Its defined name says it all; a SiruPate version or a slim version that is unpolished and made of rough use. Since this unpolished khukuri also skips the long machinery process of getting shinned the initial temper is retained making the edge of the blade strong, hard and healthy. This totally unpolished khukuri has unpolished fixtures to offer better grip and tough look.
“SiruPate” is a typical Nepalese word 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 khukuri, the name is given so.
In the rural villages of hillside of Nepal farmers carry out their daily domestic and livelihood work always carrying a khukuri knife. Therefore a need for a handy, functional and mobile khukuri is necessary, that would indeed assist to accomplish an objective. Since a SiruPate is slender, lighter and handier, making it more practical than other khukuris farmers prefer it and rely on it. The 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 the khukuri keeps the user stable, strong and always at bay. The khukuri really becomes his guarding angel physically, mentally and religiously.
A SiruPate is a slimmer and lighter compared to other kukris yet very effective. The mobility and easy-going feature of the knife make it more special and extra than its counterparts. It is designed for daily household use and also for outdoor. It is one of the most famous and common khukuris in Nepal, and in high demand. It is highly recommended for those who like to travel light, equally good for gifts too.
SiruPate comes in a basic rat-tail tang handle with wooden grip secured with brass fittings. A simple normal leather scabbard with a lanyard loop for thigh leather cord /string and a single belt-loop frog is fixed.
Size of blade: 10 inch
Materials: Water buffalo leather scabbard, Indian Rosewood handle, 2 x small knives
Origin: KHHI, kathmandu, Nepal
- Actual Weight (gm): 435
- Overall weight (gm): 600
- Shipping weight (gm): 900
- Blade finishing: Unpolished
- Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
- Blade material: 5160
- Place of Origin: KHHI, kathmandu, Nepal
- Accompanying knives/B-up: Karda Chakmak
- Blade thickness (mm): 8
- Handle finishing: Unpolished
- Sheath: Water buffalo leather
- Tang type: Stick
- Fixture: Brass
- Edge grinding: Semi convex
- Edge Hardness: 55-57 hrc
- Blade (panel) Grinding: Full Flat
- Function: Trekking, Indoor, Domestic use, Stabbing, Outdoor, Regular Work