maker simply follows its size when making. Interestingly with the 'Dhankute Horns', the making is just the opposite. Here first the scabbard is made as per the size of the natural buffalo horn available in hand. Then the kukri blade is forged to fit in the scabbard properly. After that handle is made that suits the size of the blade.
This kukri is truly a work of art, a kukri that signifies the fine craftsmanship of Nepalese people. 'Dhankute Horn (National Symbol)' is not only an excellent displayer but also an outstanding working knife. Its special sheath makes it an attractive piece to show meanwhile its useful blade appeals you to handle again and again.
SYMBOLS or IMAGES in the Scabbard
Symbols and/or Images mounted on the sheath can be different. It depends on the size of the horn and also in the personality of the maker when doing it. Most of the time it comes with national symbols like King's Crown (Shree-pech), national bird (Danfe), national flower (Laligurans), national fish (Aasla), Gurkha insignia (Cross Khukuri), sign of a temple (Pashupati chaana). It may also have images of the holy sword (Trishul), Mountains (Himalayas), Holy River (Bagmati), the OM sign of Hinduism, map of Nepal etc. The main objective of the sheath is to compose the kukri to represent the country, to project its sovereignty, culture, tradition and the unique work of art from Nepal.
(Please be notified that national symbols mentioned above or depicted in the photo may differ with some orders; and the size of the blade entirely depends on the availability of the horn to make the scabbard usually 8-11 inches)