KHHI Specialty (Why KHHI?)
Khukuri of the Month
- KHHI Quality
the Excellent, Innovative quality of KHHI nepal
a geniune khukuri company; a maker at its best; the QUALITY and PRODUCTION Activity
A simple statement and the truth, a real company dedicated to creating excellence. KHHI Nepal vows to bring worldwide recognition and respect to the historic khukuri knife. KHHI was established with an objective to promote the existence of khukuri, improve its quality and give khukuri the worldwide recognition as a national knife of Nepal and the formidable weapon of the brave Gurkhas.
Everyone from craftsmen to personnel from production unit work hard and sometimes round the clock tirelessly to produce quality khukuris that would not only serve a buyer effectively but would also earn respect and admiration from the user. Genuine effort is made to keep up the originality and also give a touch of modernization to this marvelous piece of craftsmanship that would live up to the legacy and fame of the khukuri that it carries and appeals to the world. We, the maker, at KHHI put in our every effort to produce the very best quality and give excellent services to achieve what we have envisioned.
KHHI uses the finest and strongest raw materials that are locally available and some are also imported from India. Raw materials are checked, re-checked and selected before they are finally put to use. Craftsmen then do what they do the best; expertise within that has been passed down to them from generations; they turn a raw material into a real masterpiece. The finished products are also checked and tested several times before they are finally approved for selling and exporting. The Quality Controller, Production Supervisor and the Managing Director himself test the quality before it proceeds for sales and shipping. This is why we are able to give the exclusive LIFETIME WARRANTY in all our knives like no other companies.
We make sure that our khukuris are made in a very traditional way by using basic tools so that we can keep the tradition alive and that the khukuri remains as pure and distinctive work of art that is completely hand crafted. However moving along with the ever changing time and demand and to further boost our quality and production we have successfully implemented CNC machines to vastly help the custom-design department and produce modern kukris and knives that require high accuracy, precision and demand. We, as a company (maker), must be adaptive and visionary to survive, sustain and succeed. This is actually an example of a company that rises and flows with the time yet keeps its feet on the ground.
Excellent exclusive high quality original handmade kukris/khukuris of KHHI Nepal where discarded high carbon steel is converted into master piece. Best raw materials, hc 5160 52100 steel, skilled Kamis are used to making KHHI khukuri/kukri knives. Real/direct manufacturer/maker of all types of traditional Nepalese and original Gurkha Army knives
Shown below are some of the activities that happen in KHHI Nepal when it comes to production and quality control.
- GENERAL >>
- PRODUCTION >>>
- POST PRODUCTION >> Quality Control/Test
- PRE SHIPPING >> "BLADE" (the final quality)
- PRE SHIPPING >>
High carbon steel 5160 and 52100 are used to make all kukris and knives. These are considered to be the best and perfect for such knives
Various natural handle materials (Horn/Wood) used for making kukri handle
Production Raw Materials
High quality raw materials availabe in local market
Kukri Knives Stock
Finished kukris in stock waiting to be shipped
Khukuri Sheath/Scabbard (Dabs)
large kukri sheaths stock at Khukuri House, KHHI
5160 Steel Billet
First stage of forging. 5160 billet. Basic shape of a khukuri
Forging Hammering (fala hannu)
Billet (the fala) is forged and hammered to make the desired shape and size of the kukri
Grinding in progress to get the perfect shape
Raw kukri is finished (polished) by capabale hands
Dab (sheath) makers
The scabbard dept. of KHHI, nepal. "Dapwala or Dabbe" work round the clock to meet customers' demand and maintain steady flow. Bare hands and basic tools go together flawlessly to create something very fine and functional carriers
Dabbe in action
Domestic Kukri making tools
Domestic (basic) Kukri making tools used in KHHI
POST PRODUCTION >> Quality Control/Test
Marking defects /flaws
Defects if any are checked, marked and sent back to fixing
Testing the fitting
Fitting is tested over and over. Smashed in floor time and again.
Hardness of the edge is tested by both; hrc tester files and 5" pit saw file.
Checking the right-required weight. The kukri must come withtin its official weight otherwise rejected.
Checking the Finishing
Finishing is thoroughly checked to get the maximum output
Spine and edge are properly checked for accurate straightness.
PRE SHIPPING >> "BLADE" (the final quality)
Trade Mark (TM) is another important step taken by KHHI to recognize its superior quality and to differentiate the knives from others found in the market. The TM officially claims that it is the production of KHHI and something KHHI is proud of and will hold responsible should there be any quality issue. The TM's sign is actually the appearance of the front line of the symbolic notch of a Khukuri.
Khukuri's edge is thoroughly inspected for any bent or breaking. Horn which is 10 times harder than wood is whacked several times by the edge. Here the khukuri must perform well and satisfy the inspector.
Final checking of straightness (allignment) of spine and edge after finishing.
Sharpening and stroping to the max.
Paper Cut Test
Checking the sharpness of the blade.
Oiling the blade and tang before packing and shipping. Any motor oil would do.
Plastic packing of the blade for shipping.
PRE SHIPPING >>
One of the steps to get out the optimum finishing; Scrubbing handle by fine grit sand paper
Handle including steel fixture and tang is carefully plastic wrapped before shipping to protect from dirt, rust, stain and to keep it new and fresh.
Finishing and polishing of the sheath's fixture/s
All leather sheaths are well polished according to its color for better look and to keep the leather fresh and lasting.
Photos prior to Shipping
Few shots of each kukri being shipped are clicked for future record and reference.
After all work is done on a khukuri it is wrapped by KHHI's official Lokta paper. Blade and sheath and accompanying knives (if any) are packed seperately to avoid rusting. The blade's tip is heavily taped from outside to avoid any damage
Weighing (shipping weight)
The kukri is weighed and its name and weight written on the packing paper prior to forwarding it to the shipper. Shipper then does all the legal paper works and final safety box packing then ships to the destination