Khukuri of the Month
- KHHI Staff
Team at KHHI…
Lalit Kumar Lama: The guidance and advise you get from a elder is always a blessing. After retiring from British Gurkha Army in 1987, Mr Lama established Khukuri House in Kathmandu with ex -10 GR Mr Til Bahadur BK in 1991. He is well known personality in khukuri field and now plays the role of advisor to KHHI.
Saroj Lama Tamang (The Founder): The man behind KHHI’s grand success. Mr Tamang is the Founder Director of Khukuri House Handicraft Industry (KHHI). He established KHHI in 2006 and has been the backbone of the company ever since. The company runs under his direction along with his strong team. He is a keen researcher in Gurkhas and khukuri and has immense interest in Nepali History.
Shilpa Lepcha Lama: Part of our strong management team Mrs Lama joined KHHI in 2008 to help expand and manage KHHI. She diligently supervises finance and sales unit guiding the team to execute the job better to meet KHHI’s goal. Mrs Lama is responsible for all government and legal issues of the company.
Gopal Limbu: Mr Limbu though relatively new is one of the main pillar of KHHI Nepal. He is now in charge of overall management of KHHI. He coordinates with different units at KHHI from Craftsmen to Communication unit to maintain the smooth flow of work, to see orders are well sorted out and is delivered on time. Congratulations Mr Limbu!
Ukesh Rai: Mr. Rai is another important pillar of KHHI, he holds a key position as Head of Post Production and supports Mr Limbu in management of KHHI. He is directly responsible for quality control, every knife shipped from KHHI goes through Mr. Rai’s final inspection and ensures the BEST is shipped. He joined KHHI in 2013. Careful inspection Mr Rai!
Rishi Nakarmi or "Pasa": Mr Nakarmi is well known among staff and craftsmen as Pasa which means close friend in Newari Language. He is indeed everyone’s close friend. Pasa has been with KHHI for many years and works as a Machine Operator. He operates various heavy duty machines with perfection. He is also assists production unit in engraving blades.
Dibin Nakarmi: Very keen and fast learner, Mr Dibin proved his skill in learning to make kydex sheath, now he is an expert! He also efficiently operates various machines including the advanced ones. He is very hardworking and dedicated person and always eager to learn new things. Company’s BIG asset for sure…
Subash Gurung or “Mama”: Our senior most staff, “Mama” which means mother’s brother, has been working as Senior Production Assistant for almost a decade. He professionally supports production unit in finishing of all products and getting the orders ready. He also assists Mr. Gopal Limbu in making various Western Sheaths.
Gracy Magar : Appointed as Production Assistant, Gracy is good as her name, graceful and hardworking. She is responsible for major task, helping, maintaining and completing the quality work in production unit and finalizing the forwarding process. She is responsible for packing before it’s forwarded to the shipper.
Raju Baniya: Founder and Director of Atlanta Traders and Exporters Mr Baniya is associated with KHHI since its inception. All the orders of KHHI are shipped through Atlanta and Mr Baniya makes sure that all orders are well packed, shipped and reached its destination on time. He ensures that all customers are informed on the orders providing them with tracking information.
Buddha Ratna Shakya: Mr Shakya is one of the best wood craftsmen by birth and profession. He is a key contributor in the popularity of KHHI. He has been doing the carving works with beautiful designs, his skills is unmatched. Passionate about his work, he is now passing his skills to his wife and daughter, an interesting thought to pass on skill to new generation.
Krishna Bhakta Mali:One of our oldest associate, known as “Standwala” Mr Krishna has been making wooden displayers for KHHI since the birth of Khukuri House back in 1990. He has his own factory, and works for KHHI from his own establishment. Besides the stands, he makes wooden replica kukris, kukri wall frame and other wooden items. Mr Mali skill as a wood craftsman in simply amazing.
Jiwan Dangol: Mr Dongol has his own printing press and he is responsible for all press related works of KHHI. Mr Dongol is also an expert chemical engraver, hence all chemical engraving is done by him. He has been a close associate of KHHI for many years.