11 Inch Dhankute Horn Special Khukuri
This is 11 Inch Dhankute Horn Special Khukuri .Dhankuta is a small village located in the eastern part of Nepal and this type of khukuri is mostly made in this village. The name “DhanKute” of the khukuri is given after its village name where it originated centuries ago. Dhankute people specialized in many ornamental,Souvenir and decorative displayers amongst which the DhanKute khukuri is one of their prized and prestigious establishments.This Dhankute Horn khukuri (kukri) derived its name from Dhankuta village in eastern Nepal. Only the skilled craftsmen of this village can make this kind of khukuri(kukri). Using buffalo horn for scabbard which is embellished with national symbols of Nepal such national bird (Danfe), national flower (Laligurans), Gurkha insignia ( cross khukuri),The handle of this khukuri (kukri) is always depicted with the inscription of the temple. This khukuri (kukri) is considered as a decorative because of the priced possesed with the work done on it though the quality of the blade being the same as the working ones.All Khukuris have two pockets on the back of the scabbard which hold a blunt steel called "chakmak" for sharpening the blade or for striking spark from flint and a little knife known as "karda" used for skinning small animals . The notch (kaura or kaudi) in the blade near the hilt of most khukuris serves as conduit for the blood on the blade to drip out, thus preventing it from soiling the hilt, as well as a device for catching and neutralizing and enemy blade.
|Material Used||High Grade Carbon Steel (car & jeep leaf spring,5160)for blade.Water buffalo horn for Scabbard (outside),water buffalo horn for the handle,White metal and “Laha” (Nepali Traditional Glue).|
|Blade Size and Type||11 inch(22.5cm) and polished blade,Handmade.|
|Handle Size and Type||5.5inch (13.75cm) and Fixed blade handle.|
|Hardness of steel||spine=22-25 RC, belly=45-46 RC, edge=54-55 RC.|