Khukuri Imports Ltd

We import the finest hand made Khukuris from Nepal to New Zealand. We can supply to retailers or individuals.

 

 

To order - contact us by:

PO Box 13003, Tauranga 3141, New Zealand

Phone +64 7 576 9500 Mob +64 27 545 8069

Email: info@khukuriimports.co.nz

Please note that items supplied may vary slightly from the photographs below and that items in the photos other than the khukuris are not for sale.

Stocked Products - our most popular knives

Logie Knife (Product Code KILK22)
                                                                   
Price NZ$150 plus postage                                                                   

On 22 November 2013 after seven years of battling a rare disease called Cryoglobulinemia, Colin Logie died.  Colin was one of the directors of Khukuri Imports Ltd.


In memorial of Colin and in cooperation with our suppliers Khukuri House in Nepal, we have created this robustly constructed 'bush knife'. It is specifically designed for use by soldiers, hunters and campers

 

Handle: Indian Rose Wood

 

Sheath: This knife comes with the standard water buffalo leather sheath with 2 position belt loop as pictured.

 

Length of blade: 150mm

 

Thickness of blade: 5mm

 

Total weight: 415 grams approx

 

Place of Origin: Dharan, Eastern Nepal


Biltong Khukuri (Product Code KILK1)

Price NZ$75 plus postage

 

This khukuri was originally designated for the South African market. Primarily used for cutting biltong it has also become known as the Pocket Khukuri. It is a handy size and can fit in your pocket or hang on your belt. It is popular in your home bar and for use in the outdoors.

 

Blade: Resembles the popular shape of the standard Gurkha issue khukuri.

 

Handle: Indian Rosewood. 

 

Scabbard: Water buffalo leather and has a belt loop.

 

Size of Blade: 5 inches (125mm)

 

Total weight: 100 grams.

 

Place of Origin: Dharan, Eastern Nepal


                                                                 

                                                                        

                                                                     

                                                                                                       Biltong Khukuri (Product Code KILK34)
                                                                                                                        Price NZ$60 plus postage

NEW PRODUCT                                                                                 

For display or use as a knife, this mini khukuri is made in the same way and from the same materials as the larger khukuris are made.

 

Blade: Resembles the popular shape of the standard Gurkha issue khukuri.

 

Handle: Indian Rosewood 

 

Scabbard: Water buffalo leather and has a belt loop.

 

Size of Blade: 4.5 inches (115mm)

 

Total weight: 90 grams. approx

 

Place of Origin: Dharan, Eastern Nepal

 


Operation Enduring Freedom - Afghanistan (Product Code KILK4)
Price NZ$280 plus postage

This khukuri was designated for soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

Blade: A typical jungle or training/combat knife shaped blade with the mounting peak slightly straightened for swift in and out draw.  Unpolished so that it does not reflect.

Handle: This is a special combat handle made from white rosewood.  The top front portion is raised to protect the user, ensuring the hand stays restricted within the handle.  The full flat tang goes all the way through the handle which makes this a very strong knife.  The tang protrudes out of the handle where a there is a hole for attaching a lanyard. 

Scabbard: Black buffalo leather covered by khaki fabric.

Extras: A small straight backup knife which has been crafted stronger than the regular companion of a khukuri (karda).

Size of Blade: 10 inches (250mm)

Total weight: 750 grams.

Place of Origin: Dharan, Eastern Nepal


Operation Iraq Freedom (Product Code KILK5)
Price NZ$280 plus postage

The Operation Iraqi Freedom Khukuri is a unique khukuri designed for soldiers serving in Iraq.  It is not a standard issue knife.

Blade: This kukri blade is based on the World War II version issued to the Gurkhas.  The blade is semi-polished and has a groove from tip to the notch area.  It is designed to give more strength and durability to the width of the blade while in use and at the same time cuts down the unnecessarily weight of blade without losing strength.  The curvature adds support to the flat surface for heavy duty work as it absorbs shock.  The unpolished blade retains the temper resulting in a stronger edge and additional sharpness.

Handle: Made from Indian Rosewood.  The "Panawal" style handle has a tang which goes all the way through the handle.  The bolster and pommel are made in iron to give additional strength.

Scabbard: Sand coloured leather for camouflage and twin belt loops.

Extras: Karda (small knife) and Chakmak (sharpener)

Size of Blade: 11 inches (275mm)

Total weight: 900 grams.

Place of Origin: Dharan, Eastern Nepal


World War II (Product Code KILK9)
Price NZ$250 plus postage

Since the formation of first Gurkha military unit in early 19th century many different khukuri knives have been seen together with countless legendary tales.  The World War II khukuri is the same as that used by the British Gurkhas towards the end of the WWII.

Blade: This 11 inch long kukri knife has a beautiful shape with no peak on the back edge.  The belly is small and enlarges towards the point.  The knife carries much of its weight in the front but it remains well balanced and effective.  The blade is well polished.  The rat tang of the blade goes through the handle and is peened over at the brass butt cap.  The bolster and butt cap are brass.

Handle: Wooden.

Scabbard: Buffalo hide leather with a belt loop.

Extras: It comes with the two traditional accompanying knives, Karda (the small utility knife) and Chakmak (the sharpener).

Size of Blade: 11 inches (275mm)

Total weight: 775 grams.

Place of Origin: Dharan, Eastern Nepal


 
 

Paper Khukuri with stand (Product Code KILK12)

Price NZ$60 plus postage

 
Probably the smallest khukuri knife ever made.  Originally manufactured by Khukuri House in 1991 and now copied by others.  The blade is a replica of the original Gurkha khukuri.  It is identical in shape (but much smaller) to the Gurkhas current service issue khukuri.  It is designed as a letter opener and makes an interesting and unique addition to an office desktop.  It comes with an attractive Indian Rosewood stand.
 
Blade: The blade is made from solid brass.
 
Handle: Indian Rosewood.
 
Scabbard: Water buffalo leather Size of Blade: 4 inches (100mm)
 
Total weight: 75 grams.
 
Place of Origin: Dharan, Eastern Nepal

 
 
Gurkha Number 1 Khukuri (Product Code KILK14)
Price NZ$250 plus postage
 
This is one of the two standard khukuris issued to Gurkhas ("Service Ceremonial" being the other one) that came in production from mid 1980's.
From the formation of first Gurkha unit in 1814 to the Great Indian Mutiny in 1857 to the Great War in 1914-18 to 2nd World War in 1944-45 to the Borneo Confrontation in 1962-66 to Falklands War in 1982 Gurkhas have been issued with a number of khukuris.  It is THE knife that can be put to use or added to a collection or as a gift providing an inseparable bond with the Gurkhas.

Scabbard: Water buffalo leather and has a belt loop.
 
Handle: Water buffalo
 
Size of Blade: 10+ inches (260mm)
 
Extras: It comes with the two traditional accompanying knives, Karda (the small utility knife) and Chakmak (the sharpener).
 
Total weight: 700 grams.
 
Place of Origin: Dharan, Eastern Nepal

18 inch Maar Khukuri (Product code KILK32)
Price $345 plus postage

NEW PRODUCT

Historically the 18 inch khukuri was primarily made for religious ceremonies. It was also used for combat and made for honouring distinguished people. This size and style of khukuri is believed to have existed for centuries and was used during the Gorkha campaign of uniting Nepal in the mid-1700’s as documented and exhibited in the National Arsenal Museum in Kathmandu, Nepal.

 

Handle: Wooden, over 6 inches (170mm).

 

Scabbard: Buffalo hide leather with a belt loop.

 

Extras: It comes with the two traditional accompanying knives, Karda (small utility knife) and Chakmak (sharpener).

 

Blade: 18 + inches (460mm)

 

Thickest part of blade: 10mm

 

Total weight: 1.7kg

 

Place of Origin: Dharan, Eastern Nepal


15 inch Special Khukuri (Product code KILK33)
Price $300 plus postage

NEW PRODUCT

The blade is the basic “World War” type (old Gurkha version). The handle is “Chainpure” village type made from Indian rosewood with a metal pommel and bolster for more strength and smarter look. The scabbard is made from water buffalo leather with a single loop frog. Large khukuri knives like 15 inch Special are often used in the army for Hindu sacrificial ceremonies.

 

Handle: Indian rosewood, approximately 6 inches (150mm).

 

Scabbard: Buffalo hide leather with a belt loop.

 

Blade: 15+ inches (390 mm)

 

Thickness of blade at widest point: 10 mm.

 

Total weight: 1.7 kg.

 

Place of Origin: Dharan, Eastern Nepal


 
Buff Head (Product Code KILK16)
Price on application
 
This is possibly the largest khukuri in the world.  It is used for slaughtering very big buffaloes during festivals and sacrificial ceremonies.  The beheading has to be done in one single blow otherwise the failure to do so would bring ill-fortune to the whole community witnessing the ceremony.
 
It takes almost five days for three skilled craftsmen, working around the clock to make a Buff Head. Biswakarmas or the "Born Kukri Makers" are the only people who make the Buff Head.
 
Scabbard: Water buffalo leather and has a belt loop
 
Handle: Rosewood Size of Blade (approx): 36 inches (900mm)
 
Extras: It comes with the two traditional accompanying knives, Karda (the small utility knife) and Chakmak (the sharpener) each of which are the size of standard khukuris.
 
Total weight approx: 8.5kg.
 
Place of Origin: Dharan, Eastern Nepal
 

 

Khukuri Key Ring (Product Code KILK19)

Price NZ$18 plus postage

Khukuri Key ring made in Nepal from a brass and silver alloy. Approximately 75mm long.

Comes with card, as illustrated, that you can write in if you are making this a gift to someone.


 

Khukuri Pendant (Product Code KILK20)

Price NZ$28 plus postage

Khukuri Pendant made in Nepal from a brass and silver alloy. Sterling Silver suspender ring made and fitted in New Zealand. Approximately 75mm long.

Comes with card, as illustrated, that you can write in if you are making this a gift to someone.


 

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