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Antique knives, antique kukris have had a few spellings, most common are kukri and khukuri, but basically it’s a mid-length curved knife comprising a distinctive Cho (notch) that is the national knife of Nepal. This shape is believed to have existed 2500 years ago; the Kopis used by the Greeks is the probable source of its design. In our modern times the kukri really came to prominence outside Nepal with the Nepal War in 1814-15 after the formation of British Gurkha Army. It was carried in a wood sheath covered in leather, most having a wooden grip or horn and traditionally having two small knives (one small knife for chores and the other left unsharpened for flint striking and to knock burrs from the main blade), it is one of the most famous and feared knives of the world. 

To some the most appealing and distinctive part of the kukri is the notch or Cho cut into the blade directly in front of the grip near its base. Its unique shape and utility objectives have been the source of much debate. The notch works as a blood stop to prevent fluid from going towards the handle so that a good grip can be maintained. Additionally it was to stop the sharpener when in use from reaching the handle. Religiously it signifies the Hindu fertility symbol (OM) and represents the sacred cows hoof. 

What is true is that all traditional kukri’s carry this notch. You can buy original kukri's from the arsenal of the Royal Nepalese Army as well as find modern day versions and machetes online at Atlanta Cutlery. Historic in every sense of the word, you have the rare opportunity to own a legendary antique Nepalese kukri since originally issued to Gurkha soldiers over a century ago. Discovered in the Royal Palace of Lagan Silekhana in Kathmandu they are real military treasures of a bygone era.

Learn more about the ancient Kukri in our learning center.

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BhojPure Traditional Antique Kukri

#401126
These original battle kukri’s were made prior to 1890. Each kukri is hand made; the steel was smelted, forged, shaped and hammered in Nepal by individual Kamis. Approx. 17" long, 2-1/2" wide, 3/8" thick.
$99.95

Bhojpure Traditional Kukri Blade

#403094
These original battle Kukri blades were hand made prior to 1890. Blade only without the handle or scabbard. Approx. 17" long.
$48.95

BhojPure Traditional Kukri with Old Scabbard

#401166
The original BhojPure battle Kukri’s were made prior to 1890 and was popular among Nepalese because it brings good fortune and prosperity. This comes complete with original scabbard and 2 small Kukri knives. Approx. 17 inches long.
$139.95

Gurkha Officer's Patch Knife

#402042
This hand forged antique has a genuine horn handle and dates from the 1800s. They are generally 7-3/4" long with 3-1/4" blades and solid brass furniture. Generally good condition.
$22.50 $24.95

Longleaf Traditional Antique Kukri

#401124
This Longleaf battle kukri has a straighter spine and longer blade than Bhojpure, and in the skilled hands of the Gurkha it became a frightening weapon indeed. These have all seen service with both the Nepali military and the British Army. All of the blades are marked in Devangari script with the date of manufacture.
$149.95

Longleaf Traditional Antique Kukri with Old Scabbard and 2 Knives

#401164
This antique traditional, hand-made Longleaf Kukri includes an original Old Scabbard with 2 small knives. Approx. 19 inches long. Fair Condition.
$189.95

Longleaf Traditional Antique Kukri with Reproduction Scabbard, 2 Knives

#403579
This longleaf kukri was made for war. It has a straighter spine and longer blade than bhojpure. It comes with new scabbard made of wood and covered in leather. Includes 2 small kukri knives that mount in the auxillary pouch on the back of the scabbard.
$169.95

Longleaf Traditional Kukri Blade

#403093
These original battle kukri blades were made prior to 1890. Some were made much earlier, but it’s difficult to determine the exact date. Each kukri is hand made; the steel was smelted, forged, shaped and hammered in Nepal by individual Kamis. Blade only - without the handle or scabbard.
$48.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Longleaf Traditional Antique Kukri with Old Scabbard and 2 Knives

Antique : As stated , and met expectations , great Static Display
Reviewed by: John, August 12, 2019

Review of: Longleaf Traditional Antique Kukri with Reproduction Scabbard, 2 Knives

Great kukri - this came in good condition, but a bit dirty.  There was no active rust, but there was corrosion from years of storage and two significant dents in the edge.  I spent about an hour working on it with a rust eraser and a whetstone and got it back to almost original condition, though the dents would need much more work to take out.  Mine had a wooden handle which is very solid and in fairly decent shape.  In hand it feels authoritative and "choppy" in a good way.  If you haven't handled a historic kukri before then they're very interesting and very utilitarian.

To be honest, it wouldn't be my first choice for outdoor usage, but it would definitely work in a pinch.  As a collector piece... it's really, really good.  This is a vintage or antique blade, and when you think about it, the dents in my blade just indicate that it saw use during the day.  More likely than not, someone trusted this blade with their life when they took it with them on an expedition.
Reviewed by: Michael, July 21, 2019

Review of: Longleaf Traditional Kukri Blade

show up in 4 days.  In great shape, will order from  ACC in the future. thanks
Reviewed by: Kevin, June 26, 2019

Review of: Longleaf Traditional Kukri Blade

I ordered this longleaf blade along with a bojpure blade. This longleaf is about an inch shorter than the bojpure, and has a slightly more slender leaf. But it is still an inch longer and broader than my modern production, traditional-stlye kukri. The blade is also made of a much tougher grade of steel. Tougher than any other weapons in my collection. I did not pay for hand selection. Even still, this blade is in quite good condition in spite of nicks and some clear signs of heavy use.  These are actually nice in an authentic antique. This is no modern reproduction. I have attached a handle of my own making. I will leave the heavy patina intact and touch up the edge so that it can live on as a fearsome weapon.
Reviewed by: Jonathan, March 31, 2019

Review of: Bhojpure Traditional Kukri Blade

I bought this bojpure blade along with a longleaf blade. This bojpure is over an inch longer than the longleaf, and has a broader blade. It is about two inches longer than my modern production, traditional style kukri and has a much broader blade. It is far more imposing as a weapon. It is also made of a vastly tougher grade of steel. Harder than any weapon in my collection. I did not pay for hand selection, and this blade is in rough condition. The edge looks to have suffered major damage at some point and was crudely repaired. The tip is broken off. None of this detracts from this beautiful antique. I have attached a custom handle. I am leaving the heavy patina intact and will touch up the edge so that it will continue to live on as a fearsome weapon.
Reviewed by: Jonathan, March 31, 2019

Review of: Longleaf Traditional Antique Kukri with Reproduction Scabbard, 2 Knives

I can't begin to tell you how much I loved this ! It was all I could have wished for . The knife was beautiful  and the reproduction was really well made . The two small knife's were nicer than I thought they'd be . I had wanted this item for some time now and it was well worth the wait . Really , really please . Will be  wanting to buy other products form Atlanta cutlery in the future .
Reviewed by: shawn, March 24, 2019

Review of: BhojPure Traditional Kukri with Old Scabbard

Better than expected. Scabbard was in great shape and cleaned up nicely with some saddle soap. Recommend the hand select option.
Reviewed by: Robert, March 02, 2019

Review of: BhojPure Traditional Kukri with Old Scabbard

This Kukri was as described with the sheath in very good condition.  These relics from Lagan Silekhana are a pleasure to own.
Reviewed by: Joe, February 10, 2019

Review of: Wood Kukri Handle

I have a few old kukri blades that needed restoration. These old handle blanks are the correct start in my restorations.  Proper original old wood, pre-formed and ready for further minimal sculpting and fitting has worked for me. I now have authentic blades repaired with authentic old parts!
Reviewed by: David, February 08, 2019

Review of: Longleaf Traditional Antique Kukri with Old Scabbard and 2 Knives

Wonderful antique, superb old steel that can be cleaned up easily to a great display. The inscription on the spine is amazing. Scabbard is old but still in presentable condition. I will order other Kukris from this group!
Reviewed by: David, February 08, 2019