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Language: English, based on phonetic Nepali
Source: In common use


Kukri is a common simplified method to spell the more correct khukri खुक्रि or khukurīi (खुकुरी). Kukri is often used by collectors of these knives in the English speaking world.

The khukuri is a utility and fighting knife that is mainly associated with the Ghurkas. It is characterized by a forward curving blade that widens considerably before forming a fairly sharp point.

Main article: khukuri (खुकुरी)

Glossary searchkhukurī

Also see: A Nepalese khukurī glossary


A khukuri of the late 19th centuryA fine late 19th century khukuri with silver mounts.
Listed by Mandarin Mansion in 2020.

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With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.


Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.


Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.


An exceptionally large example with a desirable three fullered blade.


Typical Chinese hook sword, with seldom-seen fine silver wire overlay.

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The style typical of Kutch, the execution far above what is normally seen on work from that area.

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