16 Inch Black Hunter Sirupate Khukri
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 kukri has a black sine blade with balance temper so it's very good for working because after working if forget to clean the blade. It's rust free blade. The sheath is made of buffalo hide while wood or buffalo horn is used to make handle. It has 16 long blade and 6 long handle. It weighs is 950 grams. The kukri 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), Brass and Laha (Nepali Traditional Glue).|
|Blade Size and Type||16 inch (40cm) and black sine blade.|
|Handle Size and Type||6 inch (15cm) and Rosewood fixed blade handle.|
|Hardness of steel||spine=22-25 RC, belly=45-46 RC, edge=54-55 RC.|