13 Inch Panawal Sirupate Rust Free Kukri
The shape of this khukuri blade is very much alike to the leaf of the Siru. Hence it is called Sirupate khukuri. It has straight blade and not as wide as other knives. This black sine kukri is very good for working because after working if forget to clean the blade also doesn't get rust on the blade. The sheath is made of buffalo hide. It has 13 inch long blade and 6 inch handle. It weighs is 950 grams. The kukr blade is made of highly graded carbon steel. 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 such as rabbits. 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||Highly Graded Carbon Steel (car & jeep leaf spring, 1075-1095)for blade. Water buffalo leather for the Scabbard(outside), Rosewood for the handle, Pinewood for Scabbard (inside), Whitemetal and Laha (Nepali Traditional Glue).|
|Blade Size and Type||13 inch (32.5cm) and Black sine blade|
|Handle Size and Type||6 inch (15cm) and Rosewood Full tang handle .|
|Hardness of steel||spine=22-25 RC, belly=45-46 RC, edge=54-55 RC.|