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