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Inter-war Officers Vintage Khukuri

Inter-war Officers Vintage Khukuri

a high-end product in every way and form; must have for the discerning/serious kukri collectors..

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USD 159.99

USD 29.27

Inter-war Officers Vintage Khukuri

British Officers in India 1930Originally sold as a private purchase or gift piece for mid-level to senior British Indian officers, this khukuri harkens back to the time prior to the end of the British Raj in India (1920-1935). This is a time when a dignified style/status was something expected and meant for so-called high ranking British Indian officers only. Believed to have been made in Dehradun, India in a standard facility of that time, the distinct Crescent stamp in the blade denotes the standard British officers’ rank. This khukuri showcases the highest level of skills of the craftsmen. It is very rare to have chirra/fuller during that time so the maker certainly wanted to do something different and make it special. The same effort can also be seen in the handle which is pleasantly artistic. Although targeted for display purpose or as a gift it is definitely a useable blade since it’s so well made keeping all attributes of a hardcore battle knife in mind.

This 'Vintage Khukuri' is a joint venture between Michael Laidlow and KHHI Nepal. Here the sole purpose is to reproduce the exact version so that the beauty and essence of the original kukri is not limited to one person (owner) but for the whole mass to enjoy and take pride in it. This khukuri certainly vintage kukri from British eraplays an important role in the history and development of the modern khukuri we know today. This accurate reproduction of an original piece from the period is beautifully detailed with polished buffalo horn handle, banded with engraved brass rings and butt cap, the crescent stamp of the master craftsman and perfectly placed chirra (fullers) along the blade to add to the elegance and incredible lightweight of the blade. The spectacular and unique work on the khukuri appeals to any observer. Moreover, the sheath is beautifully decorated by hand-carved brass chape in the tip/front section. Likewise, the artistically prepared brass plate mounted on the frog gives a classic and stunning look to the whole look and status of the khukuri. This vintage khukuri is a high-end product in every way and form. A must-have for the discerning/serious kukri collectors. 

Original piece owner:
Michael Laidlow is a collector and student of “Vintage & Antique Military Khukuri”, that are both beautiful, unique, and are of historical significance; as well as innovative, modern khukuri designs. Grandson of a Canadian WW1 infantryman, his interest in khukuri grew from studying WW1 and the Gurkha soldiers that fought so bravely alongside their British Commonwealth Allies. Michael lives in Ontario Canada and is survived by his wife. He is a full-time knife enthusiast and collector. We feel very proud to be associated with him through this special kukri. Thank you for this great opportunity.

Some of the major specifications of the knife >>

HC 5160 hand made/forged
Blade: 12" approx
Handle: about 4.25" Horn, gentle inward curved
Thickness/Spine: 7/8 mm approx. around bolster (distal taper)
widest = 54 mm approx.
narrowest = 28 mm approx.
bolster = 34 mm approx.wt: 525 gms approx (v effective and balanced weight)
Mirror polished finishing
Decorated traditional black leather sheath with Vertical carriage frog

Materials / Features: Decorated traditional black leather sheath, Horn with carved brass binding handle, 3 x chirra (fuller) blade
Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal (released on 20th DEC 2017) 



  • Actual Weight (gm): 525
  • Overall weight (gm): 700
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1000
  • Blade finishing: Mirror
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade material: 5160
  • Place of Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Blade thickness (mm): 8
  • Handle finishing: Polished
  • Sheath: Decorated traditional black leather
  • Released date of KHHI Nepal: 2017-12-20
  • Tang type: Stick
  • Fixture: Brass
  • Edge grinding: V
  • Edge Hardness: 55-57 hrc
  • Blade (panel) Grinding: Chirra
  • Function: Decoration, Gift, Lethal, Collection, Regular Work, Outdoor

KHHI also supplies the following Promotional Materials with every shipment:

  • KHHI Warranty Card [1 year Guarantee + Lifetime Warranty]
  • KHHI Brochure [Company's profile, its websites, products and related]
  • KHHI Manual [Tips and techniques on handling, maintaining and using a Khukuri]
  • Design Khukuri Pamphlet [Custom-design your own khukuri/ knife through KHHI]
  • Letter from MD [An official letter addressed by the MD himself to the buyer]
  • Letter of Declaration [Letter of authenticity and confidence declared by FHAN (Federation of Handicraft Association of Nepal)]

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Reviews (3)

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Brilliant Khukuri

A absolutely outstanding piece of craftsmanship, thanks to Mr. Arjuna Baraily my family will treasure this khukuri for generations to come. It's light and lively in the hand, the chirra are straight and crisp, symmetrical both side's and the blade is perfectly ground with no ripples. It was just shaving sharp as it arrived. Overall fit and finish are spot on including the Dap. I would have liked the kango to be in brass to match all the other fittings, but that's a minor niggle. I have a antique kukri from the original armory with the same blade marking, although this is a flat sided blade with a T shaped spine in Wootze steel. The overall dimensions are the same, the new khukuri is every bit as well made, it will be difficult to separate these from the antique samples in years to come, which is the highest praise I can level at it. Because it is historically accurate the handle is a little small for large European hands. This is my fourth purchase from the UK Depot and won't be my last.

Date: 19th April, 2021

Mr John Waterfield Derbyshire, UK

Great work, Master Arjun Baraily!

Shape, balance and execution of this khukuri are perfect (for the price)! Cuts much better than I expected! Very comfortable feels in my hand, this is real deadly and beautiful toy, guys! Even the sheath looks cheap though, I'm giving five stars to Arjun Baraily. By the way this Inter-war Officers Vintage Khukuri pretty good feets in my Cold Steel 39LGKI Gurkha Kukri Plus Secure-Ex Sheath. Love it, big THANK YOU Khukuri House for yous work and promised delivery timing!

vintage khukuri unboxing photo

Date: 31st May, 2019

Andrejus Paskevicius

Good day guys,
I just wanted to let you know that I received my knives yesterday on Father's Day and they were gorgeous. I was totally impressed I will definitely be buying more product off you guys again job well done.
one great design remade.nice in the hand and just as nice on the stand.sweet swinging
take care
Yours Truly,
Gary Z
799 calohoo rd spruce grove alb.

Date: 25th September, 2018

gary zenchyshyn canada