Khukuri of the Month
Khukuri Making Workshop/ Training
- Khukuri Making Workshop/ Training
Khukuri Making classes in Primitive Method; Learn Kamismith (blacksmith) in a century old technique
Calling upon all visiting tourists, enthusiasts and knife lovers to learn and experience the art of khukuri making like in no other place .. LEARN, LOVE n LIVE the moment !!!
One of the main objectives of undertaking our khukuri conservation campaign is the preservation and continuity of the “Primitive Making” so that it is not forgotten with time and along the drastic changes. Furthermore, to promote and cement its existence and value we have started teaching various primitive kukri making classes for all enthusiasts and preservationists. With the classes, you will not only learn the old techniques in detail but you will find yourself taken back to the historic era.
- FUN (3-4 hours; 9am-12/1pm; 3 people max.) = USD 50 per person
- APPRENTICE (7-8 hours; 9am-5pm; 2 people max.) = USD 75 per person
- MASTER (3 days; 9am-5pm; 2 people max.) = USD 200 per person
1. The FUN class:
Its FUN n FOTO time …. People opt for it just to get the hang of primitive making. This class is divided into 5 different crucial sessions of the khukuri making each carefully chosen to get the maximum experience. We entertain 3 people max. at a time and the clock usually starts from 9am to 12/1pm. Water and tea are served freely.
2. APPRENTICE class:
This class suits those who want to learn and experience khukuri making at a standard level. Trainees will be able to create a small khukuri (6-7” bladed) on his own at the end of the day and take it back home as a personal achievement [note: Sheath is not provided but you can buy it if needed]. An already prepared work piece (steel) cut out (Fala) will be provided which he will turn into a complete khukuri through the help of our craftsman. 2 people max. can participate for this whole day training but only ONE kukri will be made together. Class starts from 9 am -5 pm. Water, tea and lunch will be provided freely.
3. MASTER class:
It is recommended for bladesmiths or knife makers who want to learn the skill in depth. Its a 3 day long course from 9 am -5 pm in which the trainee will get to learn all about the khukuri making skills, techniques and various stages in detail. Here he will be able to create his own standard (10-11” bladed) khukuri from scrap (discarded steel) which he can take it with him [note: Sheath is not provided but can be bought if needed]. Our master craftsman will guide him through all the making process from an old steel blank to a brand new blade. 2 people max. can be accommodated. Water, tea and lunch will be provided for all 3 days. We promise any Knifeman will thoroughly enjoy this.
- Training in/under the PRIMITIVE MAKING method (age-old craftsmanship) (no modern machines will be used)
- Various classes suited for various people at very affordable prices
- Take home your creation (kukri) for free
- No cancellation charge
- Learn from the master craftsman who has been making knives since 1988
- English translator available
- Free company and gallery tours
Terms and Conditions >>
- Payment should be paid upfront before class starts
- Booking must be made at least 10 days ahead
- Company has the right to accept/cancel bookings as per its schedule
- Incase of any injury to the trainees, the company cannot be held liable or responsible for anything
- Damage/s done to the company’s property during the training has to be compensated by the trainee
- The allocated time must be strictly followed in order to accomplish the session on time. Overtime charges may apply
- A “waiver of liability” needs to be signed before starting
- Trainees are requested to bring their ID and face mask
- It’s a knife making factory so please make yourself ready for dirt, smell, heat and rough ambient mentally and physically
- All the making process is done in a typical Nepali fashion (kami style) which may not be convenient for you
- Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
Here is a video showing how kukris are made under the 'primitive method'. We will follow the same method to make the khukuri during the workshop.
Interested people are requested to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any further queries and for booking.