Primitive Gurkha Khukuri

Primitive Gurkha Khukuri

Man over Machine, sweat and skill, uniqueness and rawness, and the nobility make the Primitive Making so special and stand out...

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USD 145.00

USD 32.19

Delivery: Estimated between Aug 17, 2024 and Aug 27, 2024

Item Location: Nepal

Return: 14 days return policy.

Default Specification

  • Blade Size (in): 10.5 inch Service
  • Handle Size (in): 5.5
  • Handle Material: Horn/Wood
  • Actual Weight (gm): 550
  • Overall weight (gm): 700
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1000
  • Blade finishing: None
  • Blade sharpness: None
  • Blade material: 5160
  • Accompanying knives/B-up: Karda Chakmak
  • Sheath: Black Leather
  • Released date of KHHI Nepal: 2019-04-01
  • Tang type: Stick
  • Fixture: None
  • Edge grinding: None
  • Edge Hardness: None
  • Blade (panel) Grinding: None
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Khukuri Made in Primitive Method >> eXclusively available only at Khukuri House 

Made in our in-house primitive setup at KHHI by our master craftsmen specialized in primitive khukuri making methods

Khukuri House (KHHI) Nepal now offers Khukuris made through the PRIMITIVE method that was practiced centuries ago in Nepal. This unique making process is very laborious, time consuming and of course requires an enormous amount of skill, knowledge, and patience. Everything is done by hand made by conventional tools through basic equipment and from natural materials only. It is definitely a valuable buy and prized ownership for a lifetime and beyond. 


​What is Primitive khukuri making? Why it is so special?

natural raw materials to make khukuri

'Primitive Making' is an age-old khukuri making method, the way our great grandfathers forged blades without electricity, power tools, and various modern industrial raw materials. Here the making is done entirely by bare hand, sharp skill, basic tools. Moreover, only very old raw materials, tools, and basic homemade equipments (no power tools at all) are used to get the final product.

The Primitive Wing is started to conserve the age-old craftsmanship of blacksmithing. It's completely a Khukuri Conservation Project rather than a commercial purpose & benefit. Moreover in today’s context where machine completely rules why not man and his skill be the domain here.



Why buy Primitively made Khukuris?

Buying the Primitive version is one of the best means to respect the artisans, his skill, and dedication and to support him financially and help to conserve the age-old craftsmanship becoming extinct. This will also help us run the primitive wing, which involves collecting raw materials that are not easily available in the city markets, making & maintainng primitive tools like BHAATI (blower), SAAN (traditional grinding wheel), and others. (Watch on youtube BHAATI making video and SAAN making video

saan primitive kukri sharpenerKHHI primitive wing



primitive master craftsmen

:: With each khukuri, a buyer gets the following exclusive benefits::

  • a full documentary video of the making from forging to finishing
  • short videos of the raw materials, tools, and equipment used for primitive making
  • the maker’s bio-data and signed document, 
  • a Nepali national cap (topi), a traditional silk scarf (khada), and an old Nepalese coin. 


See the video, how this khukuri is made primitively without using any machines >>


Short Details of Available Models in Primitive version >>

Currently, only 3 models (service, world war, and GI3) are available please select from the drop-down, each model has a different price. Specifications are the same as the standard model available at KHHI. If you want other models please contact customer care. Standard Specifications (Weight and Thickness) may vary since it is 100% handmade.

Service :

This is exactly the same service khukuri available at KHHI. The same specifications are used >>

handmade primitive service khukuri

  • Overall Length: 16 inches ( blade 10.5 inch + handle 5.5 inch)
  • Overall weight: 750 grams ( 550 grams khukuri + 200 grams sheath + KC)
  • Handle material: Horn
  • Blade Material: 5160 steel
  • Scabbard: Wood over leather traditional kukri sheath
  • Karda Chakmak included 
  • Blade+Handle finishing: standard sem-polished 
  • Tang Type: rat tail 

World War :

The famous World War (Historic) model is made in primitive method. The same specifications are used as of the standard model>>

world war khukuri made primitive way

  • Overall Length: 16.5 inches ( blade 11 inch + handle 5.5 inch)
  • Overall weight: 825 grams ( 625 grams khukuri + 200 grams sheath + KC)
  •  Handle material: Indian Rosewood ( Dalbergia sissoo Or shisham)
  • Blade Material: 5160 carbon steel
  • Scabbard: Wood over leather traditional kukri sheath
  • Karda Chakmak included 
  • Blade+Handle finishing: standard sem-polished 
  • Tang Type: rat tail


Another kukri used during World War, the GI3 (Gurkha Issue 3rd) or MK2 khukuri model is produced by the traditional primitive methods. here are the basic specs  >>

gi3 primitive gurkha kukri

  • Overall Length: 17.5 inches ( blade 11 inch + handle 4.5 inch)
  • Overall weight: 885 grams ( 700 grams khukuri + 185 grams sheath)
  •  Handle material: Indian Rosewood ( Dalbergia sissoo Or shisham)
  • Blade Material: 5160 carbon steel
  • Scabbard: Wood over leather traditional kukri sheath
  • Karda Chakmak are not included included 
  • Blade+Handle finishing: standard sem-polished 
  • Full flat tang handle



Welcome to see LIVE making of Primitive Method

Guest or customer is well entertained should he desire to be the part of making and in the process learn a skill or two from the master. We have tried our best to set up a typical outlook of Kami’s house up there in the hill so the visitors can feel the ambient and warmth of the classic environment. One can also lay his hand in sharpening a dull khukuri under the expert’s eye to get the hang of the making as a part of basic survival skills. A visitor can also find various backgrounds, materials, articles, things, and paintings exhibited that have close ties with the khukuri and its making in our Primitive Making.


Reviews (6)

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Dylan Bailey Verified Buyer

Rogersville, Tennessee, USA

Date: 26th March, 2024


Finishing as described:

Customer Service:


The Service Kukri I received is absolutely perfect. It is unbelievable that it was made in the primitive ways. I have so much respect for Mr. Bir Bahadur, who took the time to create something so special. Thank you so much!

James McNease Verified Buyer

Date: 16th September, 2023

Primitive Khukuri

This is my second Khukuri, and both are absolutely beautiful. The craftsmen that make these, and The Khukuri house are the best!

Taffy Gill Verified Buyer

Date: 12th March, 2023

delivers an experience par excellence

Dear Mr. Saroj Ji,

Hope you are healthy and safe.

It gives me immense pleasure and contentment to share that I have finally & successfully received my shipment to India.

I would individually like to thank all the members of your team who have made this possible :

Ms. Usha - who tirelessly kept on assisting me with placing the order, providing timely updates and ensuring that the dispatch was a seamless experience.

Mr. Bir Bahadur - whose outstanding masterpiece i.e. a primitive version of MK2 is something I would proudly own for a lifetime.

Mr. Gopal - who ensured that I got the best version of the primitive MK2 Khukuri post all the relevant quality control checks and standards.

Mr. Raju - who ensured that I received my shipment with a 100% assurity to a place like India since I had been waiting for the same for so long

Helpline operators - who were also patient and empathetic enough to assist me with all of my queries pertaining to order placement and shipment status

Last but certainly not the least, I would like to thank you Mr. Saroj Ji for running an institution that delivers an experience par excellence not just with respect to the products but also with respect to the empathetic customer support that you offer. Many brands out in the world should strive to set quality and customer empathy benchmarks as laid down by KHHI.

I wish KHHI and all of its members my very best to continue keeping alive an art that is slowly dying so that connoisseurs like me can proudly and honourably cherish every masterpiece you bring into existence. 

Kindly feel free to use the above shared customer testimonial at any platform that you wish to.

May the force always be with KHHI !!!

Best regards,
Taffy Gill

valerijus kozlovskis Verified Buyer

Isleworth, London

Date: 16th April, 2022

I got that khukuri-G13 12.5 inches last Christmas-very good very-

Andrew Stevens Verified Buyer

Date: 16th February, 2022

A stunning piece of craftsmanship

The service version of the Primitive Gurkha Khukuri is a fantastic piece of kit. I feel privileged to own a genuinely hand made Khukuri. The craftsmanship is wonderful, It will not be long before add a further primitive to my collection.

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