Language: Tibetan


Gankyil means "wheel of joy". It is somewhat similar to the tàijítú (太极图) of Chinese philosophy, better known in the west as the yin-yang-symbol. The difference is that the gankyil has 3 or four swirls, as opposed to the two of the tàijítú. 

It is often described as representing the three sacred jewels: the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.

In the older Bon religion it denotes the three principal terma ("hidden teachings"); the "Northern Treasure" the "Central Treasure" and the "Southern Treasure".

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With a very fine Nepalese blade, but kard-like hilt and scabbard.


Early type with very shallow notch in the blade and little flare in the pommel.


20th century military khukurī with many different tools in its back pocket.


Simple piece with a beautiful blade profile.


Very large presentation kukri from the Sundarijal Arsenal in Nepal.


An understated, elegant khukuri of substantial proportions with fine layered blade.