12 Inch Chitlange Superior

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This is 12 Inch Chitlange Superior kukri. Chitlang, a small hilly town, is situated in eastern part of Nepal. This type of khukuri is made in that place. Hence it is called Chitlange wooden khukuri.
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This is the newer, nicer and better version of the Chainpure khukuri. The shape/design of the knife is made like that of the Chainpure however with improved and superior execution. The forging of the blade with large bevel from the tip all the way down to the notch makes the kukri very special and rare as this is a difficult process of crafting even for the skilled craftsman costing him more effort and time. The large elongated bevel is forged to withstand the hardest blow, severe impact and to make cutting easier and more effective. The bulky bevel also works as an "I Beam" system where it absorbs the impact and gives less tension to the blade and also cuts down unnecessary weight of the blade. The wooden handle is also nicely made for easier grip. The handle’s shape flares as it finishes towards the butt cap and has a blocker to save hand sleep on the edge khukuri. The buffalo leather case is given the newer and nicer touch too. The front body of the scabbard is made triangular which the signature of a Chitlange khukuri. The hole in the ricasso near to the nozzle of the blade is also the trademark of the khukuri. It signifies the footmark of a cow that is holy in Nepal.

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Material Used Highly Graded Carbon Steel (car & jeep leaf spring, 5160) for blade. Water buffalo Leather for the Scabbard(outside), rosewood for the handle, Pinewood for Scabbard (inside), Brass and “Laha” (Nepali Traditional Glue).
Blade Size and Type 12 inch (30.48cm) hand forged polished blade.
Handle Size and Type 5 inch (12.7cm) Rosewood Fixed blade handle.
Hardness of steel spine= 22-25 RC, belly= 45-46 RC, edge= 58-60 RC.
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