SiruPate (Slender); traditional Nepali kukri knife .. a classic piece from history
“SiruPate” is a vocabulary in 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 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. In strict Nepali term it is the most famous and common amongst all locals. When it comes to kukri the first word a Nepalese would utter is "SiruPate".
In the rural villages of 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 knife not only helps a farmer do his daily profession but also safe guards him from imminent threats and danger from wild animals while in 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 an guarding angel physically, mentally and religiously.
SiruPate Nepali kukri is a simple. slim and light traditional version yet very effective and attractive at the same time. The mobility and well balanced weight of the knife make 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 always in high demand in local market. It is highly recommended for those who like to travel light and prefer light weight kukri. It also makes great gift to take back home from Nepal as the souvenir of the country. SiruPate is also an occasional kukri knife that is used in marriage ceremony and other religious events. It also accompanies a male dancer to perform the traditional “Kukri Dance” in Nepal.
SiruPate kukri comes in a basic rat-tail tang handle with wooden grip secured with brass fittings. It has a traditional sheath that comes with 2 accompanying knives (KARDA; a knife and CHAKMAK; a sharpener).
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 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 late 1970's - early 1980's highly inspired by the Sirupate kukri. The maker modernized it as per the new time, taste, demand, condition and soon the kukri was an instant hit.
Size of blade: 10 inch approx.
Materials: Water buffalo leather scabbard, Indian rosewood handle, 2 x small knives
Origin: Dharan, Eastern Nepal
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- 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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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.
Date: 20th November, 2019
Andy Ho Malaysia
Just received my three kukri order, super fast shipping. I'm very impressed with the build quality of this kukri, the handle is perfectly shaped to fit the handle, and the balance is perfect. I ordered a left handed sheath with it, and was able to add a khaki wrap and brown leather frog, like what comes with the khaki issue, at a later date. Very happy with the team at Khhi!
Date: 13th July, 2019
Nicholas Anderson United States
surprised and pleased with the fast turn around
Received my Sirupate Slender today, and it is a very nice kukri. Was very surprised and pleased with the fast turn around. Also pleased after taking measurements that, the blade measured a full 10.25 inch long blade, but only weighed 493 g. Very pleased with the product, and I will for sure be ordering a different model soon.
September 23, 2017
Quitman, TX, United States ·
Date: 23rd September, 2017
Steve Silcox East Texas, United States