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Kali-Astra (Nemesis)

Kali-Astra (Nemesis)

name chosen to denote the kukri’s supremacy as a lethal weapon of art and artillery..

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USD 135.99 159.99

USD 38.28

Default Specification

  • Blade Size (in): 13
  • Handle Size (in): 5
  • Handle Material: Rosewood
  • Actual Weight (gm): 680
  • Overall weight (gm): 950
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1400
  • Blade finishing: RAW
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade material: 5160
  • Place of Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Accompanying knives/B-up: Back up knife
  • Blade thickness (mm): 6
  • Handle finishing: Unpolished
  • Sheath: Brown Leather
  • Released date of KHHI Nepal: 2019-08-15
  • Tang type: Full Flat
  • Fixture: Brass
  • Edge grinding: Convex
  • Edge Hardness: 55-57 hrc
  • Blade (panel) Grinding: Full Flat
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Kali-Astra (Nemesis); kukri of art and artillery...


KHHI Nepal is extremely proud to carry this product in its vast online category. After much brain strumming, hard work, expertise, trial and error, and of course the amazing skill of the maker the “Kali-Astra (Nemesis)” is finally materialized. We have made sure that the knife is 100% complete in itself from all angles and delivers better than the best outcome. Its easiest to handle and best to carry for anything and everything. A performer and a show stopper.


Giving the name >>

The name follows after the ferocious goddess “Kali Mata” who single handedly slaughtered thousands of danavs (devils and demons) and save the world from their deadly seize. Astra means weapon in Sanskrit. The title “Nemesis” as per its meaning is the beginning of end of anything, an element that the knife carries within that serves her user. This broad hypothesis name was chosen through facebook post by Khukuri House, Nepal from various names suggested by the FB users. Finally the name “Kali-Astra (Nemesis)” was chosen to denote the kukri’s supremacy as a lethal weapon of art and artillery. 


Major features of Kali-Astra kukri >> 

  • 13” bladed aggressive blade profile for both; CUT and STAB
  • Deep cylindrical bevel to inflict and destroy 
  • “Raw” black finishing for the Kali’s look and extra power
  • Brass fixtures for easy maintenance and great/unique look
  • Guard for protection, to keep hand away from the sharp edge of the blade
  • Pommel for pounding and for counter balance hence great feel
  • Ridges in handle for strong and secure grip (handling)
  • Modern ergonomic handle for best possible holding


Extra feature extra power; Nemesis comes with a special back up knife for small games and performance that may not be possible from the mother blade. This forward thrusting blade profile knife having a paracord wrapped assists the user in all sorts of activities that require sharp edge. The 4” utility knife, mirror polished blade having 3” handle, weighing around 85 gms is itself a complete knife on its own which can be carried solo from the default frog. Both blades back up one another very well making life easier for the carrier. Both blades are hand forged and made from high carbon 5160 steel by Khukuri House's best kami (maker).

** VARIANTS AVAILABLE IN 15" (large), 11" (medium) and 9" (small) BLADE SIZE **






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This is my first Kukri I have purchased. It is truly a magnificent work of art! The blade feels like an extension of my hand when i hold it. It is beautiful and a pleasure to wield. I feared that the 13” long blade might be awkward and difficult to maneuver because of it’s length. That fear was totally unfounded. She is quick and nimble and such a pleasure to hold. Arjun Baraily, the maker of my blade, has produced a masterpiece for which I am extremely grateful! Both the standard and KYDEX sheaths are superb. They fit the knife like a glove. Congratulations on a job expertly done! Best regards, David Haile

Date: 3rd May, 2023

David Haile Bland, Missouri

Amazing Quality

This knife delivers on everything it promises. It's beautiful and elegant, while also being well balanced and surprisingly sharp. Communication with the maker was easy, and they are very courteous. The knife was packaged very securely, and delivery actually came early. Great knife, great job. thank you.

Date: 7th February, 2023


Overall great

This knife I received was pretty good, I am satisfied with the purchase, the only small preference was I wish I got it a tiny bit sharper, it was sharp out of the box, it is optimized for heavy cutting . But it is easy to sharpen. I am happy with the purchase.

Date: 17th November, 2022

chris 5701 Lawrence, Kansas, USA

Kali-Astra is Perfect

This is my second Khukuri from KHHI, and she is beautiful! The craftmanship is superb, Mr. Arjun Baraily is truly and artist and a Master Craftsman. When I hold the Kali-Astra she becomes a perfect extension of my own arm and hand. The grip feels like it was custom made to fit only me. The balance of the blade could not be better, she feels to be a fraction of her actual weight when held and swung making her light and fast. This khukuri is a brilliant work of art as well as a tool and weapon. After testing her chopping abilities that made short work of a piece of redwood and an ash pole, she retained her edge enough for slicing paper and more delicate fruit. After incorporating Kali-Astra into my martial arts practice, I know she will be a fast and deadly weapon. My movements and the flow with her in my hand are natural and easy, almost as if the blade is wielding me. I wish to add that I added the "Bless this Khukuri" option when ordering. I actually ordered two khukuris and had them blessed, the other being the 15 inch Defender (Guard) which was a gift for my nephew, an Army Veteran and currently servicing in law enforcement. When I unwrapped them I could feel they are alive. When I held the 15 inch Defender I could feel the powerful protective spirit it has and I know it will serve my nephew well. Kali-Astra is just as alive, but she is much more aggressive. When the Blessings were performed for each blade, the spirits definitely knew what was needed. I wish to add that the customer service I receive is also superb. The stands missed shipping out with the Khukuris, but swiftly followed up. Thank you to your entire team!

Date: 1st August, 2022

Rodney Decker Thornton, Colorado, United States

My Beautiful New Khukuri 15" Kali-Astra (Nemesis)

This is my 4th Khukuri from KHHI. A Massive Thank you to a Master Craftsman Mr. Arjun Baraily for an Excellent and Beautifully made Khukuri. I have tested it on a 1 - 2" thick piece of Cherry wood, she cuts deep, fast, and made short work of it even through a knot. WELL impressed with its chopping and cutting ability straight out of the box. She is light, fast, and sits comfortably in the hand with NO hand shock or twisting in the hand. All I can say is SHE is PERFECT as is her name, but I am calling her KALI as I am sure the Goddess Kali herself would agree. The companion knife sits nicely in the hand although I have not tried it yet, but, I know I will not be disappointed in its performance. The correspondence with customer service at KHHI is Excellent and very helpful. Praise to you all. I am honoured to be the proud owner of a beautifully crafted piece of Art.
Thank you all Very much. Chris

Date: 9th April, 2021

Chris Tucker Wiltshire, UK

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