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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 159.99

USD 34.8

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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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


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 specifically for 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 incorporating Kali-Astra into my martial arts practice, I know she is 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 both 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 that they are alive. When I held the 15 inch Defender I could sense 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. Additionally, 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: 20th September, 2022

RD Decker Thornton, Colorado


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


The Nemesis blade was a solid blade I've cut wood & large tree length branches with it performed well. But the nemesis I received a few months ago was not what I was expecting, I was expecting it to be what was represented in the picture and that's not what I received we're talking about the cosmetics of the blade. Grind marks under the guard etc.and the biggie was the broken up spots in the black etching as It seems but broken up black not a solid stream of black.

Date: 31st March, 2021

Michael J Klumb Texas, USA


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