5 Inch Dhankute Horn Khukuri
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. 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,5160)for blade.Buffalo horn for Scabbard,Buffalo horn for the handle,Brass and “Laha” (Nepali Traditional Glue).|
|Blade Size and Type||5 inch(12.5cm) and polished blade,Handmade.|
|Handle Size and Type||3.5 inch (8.75cm) and Fixed blade handle.|
|Hardness of steel||spine=22-25 RC, belly=45-46 RC, edge=54-55 RC.|