Buying a Khukri in Nepal

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Re: Buying a Khukri in Nepal

Post by Djanko » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:58 pm

I think cold steel is sourced and made in India and these people also make top notch kukri.

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Re: Buying a Khukri in Nepal

Post by pistolero » Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:23 pm

Cold Steel Kukri's, IMHO are made in Taiwan. Dont know if they are making them in India, would be interesting if their San Mai Kukris were made in India.
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Re: Buying a Khukri in Nepal

Post by pistolero » Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:30 pm

Lockdown Updates some verified makers from Nepal, if you ever visit KTM

(The below order is generic, its not a ranking)

Heritage Knives - VK Kunwor
Kailash Blades - Interesting stuff coming from them
Purna Darnal -GGK
Barun Bairali -Khotang Handicraft
Neem Tenji
KHHI - (Biggest in terms of size and product variety)


Avoid Thamel, its now a tourist trap, poorly made pieces. Best to write to above makers and see what they have
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Re: Buying a Khukri in Nepal

Post by Woods » Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:54 pm

Thamel main market road in Kathmandu has some sparkling fashionable Khukhri shops . Khukhris in all sizes and material . Reasonable prices and they're also open to negotiation. Back narrow alleys of Thamel has some very exotic items available for a connoisseur . Examples being Khukhri with ivory handles having intricate carvings , Khukhri with a sheath covered in squirrel tail . Some items are even so classic that they simply refuse to sell and keep them for show purposes only.
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Re: Buying a Khukri in Nepal

Post by pistolero » Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:15 am

Woods have explored Thamel extensively, best to contact known makers or a smith in Dharan.

Thamel quality has dropped, no guarantee on what you are buying.
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Re: Buying a Khukri in Nepal

Post by Woods » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:31 pm

pistolero wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:15 am
Woods have explored Thamel extensively, best to contact known makers or a smith in Dharan.

Thamel quality has dropped, no guarantee on what you are buying.
Being a tourist hotspot and particularly visited by Indian junta , it was bound to go that way :|
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