Dhankute Wooden (National Symbols)
Skilled craftsmen from Dhankuta village make this special scabbard depicting the national symbols..
Dhankute Khukuri; with national symbols overlaid wooden scabbard; great displayer, perfect gift..
Name and its history
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' (people from Dhankuta) specialized in many ornamented and decorative displayers amongst which the khukuri is one of their prized and prestigious establishments. The major attraction is its scabbard which is its major strength. The practice of making scabbard started as necessity as the sharp edge had to be safely housed in in something. Makers used wood, the most common item in village, to make scabbard for the khukuri to carry and store safely. In the old days it was just a necessity so was made just as a mere carrier. But as life moved on and time changed even the scabbards were prioritized and now seen as an important part of the khukuri. Hence makers started making fancy ones not just to give fine look but also to show their abilities and to represent their origin, culture and the country as a whole.
Dhankute khukuri with decorative wooden sheath; gives uniqueness, adds value
"DhanKute Wooden" is basically a simple working-cum-decorative knife but with a fancy scabbard that has Nepalese national symbols overlaid on its front panel. The skilled craftsmen craft this special scabbard from India rosewood for the blade and display 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) etc. The basic objective is to compose the khukuri to represent Nepal and her persona. The glory, sovereignty, character, culture and people of Nepal is tried to captured in this unique work of art by the Dhankutes.
Commoners mostly use it as a decorative tool because of its elegant and delicate look therefore it is categorized under the “Decorative” category. The blade is slimmer and lighter than the army types. It comes in both, Chanipure and Sirupate type blades. DhanKutes are typical working knives too but since they are made for display purpose and demands to be displayed to decorate a space, they are mostly kept in shelves or stands.
(Please be notified that national symbols mentioned above or depicted in the photo may differ with some orders)
Size of blade: 10 inches approx.
Materials: Indian rosewood scabbard and handle, brass fittings
Origin: Dhankuta, Eastern Nepal