10 Inch Dhankute Wooden Khukuri
This is 10 inch long blade dhankute wooden khukuri.Dhankuta, a small hilly town, is situated in eastern part of Nepal. This type of khukuri is made in that place.Hence it is called Dhankute wooden khukuri. The name Dhankuta” of the khukuri is given after its village name where it originated centuries ago. Dhankute people specialized in many ornamented and decorative displayers amongst which the Dhankute khukuri is one of their prized and prestigious establishments. A dhankute khukuri is basically a simple working and decorative knife but with a fancy Plain Rosewood scabbard. that has Nepalese national symbols overlaid on its front panel. The skilled craftsmen craft special scabbard from India rosewood for the kukri blade and displays various national monograms made from expensive metallic sheets like Brass or White metal or even Silver sometimes such as kings crown (Shree-pech), national bird (Danfe), national flower (Laligurans), national fish (Aasla), Gurkha insignia (khukuri cross) etc. The basic objective is to compose the khukuri to represent Nepal and her persona. The glory, sovereignty, character, culture and people of Nepal is tried to captured in this unique work of art by the Dhankutes. Commoners mostly use it as a decorative tool because of its elegant and delicate look. The blade is slimmer and lighter than the army types. It comes in both, Chanipure and Sirupate type blades. DhanKutes are typical working knives too but since they are made for display purpose and demands to be displayed to decorate a space, DhanKutes are mostly kept in shelf or stand snd can be engraved with dragon or other design as your choice.
|Material Used||Highly Graded Carbon Steel (car & jeep leaf spring, 1075-1095)for blade. Rosewood for Scabbard (outside), Rosewood for the handle, Brass and “Laha” (Nepali Traditional Glue).|
|Blade Size and Type||10 inch(25cm) and polished blade,Handmade.|
|Handle Size and Type||5 inch (12.5cm) and Fixed blade handle.|
|Hardness of steel||spine=22-25 RC, belly=45-46 RC, edge=54-55 RC.|