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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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Original 1800s Patch Knife

#401788
Rare original 1800s Nepalese Patch Knives. These hand forged antiques have genuine stag handles and were probably carried in kukri pouches by the Royal Guard. They are generally 6-1/2" to 7-1/2" overall, with blades ranging from 2-3/4" to 3-1/4". Good condition.
From $30.00

Victorian Era Nepalese Officer’s Kukri

#750076
These Victorian Era kukri's were made by hand for the British Gurkha Regiments as their standard issue sidearm for Officer's.
$149.95

Wood Kukri Handle

#403096
$7.95

WWI Issue Vintage Kukri

#401104
$98.95

Top Customer Reviews

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

Review of: Gurkha Officer's Patch Knife

Great old knife, nice horn handle and brass bolster and butt. Shure you need to clean it up and degrease it, a bit of 0000 steel wool and the knife is ready of display or, sharpen and use.....these are not sharp and need an edge put on them, but the steel is great!
Reviewed by: David, February 08, 2019

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

Great piece of history. Knife is huge and scary. Love it.
Reviewed by: jacob, February 07, 2019

Review of: Gurkha Officer's Patch Knife

Great piece of history
Reviewed by: jacob, February 07, 2019

Review of: Original 1800s Patch Knife

Was quite pleased with a couple of these knives so I ordered 3 more to give to the Grandchildren.
Reviewed by: Joe, February 05, 2019

Review of: Original 1800s Patch Knife

Had previously purchase a couple of these patch knives and was so pleased with them that I bought 3 more to give to the Grandchildren.
Reviewed by: Joe, February 05, 2019