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 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.


Unusual example with hilts carved in lionesque heads.


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.