Dhankute White (Endangered) Khukuri
Dhankuta is a small village located in the eastern part of Nepal and this type of khukuri is mostly made in this village. The name “DhanKute” of the khukuri is given after its village name where it originated centuries ago. Dhankute people specialized in many ornamental and decorative displayers amongst which the DhanKute khukuri is one of their prized and prestigious establishments. Similarly the DhanKute White is the enhanced version of the DhaKutes where a very rare and expensive material “White Buffalo and Deer horn” handle is fitted to give extra appeal and value to the khukuri and also to show additional skill of the maker.
Buffalo Horn Handle: This is a very exclusive and expensive knife because of the material used for the case and handle. The White Buffalo Horn used for the khukuri is very rare and its difficulty in availability make this kukri so special. At times the horn is so white that the blade is visible through its case thus the name.
Deer Horn Handle: Similarly, the DhanKute White’s deer horn handle is another important aspect of the knife. A live natural deer horn is fitted to the blade. This gives the khukuri a natural and splendid look; appeals an eye for at least a glance. "DhanKute White" is a collector’s dream come true, an ideal gift and a perfect piece to decorate a space.
It also has a decorative fancy scabbard with Nepalese national symbols overlaid on its front panel. The skilled craftsmen craft special scabbard out of buffalo horn and then displays various national monograms made from expensive metallic sheets like Brass or White metal or even Silver sometimes such as king’s crown (Shree-pech), national bird (Danfe), national flower (Laligurans), national fish (Aasla), Gurkha insignia (khukuri cross), sign of a temple (Pashupati chaana), the holy sword (Trishul) etc. The basic objective is to compose the khukuri to represent Nepal and her persona. The glory, sovereignty, character, culture and people of Nepal are captured in this unique work of art by the Dhankutes.
Purpose and Use
Commoners use it as a decorative tool because of its elegant and delicate look. The blade is slimmer and lighter than the army types. It comes in both, Chainpure and Sirupate type blades. The size of blade entirely depends on the size of the natural horn available when making. DhanKutes are typical working knives too but since they are made for display purpose and demand to be displayed to decorate a space, DhanKutes are mostly kept in shelf or stands.
NOTE: The price also includes foldable wooden display stand
Size of blade: 8-11 inch
Materials: Water buffalo white horn, water buffalo horn/deer horn handle, white metal, brass
Origin: Dhankuta, Eastern Nepal
(We would like to inform our visitors/buyers that NO deer is harm when making this kukri’s handle. The deer handle is just made from dead ones after they die from natural causes.)(Please be notified that national symbols mentioned above or depicted in the photo may differ with some orders)
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- KHHI Warranty Card [1 year Guarantee + Lifetime Warranty]
- KHHI Brochure [Company's profile, its websites, products and related] Info leaflet [Info of Gurkhas and Khukuri]
- KHHI Manual [Tips and techniques on handling, maintaining and using a Khukuri]
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- Actual Weight (gm): 450
- Overall weight (gm): 650
- Shipping weight (gm): 950
- Blade finishing: Mirror
- Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
- Blade material: 5160
- Place of Origin: Dhankuta, Eastern Nepal
- Accompanying knives/B-up: None
- Blade thickness (mm): 8
- Sheath: White Horn
- Tang type: Stick
- Fixture: White Metal
- Edge grinding: Semi convex
- Edge Hardness: 52-54 hrc
- Blade (panel) Grinding: Full Flat
- Function: Decoration, Gift, Show Piece, Collection