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Gurkha Knife/Khukri of Uttarakhand

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Gurkha Knife/Khukri of Uttarakhand

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The khukri is a Gurkha knife celebrated for its blade. The boomerang-shaped blade gas different curvatures at the spine and the at the edge where it is supported by a handle made from wood.
The design makes it wide and thick at the center and tapering at the ends. the unusual curve at the center of mass gives it momentum to inflict deep cuts and slashes without much effort. The narrower the blade at the base also works as a cutting edge. the handle is curved and is flared butt and prominently ribbed center give the handle a marvelous grip. It is made from the hard wearing woods a bull horn. the tang of the blade extends all the way through the handle, and the end is hammered flat yo secure the entire knife. a traditional khukri is accompanied by two finer sized knives fitted into its scabbard- a blunt chakmak for sharpening the khukri blade and a sharp-edged karda for skinning. 

 

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