SiruPate (Slender)

SiruPate (Slender)

Most renowned khukuri among Nepali due to its historic background and beautiful shape; recommended for those who like to travel-carry light...

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  • Blade Size (in): 10
  • Handle Size (in): 5
  • Handle Material: Rosewood
  • Actual Weight (gm): 420
  • Overall weight (gm): 575
  • Shipping weight (gm): 875
  • Blade finishing: Polished
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade material: 5160
  • Place of Origin: Dharan, Eastern Nepal
  • Accompanying knives/B-up: Karda Chakmak
  • Blade thickness (mm): 8
  • Handle finishing: Polished
  • Sheath: Water buffalo leather
  • Tang type: Stick
  • Fixture: Brass
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
  • Edge Hardness: 55-57 hrc
  • Blade (panel) Grinding: Full Flat
  • Function: Indoor, Gift, Domestic use, Regular Work, Military
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SiruPate (Slender); traditional Nepali kukri knife .. a classic piece from history

sirupate Khukuri


SiruPate” is a vocabulary in the Nepalese language, the name is derived from a leaf’s name found in the hill areas of Nepal. “Siru” is the plant’s name and the leaf of it is called “Paat”. Since the shape of the Siru’s leaf inspires the shape of the SiruPate kukri, the name is given so. It is the most famous and common khukuri amongst all locals. When it comes to kukri the first word a Nepalese would utter is "SiruPate".

In the rural villages of the hillside of Nepal, local farmers carry out their daily domestic and livelihood work always carrying a kukri knife. Therefore a need for a handy, functional and mobile knife becomes necessary that would assist them to accomplish any objective that involves cutting, hacking, etc. Since a SiruPate is slender, lighter, and handier (making it more practical than other kukris) farmers prefer it and highly rely on it.

The kukri not only helps a farmer do his daily profession but also safeguards him from imminent threats and danger from wild animals while in the woods. This special bond between the user and his kukri keeps him stable, strong, and always at bay from physical threats. His kukri becomes like a guarding angel physically, mentally, and religiously. 

Nepali SiruPate kukri is a simple, slim, light, and traditional version yet very effective and attractive at the same time. The mobility and well balanced weight of the kukri makes it more special and extra than its counterparts. It is designed for daily household usage and for outdoor as well. It is one of the most famous kukris in Nepal and is always in high demand in the local market. It is highly recommended for those who like to travel light and prefer light weight kukri. It also makes a great gift to take back home from Nepal as a souvenir of the country.

SiruPate is also an occasional kukri knife that is used in marriage ceremonies and other religious events. It also accompanies a male dancer to perform the traditional “Kukri Dance” in Nepal.

This SiruPate kukri comes in a basic rat-tail tang handle with a wooden grip secured with brass fittings. It has a traditional sheath that comes with 2 accompanying knives (KARDA; a knife and CHAKMAK; a sharpener).


Old SiruPate Khukuri from 19th century
a little history on the kukri...
The origin, history, and facts are very sketchy. The saddest part in kukri is it was hardly documented. It was only in the early 19th century, much late, the British started documenting when they felt the knife. The Sirupate kukri version of king Drabya Shah who ruled Nepal in mid 1500's suggests that Sirupate was already quite popular in those days. This leads us to the fact that it is a very old kukri that probably originated much earlier than we ever thought. However, this Sirupate kukri offered here is a new version, a modern one, that was made in Dharan, Eastern Nepal, and designed in the late 1970's - early 1980's highly inspired by the old Sirupate kukri. The maker modernized it as per the new time, taste, demand, condition, and soon the kukri was an instant hit.

Overall length: 15 inches (10 inch blade + 5 inch handle) approx.
Materials: Water buffalo leather scabbard, Indian rosewood handle, 2 x small knives 
Origin: Dharan, Eastern Nepal


farmer carrying sirupate khukuri

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So very nice!

I've heard good things about Khukuri House for years, and it's all true! My SuriPate is nicer than I ever expected it to be. The Karda and Chakmak are well finished and fit nicely into the sheath. The edge on my SuriPate is amazingly sharp and the narrower blade moves and balances flawlessly. The finish is great, the sheath is snug but not over tight, and the shipping was faster than I'd hoped for. Thank you for sharing your talents and skills with us all!

Date: 7th January, 2023

David Rhoades

Great knife!

Its the first one I bought and I'm very happy with it, I bought it with a classic sheath that looks amazing. I can't believe the quality for the price. 5/5 would buy again!

Date: 11th February, 2021

Alexander Fors Sweden

The Kukhuri by itself is a masterpiece

Hello the team!

We have well received the 2 Kukhuris, an Angkhola 17", a Sirupate 12". Of course, I give you a quick feedback, without time and hard abuse experience, but as it is not the first time we buy knives to your company, I am quite confident.


The sheath is flat, secure.  Brown frog with black leather sheath makes a beautiful combinaison. The Karda and Chakmak are useful. It is rare enough to be mention. Thanks for that!  The Kukhuri by itself is a masterpiece. Not too less, not too much. The tip of the blade is a stabber. Also a point that is rare enough to mention! The only thing to say about this knife is that it looks near to what I considere" Perfection".

Now the Angkhola:

Kydex and leather sheath, both perfect. The edge is not too convex, razor sharp, with a dangerous tip at the end. Same comment than for the Sirupate's: Nice!
The handle is a little bit too large for my hand, but as I know you have big men customers and it is easier to polish a bit than to add on material, I do not feel right to complain about.

Bene and I are very happy with your work and custom relations.

Thank you for all that.

And per advance, thank you for the pleasure we will have to use this tools!

Order id 24050

Date: 21st July, 2020


Worth Buying in the Middle of a Pandemic

If you're looking for a khukuri, you can't go wrong buying from KHHI. When I bought mine in June 2020 Nepal just ended lockdown, and shipping was delayed because KHHI had to catch up on orders after having to close. KHHI takes timeliness very seriously, and because shipping was delayed for reasons outside their control, they added in an RGR pin for free to everyone who ordered during that time. They also did a giveaway of 3 BSI 2020 khukuris. Customer support was really nice. I emailed a question about shipping and they were quick to reply. I ordered this sirupate style khukuri because it's a heavier duty blade that's good all around, but it's also nice and light too. They say this style is used by farmers in rural Nepal. Thought it would be the best choice personally because I'm studying agriculture in university, and do work in that kind of setting. Only have had it a few days but used it to break down tree branches in the yard, and it works beautifully. Incredible craftsmanship and sturdiness, fits snug in the sheath. Where I live, handmade knives of this quality easily go for 200 usd. Great value, you get the same shiny blade you see on the website. Please thank Mr. Bir Bahadur for this beautiful piece. I also bought the khukuri keychain add-on when ordering. It's handmade and looks really nice on my keys. Would recommend that too if you're interested. Namaste from California .

Cole-Panzer's Sirupate Khukuri

Date: 19th July, 2020

Cole Panzer California

extremely comfortable

I love chopping with my sirupate khukuri. It is lighter than most other models but still chops well. Here chopping a seasoned piece of log up. The handle is so comfortable I don’t feel any hot spot on my hand.

Embarrassing myself by showing how horrible I am at feathering a stick with a very fine sirupate khukuri from @khhinepal. The khukuri is well made, and this one is thin and light. It is razor sharp too and so I thought it would be great to try doing some finer work with it, like feathering a stick here. Sadly my skills and finesse at controlling a bigger knife didn’t do the knife justice and I was fighting to get the angle right so it would slice instead of pry the wood shavings off. I still need more practice but I am getting there. Do you guys struggle to get feathers done with a larger blade?

That guy (me) is not sexy, but the Sirupate khukuri from KHHI on his belt is SEXY! This is one great looking khukuri and at only 10” blade length, and a spine of only 5mm thick it sure is a great tool for jungle clearing. I just love the feel of this khukuri in my hand. It’s well balanced and doesn’t weigh me down even though I had it on my belt a whole day. The handle is extremely comfortable too with no hot spot even after some heavy chopping.

feathering a stick with sirupate khukuriandy ho carrying sirupate kukri during bushcraft

Date: 20th November, 2019

Andy Ho Malaysia

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